Functions  
The functions of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia are set out in the Veterinary Practice Act 2003.

They are to:
  • recognise courses of education or training that provide qualifications for registration on the general register or the specialist register
  • determine the requirements necessary for registration on the general register or the specialist register
  • determine the specialties in which a person may be registered on the specialist register
  • establish and maintain the registers contemplated by the Act
  • prepare or endorse codes of conduct and professional standards for veterinary surgeons
  • prepare or endorse guidelines on continuing education for veterinary surgeons
  • establish administrative processes for handling complaints received against veterinary surgeons or veterinary services providers (which may include processes under which the veterinary surgeon or veterinary services provider voluntarily enters into an undertaking)
  • provide advice to the Minister as may be appropriate
  • carry out other functions assigned to the Board by or under the Act, or by the Minister