The Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia (VSBSA) exercises its statutory functions under the Veterinary Practice Act 2003 with the object of protecting animal health, safety and welfare, and the public interest by achieving and maintaining high professional standards both of competence and conduct in the provision of veterinary treatment in South Australia.

One of the roles of the VSBSA is to register veterinary surgeons and regulate the profession in order to maintain a high standard of service for the South Australian community.

If you wish to apply for registration as a veterinary surgeon in South Australia, please visit the New Graduate or Registration page of this website.

If you wish to notify the VSBSA of a matter of concern regarding the conduct or competence of a veterinary surgeon, please visit the Concerns about Veterinary Surgeons page of this website.

COVID-19 Directions
The State Coordinator, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has issued a range of directions under section 25 of the Emergency Management Act 2004 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about COVID-19 is available from
It is not 'business as usual' for veterinary surgeons - restrictions apply
There is confusion among some veterinary surgeons and practices as to what they are permitted to offer the public during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Authorised workers for veterinary clinics during South Australian lockdown stay at home restrictions
At 12.25pm today, SA Police published the list of authorised essential workers during the lockdown. It includes information of immediate relevance to veterinary surgeons and practices.