The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is working with the veterinary profession to respond to the current bushfire crisis. The AVA has a dedicated web page which includes:
Links to information and support services for any members of the profession affected by bushfires
Information about how to volunteer to treat animals affected by bushfires
Links to Government financial assistance
Resources for assessing and treating animals
Do I need to be registered as a veterinary surgeon in South Australia to volunteer to treat animals in South Australia?
If you have full (unconditional) registrationas a veterinary surgeon in South Australia, you can practise in South Australia on a paid or voluntary basis during the bushfire crisis. If you have conditions imposed on your registration, please contact us for guidance about whether you are able to assist during the bushfire crisis.
If you have registration as a veterinary surgeon/practitioner in any State or Territory of Australia, you can practise in South Australia on a paid or voluntary basis under deemed registration (national recognition). There is no requirement for you to register in South Australia providing that your principal place of residence remains in the jurisdiction in which you are registered.
If you have conditions imposed on your registration by an interstate registration authority, you must comply with those conditions at all times whilst practising in South Australia.
If you are based overseas and wish to practise in South Australia as a veterinary surgeon on a paid or voluntary basis during the bushfire crisis, you must apply for registration in South Australia by submitting the relevant application for registration form: https://www.vsbsa.org.au/Forms_side_link_45_Forms.html. The Board will fast track the processing of your registration application at no extra charge to you.