Apply for registration

Veterinary surgeon registration

To apply for registration as a Veterinary surgeon or specialist in Queensland you must have the required qualifications and submit the following documentation to the Veterinary Surgeon's Board (VSB) by post:

  • A completed application form: Application for registration as a veterinary surgeon (PDF 31KB)
  • A certified copy of photographic identification (such as drivers licence or passport) endorsed 'This is a true photograph of (FULL Name)', endorsed by either
    • (i) a Commissioner of Declarations, Justice of Peace, Public Notary; or
    • (ii) an Australian registered veterinary surgeon (requires the veterinary surgeon's signature, place of registration, registration number)
  • If currently registered elsewhere, request a letter confirming the applicant's good standing (LOGS) with the veterinary registration authority of current registration be forwarded direct to the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board from that authority.
  • If not currently registered elsewhere, a minimum of two certificates attesting as to the applicant's good fame and character from persons who have known the applicant in a supervisory capacity for no less than twelve months must be provided.
    Download the template: Certificate of good fame and character (PDF 166KB)

Veterinary specialist registration

To apply for registration as a Veterinary specialist in Queensland you must already be registered as a veterinary surgeon (in Queensland or elsewhere in Australia).

If you are currently registered as a veterinary specialist in Australian or New Zealand, the following documentation to the Veterinary Surgeon's Board (VSB) must be submitted by post or as a single colour high resolution pdf by email:

If you are applying for registration as a veterinary specialist for the first time, you must also complete the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.(AVBC) Specialist Application form and submit it to the VSB for processing.  Your application will be forwarded to the Advisory Committee on Registration of Veterinary Specialists (ACRVS) for assessment.

Please refer to the Specialist registration information booklet (PDF 696KB) to guide you with this process.