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Veterinary surgeons

Disciplinary proceedings

QCAT conducts disciplinary proceedings against veterinary surgeons after the complaint has been investigated and referred by the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland (board). 

QCAT can also hear and decide an application to remove a veterinary surgeon from the register as a result of a conviction for an offence or medical unfitness. Only the board can apply to commence disciplinary proceedings against a veterinary surgeon in QCAT.

Review of the board’s decision

QCAT is able to review decisions made by the board including decisions:

  • imposing conditions on an approval to use premises as veterinary premises
  • refusing an application to use premises as veterinary premises
  • amending, suspending or cancelling an approval to use premises as veterinary premises
  • refusing a person’s application to be registered as a veterinary surgeon.

Apply for a review of a board’s decision.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

If you are seeking a review of an authority's decision, generally you must apply within 28 days of the decision being made. There are exceptions to this rule - check your information notice about the specific time limit in your case.

Last reviewed
9 November 2011
Last updated
27 March 2012

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