Veterinary Practice Act 2005

Offences in relation to practice of veterinary medicine or use of title.

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54.—(1) Subject to sections F13 [ 54A , ] 55 and 59 a person, other than a veterinary practitioner, shall not—

( a) do or perform any act, matter or thing the doing or performance of which forms part of the practice of veterinary medicine,

( b) use the title or description that would give the impression that he or she is registered under Part 4, such as “veterinary surgeon”, “veterinary specialist”, “veterinary practitioner” or “veterinarian” or any abbreviation or derivative of them, either alone or in connection with any other title or description, or

( c) represent that he or she is registered on the Register.

(2) A body corporate shall not—

( a) do or perform any act, matter or thing the doing or performance of which forms part of the practice of veterinary medicine,

( b) represent itself as registered on the Register, or

( c) represent itself as prepared to do or perform any act matter or thing the doing or performance of which constitutes part of the practice of veterinary medicine.

(3) Subject to F14 [ sections 54A and 55 ] where a person who is not a registered person treats, by the practice of veterinary medicine, whether for reward or otherwise, an animal the property of another person, he or she shall be taken to have represented that he or she is a registered person.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) is guilty of an offence.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F13

Inserted (18.07.2012) by Veterinary Practice (Amendment) Act 2012 (25/2012), s. 9(g)(i), commenced on enactment.

F14

Substituted (18.07.2012) by Veterinary Practice (Amendment) Act 2012 (25/2012), s. 9(g)(ii), commenced on enactment.