Complaints Against Veterinary Surgeons
All complaints must be in writing. The Veterinary Board cannot consider anonymous complaints. Please note that your letter of complaint will be copied to the veterinarian for a response before the matter is formally considered by the Board, although the complaint may be given preliminary consideration, mainly to determine if there has been sufficient information provided. You will be advised when the Board receives your complaint and if further details are required.
The written complaint must be signed and dated and provide the following details:
Following receipt of the complaint and the veterinarian’s response the Board may do several things:
There are some matters which, while important to clients, cannot be dealt with by the Board. Such matters relate to fees and compensation. If these issues need to be addressed it is appropriate that civil action be taken through the courts.
The summary form should be returned with your letter of complaint. (Please note that the summary document does not replace your fully detailed letter of complaint and supportive statements).
Return your complaint to:
Contact: Veterinary Board of TasmaniaVeterinary Board of Tasmania
PO Box 909
Sandy Bay TAS 7006
Phone: 03 6223 8071
Fax: 03 6223 1307
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