Private veterinarians can be involved in the programs below.
Accreditation Program for Australian Veterinarians
The Accreditation Program for Australian Veterinarians (APAV) allows private veterinarians to take part in government sponsored programs.
- Market Assurance Programs (MAP)
- Australian Veterinary Reserve (AVR)
- Australian Government Accredited Export Veterinarian (AAVET).
Learn more about the APAV on the Animal Health Australia website.
Private vets and animal disease response
Private veterinarians can be employed by state or territory governments as:
- temporary or casual employees
- contractors at nationally agreed remuneration rates
when emergency animal disease responses happen.
Learn more at the federal Department of Agriculture website.
Disease surveillance programs
Subsidies are available for veterinarians who investigate diseases through these programs:
Veterinarians must immediately report the diagnosis or suspicion of any notifiable disease. This is required by the Livestock Act 1997 and Livestock Regulations 2013. Even low suspicions and requests for rule-out testing must be reported.
Phone the 24-hour Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888 to report suspected emergency animal disease or contact a veterinary officer.
Learn more about reporting animal diseases.
Ovine Brucellosis-Free Accreditation Program
Approved vets can perform the:
- clinical examination
- property inspection
The approved vets must submit reports to Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and notify the Chief Veterinary Officer about breaches of protocol.
To become an approved vet for this program contact:
Phone: (08) 8207 7959