In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000

Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call


Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Meet the board

Board functions

The ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board (the Board) is governed by the Veterinary Practice Act 2018 (the Act).

The Board provides relevant, accurate, and timely advice and assistance to the public and practitioners on matters relevant to the profession.

The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the Minister for City Services including:

The Board is responsible for administering the provisions of the Act. The Board registers suitably qualified veterinary practitioners and specialists to enable them to practice in the ACT. The Board is also responsible for the consideration of complaints against registered veterinary practitioners or specialists and general monitoring of the conduct of the profession in the ACT.

The Board is empowered to take disciplinary action against veterinary practitioners who may be in breach of certain provisions of the Act. The Act requires that the Board convene a professional standard or personal assessment panel in accordance with the Act before imposing any disciplinary measures.

ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board

President - Dr Deborah Neutze
Deputy President - Dr Eloise Koelmeyer

Dr Amanda-Lee Charman
Dr Peter Gibbs
Dr Melanie Latter

Community Representative
Ms Alison Archer

Non-Vet Member
Mr Christopher Headon

Registrar - Ms Lisa Johnson
Assistant Director, Boards & Committees - Mr Michael Gavin
Business Coordinator - Ms Erin Barker

View the ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board biographies (PDF 284KB) / Word version (DOC 618KB)

Meeting Dates

The Board meeting dates in 2020 are as follows:


For current Board vacancies please visit the Recruitment page.

Contact details

Phone: 02 6207 0012
ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601