After conducting a formal investigation into a complaint the Board may:
- Dismiss the complaint against the veterinarian
- Find the veterinarian guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct
- Find the veterinarian guilty of professional misconduct
If the Board finds a veterinarian guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct or professional misconduct the Board may:
- Reprimand or caution the veterinarian
- Impose a fine on the veterinarian
- Impose conditions on the veterinarian’s registration
- Require the veterinarian to complete a specified course, or take advice from or report to specified persons
If the Board finds a veterinarian guilty of professional misconduct of a kind sufficiently serious to justify suspension or cancellation of the veterinarian’s registration, the Board must apply to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) for a disciplinary finding against the veterinarian.
A veterinarian may apply to the Tribunal for a review of a decision made by the Board.