The department's Animal Health programs aim to monitor disease occurrence, mitigate the economic and social effects of disease and chemical residue occurrence, facilitate the marketing of Victorian livestock and livestock products, and promote the welfare of farmed animals.
Development and delivery of the programs involves policy, legislation, advisory, research and regulatory activities. Increasingly, the programs form part of a national approach to ensure that our livestock and livestock products meet the requirements of domestic and international customers.
The Chief Veterinary Officer Unit develops policies to ensure that the priorities of the Government and the livestock industries are met.
Services are delivered through regionally-based Animal Health staff, AgriBio – Bundoora, private veterinary laboratories and private veterinary practitioners.
Chief Veterinary Officer Unit
(03) 9217 4111
Customer Service Centre
- Animal Health in Drought
- Avian Botulism
- Avian Influenza
- Bovine Johne's Disease
- Equine Influenza
- Foot and Mouth Disease
- National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)
- Newcastle Disease
- Notifiable Diseases
- PFAS (Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) in livestock (FAQs)
- Ovine Johne's Disease
- Ruminant Feed Ban
- Swine Influenza
- Disease Surveillance Programs
- White Spot Disease in Queensland prawns