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Welcome to the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW

The Board is an independent State Government Statutory Corporation. It is responsible under the Veterinary Practice Act 2003, for registering Veterinary Practitioners and Veterinary Specialists, Licensing Veterinary Hospitals and investigating complaints about the practice of Veterinary Science in NSW.

This site provides information to the Veterinary Practitioners of New South Wales, Veterinary Practitioners from other States and Territories in Australia and overseas, other government departments and consumers of Veterinary Services.

Details of veterinary practitioners, veterinary specialists and veterinary hospitals are available by using the search facility by pressing the blue seach button below the menu on the left hand side of page.

Board News Dec 2014

DPI:CVO Bulletin - Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus - 19 December 2014

Please read the Bio Security Bulletin regarding Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (PDF 318kb) which is issued on behalf of Ian Roth - the Chief Veterinary Officer in NSW.

Please address any queries you have regarding the information in the linked bulletin to:

Sarah Britton | Veterinary Officer | Biosecurity NSW
Department of Primary Industries |161 Kite Street | Orange NSW 2800| Locked Bag 21 | Orange NSW 2800
T: 02 6391 3717 | F: 02 6361 9976 |
E: sarah.britton@dpi.nsw.gov.au
W: www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity

VPB: Christmas Greetings and Operating Hours - 18 December 2014

The Board and staff would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous year ahead.

The Board office will close at midday on 24th December and will reopen on Monday 5th January.

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?
Christmas MistletoeIt came without ribbons. It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

- Dr. Seuss

VPB: Boardtalk Issue 41 - Dec 2014 - 17 December 2014

The latest Boardtalk, December 2014, Issue 41 in now available.

To view and then print a PDF version (955kb) of the Boardtalk.
An online version is not yet available.

DPI: Work health and safety and Hendra - 12 December 2014

The Board and the NSW DPI have received calls from distressed clients who are unable to obtain veterinary services for their sick horse. The Board will not instruct veterinarians to see horses where they have made an assessment that it is unsafe to do so. If your practice is developing a strict policy such as not attending any horse which isn't vaccinated, the Board suggests you circulate that information widely to ensure the horse owning public are aware of that policy before they have a need for a horse to be seen.

Board News Nov 2014

DPI: Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) alerts - 27 November 2014

Do you know where to find national animal disease alerts? The Australian Department of Agriculture regularly releases Emergency Animal Disease (EAD) alerts and bulletins for private practitioners. These alerts can be found at:www.daff.gov.au/animal-plant-health/pests-diseases-weeds/animal/ead-bulletin

It is important that veterinarians are familiar with the bulletins so they are aware of what diseases could impact their work.


You may be looking at the first case and you do not want to become famous as the vet who missed it!!

Use the hotline number 1800 675 888 as hundreds of your colleagues do each year or contact your local government vet.

You are not alone.

VPB: Hospital and other inspections - 4 November 2014

In January 2014 the Hospital Inspector, Mr Glenn Lynch, completed the first phase of the Board's hospital inspection program. This involved inspections of over 630 licensed premises in NSW. Glenn has now commenced the next phase of the Board's inspection program which involves inspections of unlicensed premises. So, if you offer a mobile, on-site or house call veterinary service that is not based from a licensed hospital you can expect to receive a call from Glenn in the coming months.
As per our hospital or licensed premises inspection program, these visits have an educational focus and the purpose is to ensure both compliance with the legislation and achievement of acceptable standards to meet the public interest. To assist providers of veterinary services from unlicensed premises in preparing for these inspections the Board has put together the attached self-assessment checklist.

Board News Aug 2014

Racing NSW Negotiations - 4 August 2014

The Board and Racing NSW continue to negotiate, with the assistance of representatives of the State government, in order to reach an alternative to the licensing regime proposed by RNSW. We have been advised by Racing NSW that the commencement of Local Rule 82C and licensing has been deferred indefinitely.

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Latest Boardtalk

Boardtalk - May 2014

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The Board accepts this in the form of:

  • a posted letter
  • an email , or
  • a fax to 02 8338 1077
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