Boardtalk

Information to the profession including latest trends, updates to legislation and regulations, updates to the Board's policies, and more.

2014 Boardtalk Issues

Boardtalk - December 2014

Inside This Issue

  • President’s Report
  • From the Registrar’s Desk
  • From the Hospital Inspector’s car
  • Reports of alleged fraud on veterinary practices
  • Complaints Committee Report
  • More on compounded pharmaceuticals
  • Work health and safety and Hendra
  • Confidentiality – What’s the secret?
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians
  • Complications of bandages and splints
  • Stock Medicines News and Updates
    • Barbervax – a new vaccine for Barbers Pole worm in lambs
    • Startect – a new broad spectrum oral drench for sheep
    • Tiguvon pour-on cancelled
    • Clean up of lead and other toxic substances - Protection of the Environment Act 1997
    • Laboratory Submissions to the State Veterinary DiagnosticLaboratory at EMAI
    • Primefact - Brucellosis (Brucella suis) in dogs
    • Laboratory opening days over Christmas and New Year
  • Emergency Animal Disease Bulletins
  • Intra-articular corticosteroid treatment stand-down period in thoroughbred racing
  • Board Staff
Boardtalk - May 2014

Inside This Issue:

  • President’s Report
  • Hospital Licence Renewals
  • From the Registrar’s Desk
  • Questions about bats?
  • Complaints Committee Report
  • Registration Renewals
  • CPD Audit
  • Neuticles
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - The University of Sydney
  • Veterinary School at Charles Sturt University
  • Abandoned Animals
  • Mental Health in the Veterinary Profession
  • Administrative Decisions Tribunal
    • Helpline for Veterinarians - DHAS (NSW)
  • Compounded Pharmaceuticals
  • Updates from the Department of Primary Industries NSW (DPI)
  • Veterinarian refuses to see a dog and bat
  • Are you storing, handling or using Cyclophosphamide to treat patients?
  • Tick Bites for People
  • Anabolic steroid ban in horse racing
    • Which steroids are banned under these rules?
    • Which horses are affected by these rules?
    • New Rule 178H:
  • Meet the New Board Members
    • Geoffrey Gibbons
    • Ian Russ
  • Companion Animals (Amendment) Act 2013 - The Key Changes
  • Annual General Meeting

2013 Boardtalk Issues

Boardtalk - December 2013

Inside This Issue:

  • President’s Report
  • From the Registrar’s Desk
  • Complaints Committee Report - November 2013
  • From the Hospital Inspector’s Car
  • Ticks Wanted!
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - The University of Sydney
  • Veterinary School at Charles Sturt University
  • Alprazolam Fact Sheet for Veterinary Practitioners
  • Updates from the Department of Primary Industries NSW (DPI)
    • Laboratory Submissions to the State Veterinary Diagnostic 
    • Laboratory at EMAI
    • Laboratory opening days over Christmas and New Year
  • Fraudulent certificates
  • A Class Hospital is misleading
  • Bats and companion animals
  • Honorary Registration with and without Conditions
  • Validation of your CPD points
  • Specialist Veterinarians in NSW
  • Do you have a Mobile or House call practice?
  • The Veterinary Practice Regulation 2013 (NSW) - 10 September 2013
  • Wildlife Care 
  • National Recognition of Veterinary Registration is getting closer to actually being National
  • A Little of the History of Registered Veterinary Surgeons in NSW
  • Code of professional conduct 2013
  • Veterinarians Treating Thoroughbred Horses
  • Board Staff
Boardtalk - May 2013

Inside This Issue:

  • President’s Report
  • Hospital Licence Renewals
  • From the Registrar’s Desk
    • Who Should Regulate Equine Veterinarians?
    • What Is Happening With Proposed Changes To The Veterinary Practice Regulation 2006?
    • What are the Trends in Numbers Of Vets and Hospitals in NSW?
  • From the Hospital Inspector’s Car
  • Complaints Committee Report - April 2013
  • National Recognition of Veterinary Registration
  • Complaint Handling Processes
  • Report from the Faculty of Veterinary Science - The University of Sydney
  • News From the Veterinary School at Charles Sturt University
  • Informed Consent
  • Registration Renewals
  • Updates from the Department of Primary Industries NSW (DPI)
    • Does My Veterinary Hospital Or Clinic Require A PIC?
    • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Freedom Assurance Program (TSEFAP)
    • Soil And Tissue Testing
    • Improving Department Of Primary Industries Communications To Veterinarians
    • Your Feedback Is Wanted!
    • Reporting Emergency Animal Diseases
    • Staff Changes In Department Of Primary Industries
  • Practitioner in Residence Program
    • University of Sydney – Dr Amy Pepper
    • Charles Sturt University – Dr Randi Rotne
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Signing Certificates
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians
  • Stray Dogs And Cats And The Role Of The Vet
    • When Is a Dog a“Stray”?
    • When Is a Cat a “Stray”?
    • Some Examples Of When a Dog or a Cat is a “Stray”?
    • What Does a Person Do With a Stray Or “Seized” Animal?
    • What Do The Public Do With an Injured Animal?
    • Do Councils Have To Collect Stray Dogs and Cats?
    • Do Councils Have To Have An After Hours Service For Stray Cats and Dogs?
  • Australian Veterinary Association’s Position Statement on Vaccinations
  • Board Staff

2012 Boardtalk Issues

Boardtalk - December 2012

Inside This Issue

  • President’s Report
  • From the Registrar’s Desk 
  • Finances and the Annual Report
  • Registration and licensing cycles 
  • Report from the Veterinary Practitioners Board Complaints Committee 
  • From the Hospital Inspector’s car
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians 
  • Report from the Faculty of Veterinary Science - The University of Sydney 
  • Charles Sturt University 
  • SCRIPTS again 
  • Dr Garth McGilvray AM
  • Statistics of Interest to the Profrssion 
  • Use and/or supply of Expired Veterinary Chemical Products 
  • Expansion of Property Identification Codes (PICS) - NSW
  • Hendra Virus Vaccination. 
  • Practitioner in Residence Program
  • What are Your Responsibilities as a Veterinary Hospital Superintendent? 
  • Building, Buying or Selling a Veterinary Hospital 
  • Auditing of your Continuing Professional Development 
  • Emergency - Animal Disease Watch Hotline 
  • Meet the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board 
  • Board Staff .
Boardtalk - May 2012

Inside This Issue

  • President’s Report
  • From the Registrar’s Desk
  • From the Hospital Inspector’s car
  • Report from the Veterinary Practitioner s Board Complaints Committee 
  • Administrative Decisions Tribunal 
  • Australian Veterinary Workforce Survey 
  • From the Department of Primary Industries 
  • Pig dogs with brucellosis pose potential threat to human health 
  • Q Fever and Veterinary Staff 
  • Exotic Animal Disease Newsletters and Bulletins
  • Pigeon Paramyxovirus (PPMV1) 
  • Exotic Animal Diseases Refresher Course for Veterinarians 
  • Accreditation Program for Australian Veterinarians 
  • Stock Medicines Update 
  • Dispensing large animal drenches 
  • Stock Medicines Act controls 
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians 
  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) submissions from sheep and cattle 
  • Vets Beyond Borders ... VetTrain 2012 India 
  • Report from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
  • Clinical workplace learning at Charles Sturt University 
  • Registration forms are being sent out this month!
  • Hendra Submissions 
  • Drugs of Addiction (Schedule 8) 
  • Quick Quiz
  • Consultant? Specialist? Cat Vet? 
  • Attention - all veterinarians who prescribe antibiotics to food producing animals
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

2011 Boardtalk Issues

Boardtalk - December 2011

Inside This Issue:

  • President’s Report 
  • From the Registrar’s Desk 
  • Report from the Veterinary Practitioner s Board Complaints Committee 
  • Inducements
  • Continuing Professional Development 
  • Internet Purchases by Clients 
  • Report from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney 
  • Charles Sturt University 
  • Department of Primary Industries pays for laboratory investigation of suspected Emergency Animal Diseases 
  • Occupational vaccination for veterinary staff
  • ‘Bovine anaemia caused by Theileria orientalis’ – new name for benign Theileriosis 
  • The Role of Vets Sedating Animals for Lay Operators 
  • Stock Medicines Update 
  • Statistics of interest to the profession 
  • Q Fever - Also a Small Animal Zoonotic Disease
  • Registration requirements for radiographic (X ray) equipment and the requirements for a ‘Licence to Use’ such equipment
  • Notifi cation and Export Certifi cation for Veterinarians .
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians
  • Please stick to the paper trail 
  • The Current Board 
  • Veterinary Practitioners of NSW Staff 
Boardtalk - May 2011
  • President’s Report
  • Vet removed from the register by the Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT) for 4 years
  • Emergency - Animal Disease Watch Hotline 
  • From the Registrar’s Desk 
  • Report from the Veterinary Practitioner s Board Complaints Committee 
  • The Facts .. Pesticides Training and Veterinarians
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians 
  • Report from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
  • NEWS Relating to Stock Medicines 
  • Stray dogs and cats and the role of the vet 
  • Annual Registration
  • Exotic Animal Disease Newsletters

2010 Boardtalk Issues

Boardtalk - December 2010

Testing sequencing of issues

Inside This Issue for December 2010:

  • President’s Report 
  • From the Registrar’s Desk
  • Report from the Veterinary Practitioner s Board Complaints Committee 
  • Veterinary practitioners and lay operators 
  • Emergency - Animal Disease Watch Hotline
  • Information on NRVR in Victoria 
  • Statistics and the Profession
  • Report from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
  • Helpline for Veterinarians - DHAS (NSW)
  • Stock Medicines News and Updates
  • New Chief Veterinary Officer in NSW
  • APVMA’S Position Statement on Vaccination of Cats and Dogs
  • The Current Board
  • Veterinary Practitioners Board Staff
Boardtalk - May 2010

Inside This Issue

 

  • President’s Report
  • From the Registrar’s Desk
  • Report from the Veterinary Practitioners Board Complaints Committee 
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Kevin Polglaze v Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW
  • Your Questions and our Answers
  • Medicines Update
  • Review of the National Scheme for Assessment, Registration and Control of Use of Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals
  • New product under permit for endotoxaemia in horses 
  • Ram sedation with ACP – organophosphate toxicity
  • From a registered horse product information sheet 
  • Steroid controls 
  • Emergency - Animal Disease Watch Hotline 
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital – Wagga Wagga 
  • Report on the centenary celebrations of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
  • Continuing Professional Development Requirements 
  • Legislative changes will impact on health management of pig farms 
  • IF YOU SUSPECT AN EMERGENCY ANIMAL DISEASE 
  • Veterinary Practitioners of NSW Staff 
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians 

2009 Boardtalk Issues

Boardtalk - December 2009

Inside This Issue

 

  • President’s Report 
  • From the Registrar’s Desk 
  • Meet the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board 
  • “Who will look after my pet when you are closed?”
  • Report from the Board’s Complaints Committee 
  • Radiographic Equipment in your hospital? 
  • Do you have the appropriate licences? 
  • Report from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney 
  • Responsibilities of Specialist Veterinarians 
  • Special Interest vs Specialist vs Particular Interest
  • MARCH 2010 isn’t far away - Continuing Professional Development Requirements
  • Helpline for Veterinarians - DHAS (NSW)
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians
  • Medicines Update 
  • New AVA vaccination guide lines for dogs and cats 
  • Use of human products to treat animals 
  • New Product under permit for endotoxaemia in horses
  • Ethyloestrenol (Oestrotain®) tablets for oestrus suppression in greyhounds
  • Potential use of Halocur® (halofuginone as the lactate) to treat Theileriosis in cattle 
  • Biosecurity – who’s responsible?
  • Debarking dogs? - Did you know 
  • Who is a “ Veterinary Practitioner”? 
  • Certification 
Boardtalk - May 2009

Inside This Issue

 

  • President’s Report
  • From the Registrar’s Desk
  • New web site 
  • Communicating with Clients 
  • Report From The Board’s Complaints Committee 
  • Emergency - Animal Disease Watch Hotline
  • Supplying ketamine and similar products 
  • Steriod Supply and Use 
  • Coccidiosis in lambs 
  • Custom autogenous vaccines
  • Statistics from Annual Return 08
  • Postnominals and their use/abuse
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians 
  • Responsibilities of a Veterinary Hospital Superintendent 
  • Theileriosis – an emerging disease problem? 
  • Deadline Rapidly approaching
  • ‘Swine flu’ information sites
  • Microchip scanners 

2008 Boardtalk Issues

Boardtalk - December 2008

Inside This Issue


President’s Report
From the Registrar’s Desk
Confidential Help for Veterinarians
Report From The Board’s Complaints Committee
Update on Equine Influenza (EI) and Hendra Virus
NSW Annual Registration Fee comparison with other Australian Veterinary Boards
Certification of disease status of livestock
Annual General Meeting of the veterinary profession
Report from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
News of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Veterinary Medicines
Permethrin intoxication in cats

Boardtalk - May 2008

Inside This Issue

 

  • President’s Report
  • From the Registrar’s Desk
  • Signing Veterinary Documents
  • New Registration Category - ‘Secondary’ Registration
  • Veterinary Medicines Update
  • Report from the Complaints Subcommittee
  • Questions from the Profession & Answers from the Board
  • Statistical Information
  • Radiographs
  • Report from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
  • News of Veterinary Science of Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
  • Emergency - Animal Disease Watch Hotline
  • Abandoned animals
  • Professional Development Requirements
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians

2007 Boardtalk Issues

Boardtalk - August 2007

Inside this Issue

  • President’s Report
  • From the Registrar’s Desk
  • Avoid the red face and difficult phone call
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians
  • News of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
  • News From University of Sydney - Refurbishment of the University Veterinary Centre, Sydney
  • International Doctors' Health Conference, Sydney 25-27th October 2007
  • Annual Registration Payment and Annual Return
  • Pay the annual fee
  • Submit the annual return
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Honorary Practitioners
  • New chemical registrations
  • Diazinon review
  • Injectable steroid controls
  • The Future for Dimetridazole
  • Use of Avian Influenza Rapid Diagnostic Tests
  • EMERGENCY - ANIMAL DISEASE WATCH HOTLINE
  • Change of particulars to be notified
  • Report from Complaints Subcommittee
    • [1] Veterinary Surgeons Investigating Committee V Thompson [2007]
    • NSWADT 107
    • [2] Alteration of Records
    • [3] Advertising offence
    • [4] Retained rectal thermometer
    • [5] Treatment and costs disputes
    • [6] Second Opinions
    • [7] Euthanasia of a family’s animal
    • [8] An important reminder from the Board concerning injectable anabolic steroids
    • [9] Certificates. [Please refer to past Boardtalks in particular August 2003]
  • Remember
  • Questions about radiographs?
  • Answers are really all in the Code of Conduct
Boardtalk - April 2007

Inside This Issue

 

  • President’s Report
  • From The Registrar’s desk
  • Hendra Virus Infection in a veterinarian - Alert for the profession
  • Veterinary Hospital Requirements
  • Large Animal Practices now require a Veterinary Hospital Licence
  • Previous “C” Class Veterinary Hospitals please note
  • Hospital Signs
  • News from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
  • Confidential Help for Veterinarians - Doctors Health Advisory Service
  • News of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
  • Complaints made to the Board about veterinary practitioners
  • Legislation readily available www.vpb.nsw.gov.au
  • Veterinary Medicines Generally
  • Belle Bruce Reid Medal
  • Declared Diseases Of Livestock
  • Safe handling of cytotoxic (or antineoplastic) drugs
  • Tablets/capsules1-2
  • Injectable solutions1-2
  • Reconstitution
  • Administration
  • Waste disposal
  • Additional points about cytotoxic waste