2017 December - Western Sydney Vet Forum


The Board and the Sydney Branch of the NSW Division of the AVA held a forum at Rooty Hill RSL Thursday evening 31 August 2017 to discuss issues affecting veterinarians and their staff in Western Sydney.

This event was initiated in response to concerns raised by the profession in the Western Sydney area with the Hospital Inspector Glenn Lynch during his routine inspections.

The discussions were facilitated by Dr Coralie Wales, Manager Community and Consumer Engagement, Western Sydney Local Health District.

Around 60 people attended the evening and discussions focused on managing social media, personal safety and business security, and dealing with stray dogs and cats.

The Board appreciates the difficulties being faced by veterinarians and their staff in relation to these matters and the following links may be of assistance to the profession:


Managing social media resources:

Social media and veterinarians

Social media and the medical profession

Personal safety and business security

Security and safety tips

Dealing with aggressive clients

Robbery prevention booklet

CCTV for businesses

Dealing with stray dogs and cats

Vets and stray dogs and cats page 7

Stray dogs and cats and the role of the vet

Office of Local Government Information for Vets and Identifiers