The Board staff

John Baguley, RegistrarJohn is responsible for assisting the Board in the administration of its activities under the legislation and the overall management of the organisation by establishing strategy, policy and operations to guide the Board in its interactions.

John’s email address is


John Baguley BVSc MBA PhD GradCertEdStud(Higher Education), MANZCVS


Mary Lydamore, Deputy Registrar and Complaints OfficerAs Deputy Registrar, Mary supports the Registrar and is responsible for general office administration and co-ordinating the printing and distribution of the Board's publications. As the Complaints Officer Mary is responsible for processing complaints against veterinarians. Mary also assists other staff with processing of annual registration and hospital licence fees.

Mary’s email address is

Mary Lydamore
Deputy Registrar and Complaints Officer


Des Lyttle, Registrations and Finance OfficerDes is responsible for processing applications for registration to practise in NSW and the processing of letters of professional standing to practise interstate or overseas. In his role as Finance Officer, Des is also responsible for bookkeeping, completion of activity statements, payroll and assistance with the annual audit.

Des’s email address is


Des Lyttle
Registrations and Finance Officer


Melanie Robson IT and AdministrationMelanie is responsible for maintaining the veterinary registration and hospital licensing databases, the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW website, and assists invoicing and processing of annual registration and hospital licence fees. Melanie is also responsible for processing hospital licensing and other administrative support tasks.

Melanie’s email address is

Melanie Robson
ICT and Administrative Support Officer


Glenn Lynch, Hospital Inspector and InvestigatorGlenn is responsible for visiting all licensed premises in NSW and also assists the Board with investigation of complaints. Glenn was the Registrar from 2005 to 2012 and was employed as the Hospital Inspector prior to this appointment. 

Glenn’s email address is


Glenn Lynch
Hospital Inspector and Investigator