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 processing of letters of professional standing which are required for NSW registered veterinarians to practise interstate or overseas. 

Des’s email address is




Des Lyttle
Registration 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



Kathryn McCarthy is responsible for Board’s finances including bookkeeping, completion of activity statements, payroll and assistance with the annual audit and other administrative support tasks.

Kathryn's email address is 



Kathryn McCarthy
Finance and Administrative Support Officer