NSW Government Flood Assistance 25 November 2022


This NSW Government website is available for individuals, families and businesses seeking financial assistance, support or information in relation to NSW floods.








DPE NPWS Wildlife Webinar Series 11 November 2022


NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in collaboration with Wildlife Heroes are delivering a series of webinars for the volunteer wildlife rehabilitations sector across various topics on wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and wildlife health.

The webinars provide an opportunity for volunteer wildlife rehabilitators to connect with professionals in the field and provide an update on developments and current best practice in wildlife health.


Snakebite - from a local and a global perspective...

NSW plastics bans and exemptions 08 November 2022

NSW EPA would like to ensure veterinarians are aware of an exemption to the 1 November 2022 ban for plastic bowls and cotton buds/swabs.


The NSW Government has banned the supply of several plastic items this year under the Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021 and as part of the NSW Plastics Action Plan:


  • From 1 June 2022: lightweight plastic bags – a bag with handles (other than a barrier bags, such as bags designed and intended to be used to contain food waste,...

Annual General Meeting 2022 25 October 2022


You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the veterinary profession in New South Wales from 7.00 pm Tuesday 15 November 2022.

The AGM will be held at the Orange Ex-Services Club, 231-243 Anson St Orange. 

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP by close of business Monday 7 November 2022.

This event will provide attendees with 2 structured CPD points.

Meeting Documents

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Evaluating veterinarians’ perceptions of veterinary professional conduct 02 September 2022


We are conducting a research project to find out about veterinarians’ perceptions of the level of importance of professional conduct criteria.


The aim of the study is to gain a current industry perspective of what is important when describing veterinary professional conduct. This will guide educators in curriculum developments that reflect current industry standards in an Australian context.


For this study, we are asking Australian veterinarians to complete an anonymous survey that takes no more than 2 minutes to complete. The survey asks for basic demographic information and...

Puppy and Kitten Purchasing Education Campaign 02 September 2022


The NSW Government is committed to improving the welfare of breeding animals in NSW and to providing breeders of companion animals, and consumers, with the information they need to make informed decisions related to the breeding, sale and purchase of companion animals


Puppy factories, unethical breeding practices and scams involving the purchase of companion animals have all recently resulted in negative reports in the media.


Epidemiology of Complaints about Veterinary Practitioners 01 September 2022


A PhD scholarship for conducting research into complaints against veterinarians is funded by the Veterinary Practitioners Board and the University of New England (UNE).

Further information and how to apply is available from the UNE website.

The successful candidate will work with industry and government by formulating effective interventions to enhance the complaint handling process in the veterinary sector, to improve the stakeholder satisfaction and to improve animal welfare.

The scholarship stipend...

FMD Veterinary Webinar 01 September 2022


The NSW Chief Veterinary Officer, Sarah Britton, hosted a one-hour webinar on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) for veterinarians on Tuesday August 2, 2022. Topics included:

  • an update on national FMD preparedness activities
  • an overview of the disease process
  • what to do if samples need to be submitted (including calling the EAD hotline 1800 675 888)
  • how to interact with the lab at EMAI
  • where vet skills are needed in a response and how vets can be involved.

Many thanks for taking the time to participate in the webinar. As previously advised, you can...

Day One Competencies Review - Phase 2 Consultation 01 September 2022


The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) began a review of the approved accreditation standards (‘the standards’) for entry-level programs in early 2022. The standards are used to evaluate veterinary education and training programs that lead to general registration as a veterinarian in Australia and New Zealand.

In parallel to that project, a review of AVBC’s Day One Competencies (D1Cs) (previously known as AVBC Attributes of Veterinary Graduates) also commenced.

The review of the D1Cs is being conducted by a Task Group appointed by AVBC. 

In Phase 1 of the...

Local Land Services 2023 Graduate Program 01 September 2022


The Department of Regional NSW, Local Land Services is providing an opportunity for two veterinary science graduates to commence a graduate program in January 2023.  

The close off date for applications is 18 September 2022.

Broadly, the graduate proposal is as follows:

  • 12 month program commencing early 2023
  • Seeking graduates from veterinary science
  • Graduate placements will be based in regional NSW locations
  • The graduates...