COVID-19 Restrictions for NSW 18 July 2021

Greater Sydney restrictions now apply until 11.59 pm Friday 30 July and are available from the NSW Government website COVID-19 rules.

Importantly, people employed to provide veterinary services are considered to be authorised workers.

Authorised workers who live in or are staying in the Fairfield local government area and work outside this area must have a COVID-19 test every 3 days.  You must show proof of tests when asked by your manager at work or a police officer.


Research: Occupational experiences of loss 02 July 2021


How occupational experiences of loss impact upon the professional and personal lives of veterinarians

My name is Sally Grimson and I am undertaking a research project as part of the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) Honours degree at Charles Sturt University, under the supervision of Dr Rachel Hogg.

You are invited to participate in a research study investigating how occupational death impacts on the professional and personal lives of veterinarians. Participation is open to practicing veterinarians (employed either part-time or full-time) in Australia.


Veterinary triage tools and their frequency of use 25 June 2021




Veterinary emergency and critical care (ECC) is a rapidly expanding field in veterinary medicine.

However, despite the myriad of ways to triage patients in emergency situations, reports on usage frequency of these triage tools are minimal to none.

Our study aims to focus on describing the usage of 2 types of triage tools: shock index and point of care ultrasound, then comparing the usage by general practitioners and veterinarians with advanced ECC training.

At the end, we also hope to...

NSW DPI: New Veterinary Permits 24 May 2021

Information from NSW Department of Primary Industries Farm Chemicals Team


Workforce Shortage Forum 22 April 2021



A facilitated discussion for all veterinary professionals - to ensure the future success of our profession.


The AVA invites all members of the profession to participate in our virtual Workforce Shortage Forum, Thursday 6 May at 7pm, hosted by Associate Professor, Cristy Secombe.


This virtual forum aims to provide a collaborative space to workshop the longer-term solutions to workforce shrinkage and attrition in the veterinary profession. We will be joined by a...

Research Survey: Sickness presenteeism in veterinarians (NSW) 01 April 2021


Access the Survey


Veterinarians, like members of the general public, suffer from illness, including influenza-like illness, from time to time. This study aims to examine the behaviour of veterinarians with influenza-like illness, specifically in relation to attending work.


This survey is completely anonymous, and we estimate it will take no longer than 10 minutes.


This survey is open to veterinarians registered in NSW and have been practicing for the...

NSW DPI Update: NSW Floods 23 March 2021


Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline: 1800 814 647  

DPI and LLS are providing assistance to landholders and communities with animal welfare-related issues resulting from the floods, including: 

  • Animal assessment and veterinary assistance 
  • Stock euthanasia and burial 
  • Emergency fodder and emergency stock water (where there is an immediate animal welfare concern) 
  • Livestock feeding and management advice 
  • Care of animals in evacuation centres 

To request assistance,...

Board member applications open 23 March 2021


The term of the current Board will end 30 June 2021 and the Minister will be looking to select 6 members of the profession and 2 non-veterinarians for appointment by the Governor in the coming months.  The term of the Board is 3 years.

If you are an AVA member you should contact the NSW Division of the AVA to express your interest in...

Televet Service Trial for wildlife 19 March 2021


Expressions of interest are being sought for suitable qualified people to participate in the NSW government Televet Service Trial for wildlife which is planned for four weeks from 19 April to 17 May 2021.


The intent is to form a group the involves wildlife capable vets providing teleconsulting and telemedicine services to:

  • General practice vets in NSW that have native wildlife in their care and require additional guidance on their assessment and treatment
  • Wildlife rehabilitators in NSW that have native wildlife in their care,...

Have your say on antibiotic use in dairy farms 19 March 2021


Production animal veterinarians who work with dairy cattle are invited to participate in a short 8 to 10-minute questionnaire.

This study is being conducted by Murdoch University PhD student Michele Tree to investigate perception and attitude towards antimicrobials among veterinarians in the Australian dairy industry.

It is an essential part of a larger study investigating antibiotic resistance in animals and humans and your responses to this anonymous questionnaire are greatly appreciated.

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Permit No. Description Issued Date Expiry Date
  Poultry and Birds