VPB: Problematic parvoviruses 07 March 2017

Feline panleukopenia has re-emerged in NSW with confirmed outbreaks in Sydney at multiple animal rescue facilities since January 2017.

With the widespread availability of vaccines for decades, there have been no epidemics reported in NSW in the last 30 to 40 years. The disease has mostly struck shelter-housed, unvaccinated kittens.

Canine parvoviruses 2a-2c can infect cats and have occasionally been reported to cause panleukopenia in cats, but no canine isolates have been detected so far in the current outbreak. Sequencing of isolates at Professor Vanessa Barrs’ laboratory at the University of Sydney has confirmed that...

Research: Survey - Treatment and rehabilitation of wildlife 06 March 2017

Help Government better understand and quantify the important contribution the veterinary sector makes to the treatment and rehabilitation of wildlife by participating in the...

VPB: Mental Health First Aid Course May 2017 03 March 2017

A 2-day course to be held at the Animal Referral Hospital 250 Parramatta Rd Homebush in May 2017. 

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VPB: AVERT Bulletin No. 3 February 2017 – NSW Bushfires 23 February 2017

Requesting help from veterinarians to assist with assessing livestock in bushfires.

If you are able to help please read the AVERT Bulletin Number 3 and a Memorandum from the NSW Chief Veterinary Officer at the Department of Primary Industries

DPI: Biosecurity Bulletin – Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus 1 K5 release 07 February 2017

Please read the biosecurity bulletin: Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus 1 K5 release and vaccination of pet and breeding rabbits against RHDV1.

Research: Survey – Now available. Help reduce or eradicate Canine Parvovirus 16 January 2017

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Research: Survey - Help reduce or eradicate Canine Parvovirus 03 January 2017

A World-First Project to help reduce or even eradicate Canine Parvovirus

Veterinarians around Australia are being asked to help with a bold new research project looking to bring a ‘disruptive technology’ approach to the issue of canine parvovirus (CPV) in Australia.

The disease is the biggest viral threat to the health of dogs in Australia, though it can be endemic in some areas while being absent in other (even adjacent) areas. Nearly five thousand cases of CPV have been reported in Australia alone in the last five years* and the true number of cases may significantly higher.


VPB - Holiday office hours 20 December 2016

The Board members and the staff of the Board wish you and your families a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year.

The Board office will be closed on the 23rd of December and will reopen on the 3rd January.


“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

Calvin Coolidge