ACT News: Veterinary Practice Act Review 14 June 2024


The ACT Government is currently conducting a  review of veterinary practice in the ACT. This includes a statutory review of the operation of the Veterinary Practice Act 2018 (the Act) and a broader consideration of issues that may be impacting the delivery of veterinary service in the ACT.


As part of the review, the ACT Government is conducting public consultation via an online discussion paper on the Government’s YourSay website between 22 May and 2 July 2024. 



New website portal for veterinarians 31 May 2024


Over the last few years the Board has been developing and testing a new website portal to simplify interactions between the profession and our office and improve our services.

The first stage of release of this portal will allow veterinarians to complete all required tasks associated with registration online.


Migration of your details

Firstly, veterinarians will need to migrate their data to the new portal.  This requires you to create a login for the new portal using your current registered email address and then verify your mobile phone number and home, work and...

Wildlife disease surveillance survey 31 May 2024




Help us shape surveillance! Wildlife Health Australia are very keen for veterinarians from all types of clinics to help us work out how we could expand the national wildlife disease surveillance network.

What would make your clinic want to be involved?

Scan the QR code below or click to complete the quick 5-minute survey.

If you would...

Board appointments 27 May 2024


The term of the current members of the Veterinary Practitioners Board will end 30 June 2024.

The Minister will select two veterinarians and two representatives of consumers of veterinary services to be appointed to the new Board by the Governor.

Applications for these positions are now open and will close 7 June.


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APVMA Recall Notice Penethaject 17 May 2024

Agvet chemical voluntary recall PENETHAJECT ANTIBIOTIC INJECTION APVMA registration number: 59193 APVMA approved label number: 124360 Batch numbers: Lot# NZ45969 (powder) E101591 (cow 6 pack)

Sold by veterinary retailers nationally between 04/05/2023 to 15/05/2024 On 15/05/2024

Elanco Australasia Pty Ltd [ABN: 64 076 745 198] initiated a voluntary recall under section 106 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (Cth) in relation to the chemical product described above. 



CVO Bulletin: Bluetongue virus update 30 April 2024

NSW Department of Primary Industries and the CSIRO Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) confirmed the presence of bluetongue virus (BTV) in samples from four sheep properties.

The detection of the virus was confirmed by qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction) at ACDP on 15 March 2024. As of 26 April 2024, BTV has been detected on 32 clinically affected sheep
properties, all within the NSW BTV transmission zone.

This detection does not change Australia’s status for bluetongue virus, as reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH).

Bluetongue transmission...

TGA Statutory Advisory Committee position 29 April 2024


The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recently commenced the recruitment process for statutory advisory committee positions that will become vacant on 31 December 2024. 

We are seeking your organisation’s support to promote applications from prospective candidates, through advertisement in newsletters or via email. We also encourage you to forward this information on to any other colleagues that may be interested. Attached is feature information that can be used for distribution.

We are seeking applications from professionals and consumers with expertise in relevant medical or...

Taronga Wildlife Treatment and Care Training 18 April 2024


Partially subsidised for eligible applicants*
in Wildlife Treatment & Care

Developed for Veterinarians & Vet Nurses by Taronga’s wildlife health experts with contributors from the University of Sydney’s Koala Health Hub.


Koala health and disease - Ask an expert! 11 April 2024


Koala Health and Disease – Ask and Expert!

Do you have burning questions about chlamydia treatment in koalas? Have you wondered about how the koala gut works? What is koala retrovirus and how does it affect koalas?

This live, online forum is an opportunity to engage with three experts on all things koala health and disease. Dr Amber Gillett, Dr Donald Hudson and Prof Mark Krockenberger will field your questions and provide current and best-practice information on koala health and management of disease.

Join us on: Tuesday 30th April, 6-7pm