Equine Neurological Disease Investigation Workshops 08 February 2024


NSW Department of Primary Industries will be hosting a series of equine neurological disease investigation workshops for NSW veterinarians and paraveterinarians in March 2024. 


This free training opportunity provides an opportunity to reconnect with veterinary colleagues and earn 3 CPD points. 


Click here to register or for more information. Please...

NSW CVO Bulletin 08 February 2024


Point of Care Testing for Prohibited Matter


Using a point of care test to test for prohibited matter is prohibited in NSW. 

If you suspect prohibited matter, you must immediately report it to an Authorised Officer by contacting the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline on 1800 675 888 or Local Land Services on 1300 795 299. 

Samples for prohibited matter must be submitted to the NSW Animal and Plant Health Laboratories at Elizabeth Macarthur Agriculture Institute (EMAI).



AVA Workforce Survey 06 February 2024


The 2023 AVA Workforce Survey is open for veterinarians to provide feedback on their experiences and highlight issues for discussion. This will be the 7th workforce survey the AVA has undertaken.

These surveys are an essential temperature check of the status of the profession and are used in the advocacy work the AVA undertakes.


AU–UK simultaneous veterinary medicine approvals commence 18 January 2024


From today, potential registrants of veterinary medicines can have their products reviewed by the Australian and United Kingdom regulators at the same time, to facilitate speedier registration.

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has published the United Kingdom–Australia Regulatory Cooperation: Guidance on Veterinary Medicines Simultaneous Reviews.

The APVMA and United Kingdom Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) have developed...

Possible contamination of sodium chloride ampoules 27 November 2023


The TGA has been made aware of possible contamination InterPharma Sodium Chloride 0.9% 10ml or 30ml ampoules. This is due to reported cases of Ralstonia pickettii in multiple jurisdictions.

These products should be removed from use immediately and placed in quarantine until further notice.

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Annual General Meeting 2023 03 October 2023

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the veterinary profession in New South Wales from 7.00 pm Monday 20 November 2023.

The AGM will be held at Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges, 20 Park St Port Macquarie.

If you would like to attend this event, either in person or virtually, please RSVP by close of business Monday 13 November 2023.

This event will provide attendees with 2 structured CPD points.

Meeting Documents...

Australian Chief Veterinary Officer 28 September 2023


DAFF is currently advertising for an Australian Chief Veterinary Officer at the Senior Executive Service Band 2 classification within the Office of the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer (ACVO). 


The AVCO is the primary representative of, and advisor to, the Australian Government on all matters relating to the maintenance and improvement of Australia’s animal health status and the systems that support it.  The ACVO also works to address major animal health issues of national interest, such as the threat of antimicrobial resistance, and enhancing trade and market access for animals and...

APVMA recall notification 21 September 2023


Ilium Ketamil Injection


A voluntary recall notification by Troy Laboratories has been published for this product batch number 220204B.


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OLG: Discontinuation of Companion Animals Paper Forms 07 September 2023


The process to move Companion Animal Forms to an online system has been in place for a number of years, with downloadable forms available from the NSW Pet Registry website.


From 27 September 2023 paper forms will no longer be available to order and will only be available online. The forms are:

  • Permanent Identification P1A
  • Lifetime Registration R2
  • Change of Owner/Details C3A
  • Change of Owner by Shelter/Animal C3B
  • Verification of Existing Microchip M1


There is limited paper stock that can be ordered from FujiFilm up...

2024 Vet Graduate Program Local Land Services 05 September 2023

The 2024 Vet Graduate Program for Local Land Services has just been launched and further information is available from the links below.


The program will commence in January 2024 and run for 12 months.  Locations of roles are negotiable across our 11 regions so it really is a great opportunity for those students who want to immerse themselves in regional NSW and are interested in large production animals, disease investigations etc.


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