Grace period for the introduction of annual permits for dogs and cats 15 August 2019


The NSW Government has granted a 12-month grace period for the introduction of annual permits for owners of non-de-sexed cats and dangerous or restricted dogs.

This means that from 1 July 2020 owners of cats not de-sexed by four months of age will be required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

This will create a stronger incentive to de-sex cats, improve health and wellbeing of pets, lower demand on pounds, reduce euthanasia rates, and help to address concerns about feral, stray and roaming cats.

Exemptions will be in place for cats that are...

Greyhound Muzzling 18 July 2019


In NSW all pet greyhounds were required to wear a muzzle in public unless they had completed an approved retraining program. From 1 July 2019 this legal requirement no longer applies to pet greyhounds registered on the NSW Pet Registry.

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Mental Health First Aid Course - Sydney August 12 July 2019

Rosie Overfield will present this 2 day workshop at ARH in Homebush on the 12 & 13 August. 

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CPD points 22 March 2019


The CPD year for each veterinarian runs from 1 April to 31 March and you are required to report the number of structured and unstructured CPD points attained during this time in your Annual Return.  You will be invited to submit your Annual Return in May together with payment of your annual registration renewal fee.

Over any 3 year period you must attain 60 CPD points including at least 15 structured points.  Structured and unstructured CPD point allocations were developed by the AVBC and the AVA and the ...

Updating your veterinary hospital details 22 March 2019


Hospital licence renewals will be sent by email in May.

You can use the Find a vet or hospital function on our website to see the details we currently hold for your veterinary hospital.

If you have recently changed ownership or the hospital superintendent has changed you need to submit the required form to the Board.

Please note that the Board licenses the premises and therefore if...

Updating your details 22 March 2019


Veterinary registration renewal notifications will be sent by email in May.

If your contact details have changed you can use your Vet Login to ensure we have the correct email contact and other contact details for you. 

If you do not yet have a Vet Login click on the ‘Forgotten your password’ link from the Vet Login page and login details will be sent to the email address we have on our database.

The legislation requires that any change in your details (particulars) be updated...

Review of the NSW Volunteer Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector 22 March 2019


In 2017, The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) undertook a survey of NSW veterinarians, veterinary nurses and support staff to better understand the scale of their contribution to free-living wildlife, the challenges they experience and the views about the volunteer wildlife rehabilitation sector.

The survey was part of a larger review of the wildlife rehabilitation sector which helped form the basis for the development of a new...

Recovering fees and charges 22 March 2019


Only a veterinarian or the holder of a hospital licence is able to recover fees or charges from doing restricted acts of veterinary science.  Further, only an individual veterinarian, a corporation or firm in which one or more veterinarians has or have a controlling interest, or an exempt corporation, firm or body is able to hold a veterinary hospital licence.

There is no provision in the veterinary practice legislation for a trust to be the holder of a veterinary hospital licence.

All businesses are required to provide proof of transaction, such as a tax invoice or receipt, to consumers for goods and...

Research into human poisoning with veterinary products 22 March 2019


The University of Sydney in conjunction with the NSW Poisons Information Centre (PIC) is conducting research on human poisonings and exposures to veterinary products.  This includes veterinarian and veterinary practice staff exposure and the general public who contact veterinary practices or veterinarians after exposure to veterinary products.

Our research team has designed a survey for veterinarians who are members of the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW (Board) to complete.  The survey is voluntary and all data presented from research will be completely non-identifiable.  Completion of the...