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Updating your veterinary hospital details 20 March 2018

Hospital licence renewals will be sent by email in early 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...

Updating your details 20 March 2018

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

VPB: Notice From Equestrian Australia to All Equine Veterinarians 01 March 2018

If you are requested to fill in a horse identification description and diagram in either a white EA National Passport Document or a purple FEI Passport Document please make sure when you sign the document to stamp it with your practice stamp. This means every equine veterinarian will need a practice stamp, and if you do not work out of a practice you will need a stamp with your details on it. If you have any questions about horse passports please send an email to alisha.sixtus@equestrian.org.au

You may also consider becoming an FEI Permitted Treating Vet, information on this...

AVERT - Summer 2017 Bulletin 21 December 2017

The summer issue of the AVERT Bulletin has been released.   Weather and Warning information for each State and Territory Emergency Services have been compiled for your information.

Vets Beyond Borders have just launched a new website...

DPI - Veterinary Workshop Antimicrobial Stewardship 09 October 2017

DPI - Veterinary Workshop Antimicrobial Stewardship

This workshop is part of a Dept of Agriculture & Water Resources funded project where the veterinary schools of Australia and NZ are developing an online learning resource for vets about antimicrobial stewardship.

The key aims of the workshop are to:

  • Discuss the importance and potential outcomes of developing antimicrobial stewardship programs in veterinary practice in Australia
  • Outline the proposed Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program for veterinary graduates under development by Australian and New Zealand Veterinary schools,...

VPB: Notice of Annual General Meeting 26 September 2017

Notice of Annual General Meeting


The Annual General Meeting of the veterinary profession in New South Wales will be held at the Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, O’Riordan St and Bourke Rd, Mascot from 7:30 pm Monday 20 November 2017.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Attendance and apologies
  3. Confirmation of minutes
  4. ...

VPB: Sedation of Rams for Shearing 26 September 2017

Veterinarians are able to prescribe acepromazine for sedation of rams to the owner of these animals if the veterinarian has either physically examined the rams or has these rams under his or her direct care.  The amount dispensed must be limited to that required to sedate the number of rams needing sedation and you must be confident in the owner's ability to safely administer this sedation.

In recent years the shearing industry has implemented strict procedures and guidelines to ensure that the industry’s working population goes ‘home’ safe and sound each night.

As part of this safety shift, the sedation of rams has...

VPB: Western Sydney Vets Forum 26 September 2017

The Board and the Sydney Branch of the NSW Division of the AVA held a forum at Rooty Hill RSL Thursday evening 31 August to discuss issues affecting veterinarians and their staff in Western Sydney.

This event was initiated in response to concerns raised by the profession in the Western Sydney area with the Hospital Inspector Glenn Lynch during his routine inspections.

The discussions were facilitated by Dr Coralie Wales, Manager Community and Consumer Engagement, Western Sydney Local Health District.

Around 60...

VPB: Responsible and Prudent Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Practice 26 September 2017

As veterinarians, our prescribing rights come with significant responsibilities. Veterinarians can help minimise the spread of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by: 

1.      Pausing and considering each antimicrobial prescription.

2.      Talking to clients about ways to minimise the use of antimicrobials.

3.      Promoting and applying best practice biosecurity and hygiene measures.

4.      Using published therapeutic guidelines, where available.

Please...

VPB: Concerned About Social Media? 23 August 2017

Attend the Western Sydney Vets Forum

Registered veterinarians, practice partners and nursing staff are all invited to attend an 'Insight' style forum to discuss matters affecting veterinary practices in Western Sydney.

The forum will be facilitated by Dr Coralie Wales...

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