Tag: education

USyd, UC Davis strengthen collaborative ties

A new agreement between the University of Sydney and the University of California, Davis will see academics benefit from new access to research collaborations and shared funding. In February, leaders from both institutions joined a partnership signing event. Vice-Chancellor for Research Professor Cameron Carter of UC Davis and Vice-Chancellor and […]

Veterinarians’ attitude to infection control ‘complacent’

Infection control practices of Australian veterinarians are dangerously inadequate, according to a University of Sydney study published this month. The study, published in Preventative Veterinary Medicine, found that 44.9 per cent of veterinarians had contracted a zoonotic disease through their work. Based on a survey of veterinarians attending the 2011 […]

ATO announces $2k cap on self-education expenses

An Australian Government announcement that tax-deductions for work related self-education expenses will be limited to $2000 per person per year penalises well intentioned vets, according to the Australian Veterinary Association. The cap, which comes into effect on 1 July 2014, is designed to yield savings to help fund the Government’s […]

ACVSc cats qualification for foreign vets

In 2012, UK and European vets will be able to sit Australian College of Veterinary Scientists Membership examinations in medicine of cats to demonstrate they have a high level of standing in the discipline. The college will conduct the examination with International Society of Feline Medicine support. It has offered […]

Veterinary care in Papua New Guinea

If you’re wanting to volunteer your veterinary or vet nursing skills abroad, but don’t want to travel too far from Australia, then consider Papua New Guinea in the south west Pacific region. Papua New Guinea is Australia’s closest international neighbour, yet many Australians may never have considered travelling there. In […]