Category: News

Wildlife groups flag concerns ahead of bushfire season

With a hot dry summer predicted, animal welfare organisations in NSW have warned that the risk to animals from bushfires has not been mitigated since the 2019 Black Summer fires.A report by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), released in April 2022, estimated that some three billion animals were killed or […]

White paper on vet AI calls for action

A white paper providing a comprehensive overview of the use and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in veterinary medicine has been published, including calls for engagement, education and action across the industry.The online publication, ‘Artificial Intelligence in Veterinary Medicine’, produced by VetCT (a global provider of veterinary teleradiology, teleconsulting and […]

Call for stronger standards in EU trade talks

Richard Mussel, RSPCA Australia’s CEO, has called on Australian and European Union political leaders to take the opportunity to ‘raise the bar on animal welfare standards in Australia’ as the Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated nears completion.  “The FTA provides an exciting and crucial opportunity to, not just improve […]

ARH Minchinbury open for business

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) Minchinbury has opened. The new animal hospital was established to meet the growing needs of pet parents in Western Sydney. The site, purpose-built for Greencross, features nine consultation rooms, three operating theatres, a Critical Care Unit and dedicated cat and dog waiting areas as well […]

Investment company acquires VetPartners

In October, prominent international investment company, EQT, announced that it has agreed to acquire VetPartners, the largest provider of veterinary services in Australia and New Zealand, with the transaction expected to close by the end of 2023. With global experience in the animal health sector, the standalone deal will see […]