Category: News

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 […]

Peregrine falcon chicks off to a cracking start

A water tower in Orange, in the Central West of NSW, became the unlikely centre of international attention in October, when its resident peregrine falcons welcomed their latest arrivals. The nesting box was set up in 2007 when Charles Sturt University staff noticed the falcons in the area, and the […]

Outfoxing predators

In experimenting with non-lethal control methods for introduced animals, researchers from the Australian National University and the University of South Australia found that if baits deliberately laid for red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) are spiked with capsules containing a chemical that causes vomiting and nausea, the reaction is similar to that […]

Australians support a legislated end date for the live sheep export trade

A Parliamentary e-petition that called for a legislated end date to live sheep export, and that was initiated by the RSPCA, has received almost 44,000 signatures, making it the fifth largest e-petition in the 47th Parliament. Richard Mussell, RSPCA Australia‚Äôs CEO said the petition showed there was overwhelming community support […]