COVID-19

We aim to keep you up-to-date with COVID-19 news and resources relevant to you as a veterinary professional. If you have helpful tips you would like to share with your colleagues please contact us.
COVID SAFE CVE Face-to-Face CPD
27 April 2021

With the return of face-to-face CPD events in the coming months, The Centre for Veterinary Education, The University of Sydney is taking all reasonable precautions to manage the spread of COVID-19, in line with national and state requirements.

As part of this approach we are asking all visitors coming to a CVE face-to-face CPD event to confirm the following before entering the venue:

  • You are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19;
  • You have not had contact with a person who has been confirmed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
  • You have reviewed the State Government list of COVID case locations and if you have visited a relevant location have complied with Government instructions particularly as related to testing;
  • You have not returned from overseas, or any other location the subject of a current State Public Health Order in the past 14 days;
  • You have not been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results and are not currently required by relevant authorities to quarantine or self-isolate;
  • You will follow any relevant COVID-19 Safety Plan requirements advised to you and any reasonable directions of your host, security staff and/or emergency services

As a guest of the CVE, you are asked to observe the following hygiene and physical distancing practices:

  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people wherever possible.
  • Avoid physical contact such as shaking hands.
  • Wash your hands (or use hand sanitiser) regularly.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing or use your elbow, not your hands.
  • Wear a mask when instructed to by your host or sponsor.
  • If you feel unwell whilst at the venue you must immediately isolate from others and notify your host. You may be asked to leave the venue to seek medical advice.
  • In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case at the venue your details may be provided to authorised venue personnel and State Health to support contact tracing.

For more information, please visit the COVID-19 Health Management page on our website.

If you can not agree to these conditions, then you are not permitted to attend the event in person.


CVE face-to-face CPD update

13 May 2020

Due to the ongoing measures to limit the spread of Covid 19 and international travel restrictions, both the Melbourne June conference “Vetective Story” and the September Noosa conference “Crook in the Guts” will be postponed until the same time next year. The staged, three step plan announced by the Australian government continues to rely upon physical distancing and maximum numbers at gatherings, which effectively means that most face-to-face events planned by the CVE for 2020 may not be held. The planned Ophthalmology: Theory and Practice seminar and workshop in early August and the Stress Free Surgery Workshop scheduled for 29 August will also be postponed. At this stage, we hope that other face-to-face events planned for later in the year will proceed as scheduled. However, we will be closely monitoring advice and government directives and acting accordingly. If further events need to be cancelled or postponed in the interests of public health, we will offer a full refund of registration fees. We recommend that if booking flights or accommodation you enquire about their refund or credit policy.

The CVE continues to offer a broad range of online education with new TimeOnline courses and webinars available to be completed in your own time from the safety of your own home. Distance Education courses are open for registration with attractive early bird discounts for CVE Members. We look forward to being able to provide our traditional range of conferences, seminars and workshops in 2021 as well as a new range of on-demand online courses. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.



Extending the life of your surgical masks

8 May 2020

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has resulted in a shortage of surgical masks being available to veterinarians in practice. Dr Gretta Howard shares a tip how to get around this problem.

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From bats to big cats: do animals develop COVID-19?

1 May 2020



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Ethical Challenges for Veterinary Teams in the COVID-19 Era

20 April 2020



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Emerging Infectious Diseases WebinarPLUS

20 April 2020


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Covid-19 Resources—2 tips

Covid-19-related Tip—Plan B: Possible work-around for ocular vascular tumours & cutaneous haemangiomas/haemangiosarcomas and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC)

15 April 2020

Dr Aine Seavers is well-known to CVE Members as a prolific contributor to the C&T Series. She often has an unorthodox–but highly effective–approach to veterinary practice: working with what is available to do the best for her patients. In that vein, Aine has contributed 2 great tips for the June C&T. But we didn’t want to wait till then to share them. 

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Image – resolved in a Bulldog

Necessity is the mother of invention! Repurposing towelettes

Dr Aine Seavers

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Covid’s hidden gifts for pets at vets

Dr Aine Seavers

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Support for Businesses

1 April 2020

Cash flow assistance for businesses

Fact sheet economic response to the Corona virus

This assistance will assist businesses to manage cashflow challenges and help businesses retain their employees. These two measures are designed to support employing small and medium sized businesses and to improve business confidence.

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JobKeeper payment

1 April 2020

This is intended to provide wage subsidies to businesses that are significantly affected by COVID-19. You can register your interest at the link below and receive SMS updates from the ATO. Register now for Jobkeeper updates. 

 
 

Veterinarian compliance with hand hygiene is unacceptably low.
Read Assoc. Professor Denis Verwilghen’s C&T

 

Small Animal Vet Practices - Clean Hands Save Lives!

27 March 2020

Download  and share these posters around your practice and premises to encourage compliance with the correct handwashing technique for all veterinary staff, clients and visitors preferably using sanitiser or else soap + water. (Courtesy of Dr Denis Verwilghen, Equine Surgeon, University of Sydney).


Calling Farm Vet Practices - Clean Hands Save Lives!

27 March 2020

2 posters  for your premises to encourage compliance with the correct handwashing technique for veterinary staff, clients and visitors (Courtesy of Dr Denis Verwilghen, Equine Surgeon, UoS)


Exotic Vet Practices - Clean Hands Save Lives! 

27 March 2020

2 posters for your premises to encourage compliance with the correct handwashing technique for veterinary staff, clients and visitors (Courtesy of Dr Denis Verwilghen, Equine Surgeon, UoS)


Calling Equine Vet Practices - Clean Hands Save Lives!

27 March 2020

2 posters  for your premises to encourage compliance with the correct handwashing technique for veterinary staff, clients and visitors (Courtesy of Dr Denis Verwilghen, Equine Surgeon, UoS)


We’re sharing information from your colleagues that we hope you find useful:

19 March 2020

Ideas shared by colleagues worldwide through the ISFM Listserv* which includes a recipe to make your own hand sanitiser using methylated spirits and other ingredients


19 March 2020

Advice for companion animal practitioners during the COVID-19 outbreak (FECAVA)


19 March 2020

Advice for pet  owners for visiting your vet during the COVID-19 outbreak (FECAVA)