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Vets celebrated at annual conference

Veterinarians from across NSW and interstate converged on Orange this week to share knowledge and research at their annual conference.

Local Land Services Chair Richard Bull opened the three day gathering, noting the first conference was held in Sydney in 1918.

“No other state has a level of service like the public veterinary services in NSW,” Mr Bull said.

“Not only are our vets responsible for assisting and advising ratepayers daily with animal health issues, they play a big part in emergency response and broader biosecurity programs.”

“The District Veterinarian model continues to serve us well and Local Land Services staff prove time and time again that they can respond in both reactive and proactive situations in a timely manner.”

Local Land Services Chief Executive Officer David Witherdin said the conference was cause to celebrate the 54 veterinarians who work with landholders across NSW.

“There’s 46 years between the youngest and oldest veterinarians on our team so the breadth of knowledge in our workforce is something we should be very proud of,” Mr Witherdin said.

“Their role is often very physical work, they travel long distances and it can be very emotional being on the frontline working with farmers to treat or prevent animal health issues. They are a critical part of the Local Land Services family.”

The conference kicked off on March 20 and runs until March 22.

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Media contact: Simone Norrie - Central Tablelands Local Land Services - 0419 648 813