Posted November 02, 2018 09:02:52 Chinese hospital-acquired vaccines, like flu shots, are now being used to treat more than half of Australia’s patients.
But what about vets?
There are a number of hospitals in NSW where vets and other health professionals are not required to be registered with the state or the Health Department.
Here are 10 vets who aren’t required to register.
Sydney vet Dr John Koehne is an animal vet in Sydney’s west.
“I think that we’ve got a lot of vets out there that don’t really have a lot to do,” he said.
“And I think it’s a bit of a problem, I think that it’s just a bit too much, you know?
There’s a lot that goes on out there.”
Dr KoeHne said vets needed to be able to access vaccines if they needed them, but the problem was that vets were being put at a disadvantage by the lack of vaccination opportunities in the region.
“There’s a few vets that are just sitting there waiting to be told to go and get vaccinated,” he explained.
“That’s a real problem for me.”
Mr Gaffney is a veterinarian who is currently at a hospital in Brisbane.
He said the only place he would recommend a vet to get a vaccination would be at a local veterinary clinic.
“You could certainly take a vet and go and buy a vaccine from them,” he added.
“But I don’t think you can just go and sit there waiting for a vaccination.”
Dr Gaffsey said vets should be able access vaccines at the same time they were getting a prescription for drugs, as long as the vet was registered and had insurance.
“If they are in the same community that I live in, I’d say go ahead and get a prescription and get it from a vet that’s registered with us,” he advised.
“So if you’re in a community that has vets that you can rely on, then you’d do that.”
Sydney vet John Kuehne has been working in veterinary clinics for more than 30 years.
“Vets don’t have a huge amount of choice and it’s not like you’re going to find a place to get vaccinated or anything,” he says.
Dr Hutton is a veterinary doctor in the town of Glenorchy in Sydney. “
They’ve got to be vaccinated.”
Dr Hutton is a veterinary doctor in the town of Glenorchy in Sydney.
“When I was a vet I would say in my 20s, I was working at the local vet in the area,” he told the ABC.
“It’s very difficult to get the vaccine if you’ve got someone younger than you, because they don,t have that kind of health history. “
“For older vets it’s difficult to have that sort of vaccination so you have to have an older vet who can get you the vaccine.” “
In some areas vets can get vaccinations for free, but Mr Gaffe said vets were usually paid to vaccinate. “
For older vets it’s difficult to have that sort of vaccination so you have to have an older vet who can get you the vaccine.”
In some areas vets can get vaccinations for free, but Mr Gaffe said vets were usually paid to vaccinate.
“In the north, you’ll see vets with an office, an office in the suburb where they’re treating people,” he continued.
Mr Hutton said he wasn’t a fan of paying vets for vaccinations, saying they were more of a hassle than they were worth. “
Then they go out to see their patients, so they’re also doing the same thing.”
Mr Hutton said he wasn’t a fan of paying vets for vaccinations, saying they were more of a hassle than they were worth.
“As a vet you’re dealing with your patients, they’re very important to you,” he warned.
“At the end of the day you can’t do that much with them if you don’t vaccinate them.”
Mr Kuehnne said he had worked in the north for 10 years, and he had been involved in several clinics.
“All the vets I work with are really conscientious, very respectful, I don’ think they’re paid to work,” he noted.
“Some vets work really hard, they work hard because they care for their patients.”
In the past, vets in NSW would get their vaccinations at a veterinary clinic, but not anymore.
The Government announced this change in May 2018, and vets in Victoria and South Australia were given the same treatment.
It will come into effect from July 1.
“What we’ve done is we’ve made sure that vets are not only given vaccinations at the veterinary clinic they are also given vaccinations in a clinic setting, so that is the only way that they can get the vaccination,” Dr Huttons spokesperson told ABC News.
The NSW Government said it wanted vets to be treated like any other person,