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Veterinary resources

These resources are aimed to support those working in the veterinary industry. If you have any suggestions of content that would further assist you within your role, please email

Antimicrobial stewardship

AMR Vet Collective

Australian Veterinary Association Australia’s Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy – 2020 and beyond

National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship – Animal Health

Emergency animal diseases

Commonwealth of Australia national pest and diseases outbreaks (Reference guide)

CSIRO Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness

Veterinary IPC

Australian Veterinary Association Guidelines for Veterinary Personal Biosecurity 2017

Ontario  Animal health Network Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Best practices for small animal veterinary clinics 2020

Wildlife Health Australia National Wildlife Biosecurity Guidelines September 2018

Worms and Germs blog – Resources for Animals, Humans and Veterinary professionals

Antimicrobial resistance

National Institute for health and care excellence. (2017). Antimicrobial stewardship: Systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use within human health and healthcare in New Zealand.

Royal Australian College of Physicians. (2016). Antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand: New Zealand position paper


Health quality and safety commission New Zealand. (2020). Summary of feedback from the hospital and aged residential care (ARC) surveys during the COVID-19 response to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.

Hand hygiene

Health quality and safety commission New Zealand. (2022). Hand hygiene.

Hand hygiene manuals and guidelines:
Health quality and safety commission New Zealand. (2021). Hand hygiene: Guidance.

Infection prevention and control

Health quality and safety commission New Zealand. (2019). Infection prevention and control (IPC) walk rounds: Toolkit and implementation guide.

Management plans

Ministry of Health. (2017). New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Plan; A framework for action (2nd edition). Wellington: Ministry of Health.