The Australian Reproduction Veterinarians (ARV) provides a link between its members and government bodies, breed societies and the artificial breeding industry.

The ARV has established performance standards and guidelines for member and non-member veterinarians that recognise the specialised procedures involved in embryo collection, handling, cryopreservation and transfer. 
ARV have achieved this by testing all areas of commercial embryo transfer to ensure that the public can be confident when engaging the services of an ARV certified veterinary surgeon.



Become a member

To join contact the Australian Reproduction Veterinarians office on 07 3422 5302 or at You must be a member of the Australian Veterinary Association to join.


Upcoming Events

On 9-10 July 2016 the Australian Reproduction Veterinarians (ARV), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) will host their group event for 2016.

This year, the event will comprise of a two days of presentations focusing on canine reproduction and microscopes and two social events on the Friday and Saturday nights.

The seminar will kick off with the bus loading at the Marriott to take attendees to experience the latest dinner and show High Country Legends at the nearby Outback Spectacular. This event promises to be an exciting, action-packed evening for attendees (8 July).

The two days of full-day presentations (9 & 10 July) focusing on canine reproduction and microscopes will follow. Both days of presentations will be held at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa.

The ARV Dinner on the Saturday evening 9 July 2016 will be in-house at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. 

Registrations are now open! Click below to register to at early bird rates!





To catch up on the series you can view the first two installments Clinical Canine Reproduction 1 - Getting Started and Clinical Canine Reproduction 2 - Semen collecting and processing, insemination timing and insemination techniques available here in the AVA VetEd library for all AVA members. 



Clinical Canine Reproduction 3 - A logical approach to canine infertility workup

Following on from our very successful canine reproduction webinar series (available in the VetEd Library) ARV invites you to the third and final of our free webinar presentations on canine reproduction.

About this webinar:

Providing a logical approach to canine infertility workup: Natali Krekeler, lecturer in reproduction at the University of Melbourne will discuss (amongst other things): - Pyometra – medical management options - The debate surrounding thyroid function and infertility - Vaginal flora and the relevance of vaginal cultures - Herpes virus – minimising the losses…. 


Date: Thursday 16 June 2016

Time: 6pm - 7pm AEST

Presenter: Dr Natali Krekeler

Location: Your computer

Cost: Free to AVA members!



This series of canine reproduction webinars are free for all AVA members. Simply register yourself with the above link.


Reproduction webinar: “Clinical Canine Reproduction 1 - Getting Started”

As the first in a series of ARV presentations on canine reproduction, attendees can expect to gain a practical understanding of reproductive anatomy and physiology. This will provide a basis for developing technical skills associated with assisted reproductive techniques, and support evidence-based reproductive treatments and management.


Reproduction Webinar: "Clinical Canine Reproduction 2 - Semen collecting and processing, insemination timing and insemination techniques"

Dr John Watts will cover:

  • Semen evaluation

  • Timing of insemination

  • Dose of sperm

  • Methods for insemination



Past Events - 2015

On the 14-17 October 2015 ARV hosted the Seminar & Workshop in Muswellbrook for 2015.  This year it comprised of a one day seminar program, two day social event, and a two day practical Bovine ET workshop.

Read the full proceedings here...     


Official Newsletter

The official newsletter of the Australian Reproduction Veterinarians is released quarterly.  New editions are available online for ARV members only.

Members click here to read the latest edition







Members, purchase your ARV Branded Drizabone Vests, R.M. Williams Polos and Caps fitted with LED Lights using this Order Form.


Vet Ed Library

For more information on reproduction go to the Vet Ed library.         


Contact ARV

Australian Reproduction Veterinarians office
Phone 07 3422 5302
Fax 07 3423 1503

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