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.



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

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

Speakers included Associate Professor Scott Norman, Dr John Watts, Dr Stuart Mason, and Mr Tony Bradshaw who presented exciting and informative seminars covering aspects of canine artificial breeding and best practices for microscopes.

ARV members can now download the ARV 2016 Seminar Proceedings here

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...


ARV Webinar Series

Australian Reproduction Veterinarians (ARV) released a series of webinars focusing on clinical canine reproduction in conjunction with the ARV 2016 Seminar: Canine Reproduction and Microscopes.  You can read about the particular topics each webinar covers in the descriptions below.  This series of webinars are available to all AVA members.

NOTE: The fourth webinar in the series has been postponed to Tuesday 6 September due to bad weather conditions forecast on the original date of 31 August making a connection unreliable. 

Following on from the first three webinars in the Canine Reproduction series, ARV invites all AVA members to attend the next webinar in the series Clinical Canine Reproduction 4: Canine semen processing for chilled shipping and freezing


DATE: Tuesday 6 September 2016

TIME: 5.30pm AEST


Clinical Canine Reproduction 4: Canine semen processing for chilled shipping and freezing
Presenter Jaymie Loy will cover a range of topics in this webinar including:

  • Initial evaluation and handling of canine semen

  • Preparation of canine semen for fresh insemination

  • Preparation of canine semen for chilled shipping

  • Preparation of canine semen for freezing


About the presenter: Jaymie Loy (BEqSc) is the Senior Theriogenology technician at Charles Sturt University and has been providing technical support for Canine Artificial breeding for more than seven years. Jaymie has developed advanced skills in canine andrology that have been enhanced through personal instruction by Dr John Verstegen and visiting Monash Veterinary Clinic. Jaymie’s work at the CSU Theriogenology Department involves the evaluation of canine semen, in addition to the preparation of semen for fresh or chilled on-site insemination, chilled shipment and freezing.


ARV Webinars - VetEd library

The first three webinars are now available for viewing in the AVA VetEd library, free for all AVA members.

About the webinars

Clinical Canine Reproduction 1: Getting started
Presenter: Dr Cyril Stephen
As the first in the series of ARV presentations on canine reproduction, viewers 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.

Clinical Canine Reproduction 2: Semen collecting and processing, insemination timing and insemination techniques
Presenter: Dr John Watts

Following on from the very successful first webinar in the series, the second in the series will cover semen evaluation, timing of insemination, the dose of sperm, and methods for insemination.

Clinical Canine Reproduction 3: A logical approach to canine infertility workup
Presenter: Dr Natali Krekeler

Providing a logical approach to canine infertility workup: Natalie Krekeler discussed (amongst other things):- Pyometra - medicial management options - the deabte surrounding thyroid function and infertility - vaginal flora and the relevance of vaginal cultures - herpes virus - minimising the losses...


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







ARV members can purchase our ARV branded merchadise which includes R.M. Williams Polo Shirts, Driza-Bone Vets and a LED cap.  Click here to be redirected to the members-only page where you can download the 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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