Sheep, Camelid and Goat

As at 1 July 2017, Australian Sheep Veterinarians (ASV) and Australian Alpaca Veterinarians (AAV) have merged to become the Sheep, Camelid and Goat Veterinarians (SCGV), as special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association Ltd. SCGV aims to:

  • promote the professional development of sheep, camelid and goat veterinarians,
  • to raise the standards of sheep, camelid and goat veterinary practice and,
  • improve the health, welfare and productivity of the sheep, camelid and goat industries within Australia.

 

Are you a SCGV member?  Access the Member Only SCGV Website here

Not a member? To become and SCGV member please contact the AVA members team on 1300 137 309 or email the SCGV office at acv@ava.com.au. You must be a member of the Australian Veterinary Association to join.

Not a veterinarian? We have approval to have non-veterinary members of the SCGV! All applications need to be nominated by and SCGV or AVA member, and approved by the AVA Board. Non-vet members receive all AVA member benefits except a mailed copy of the AVJ and the ability to hold office or vote.

 

Sheep

We are dedicated to sharing information with and educating members about issues that affect the production and health of sheep.

We aim to:

  • promote cooperation between all bodies involved in the sheep industry in relation to animal health and production knowledge
  • further research and knowledge of sheep disease, production and the improvement of standards of sheep practice.

 

Alpacas

We aim to:

  • provide a forum for discussion for Australian veterinarians working in camelid medicine, surgery and production
  • provide continuing professional development to members through their annual conference and quarterly newsletter
  • further knowledge and research into camelid diseases and herd health to achieve excellence in camelid practice
  • promote the application of animal health and preventative medicine to camelid industry bodies
  • promote cooperation among practitioners, researchers, advisory and teaching institutions and breeders in the camelid industry in relation to animal health and production knowledge
  • equip veterinarians with the skills to certify alpacas for breeding suitability.

 

Goats

We are dedicated to sharing information with and educating members about issues that affect the production and health of goats.

We aim to:

  • promote cooperation between all bodies involved in the goat industry in relation to animal health and production knowledge
  • further research and knowledge of goat disease, production and the improvement of standards of goat practice.

 

Our History

The Australian Sheep Veterinary Society was formed in 1984 to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas, a sharing of knowledge, to develop links with the sheep industry and for continuing education for those veterinarians with an interest in sheep.

In 2005, the group's name changed from the Australian Sheep Veterinary Society to the Australian Sheep Veterinarians, a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association Ltd.

As at 1 July 2017, Australian Sheep Veterinarians (ASV) and Australian Alpaca Veterinarians (AAV) have merged to become the Sheep, Camelid and Goat Veterinarians (SCGV). More information will be provided shortly.​

 

SCGV Member Benefits

Quarterly Publication

Our quarterly newsletter provides an update on developments in the industry in the different states and overseas countries. Your SCGV member publication includes articles and information on sheep, camelid and goat health, welfare and production, and advice on meeting within Australia and overseas. It also provides abstracts on recent articles relating to sheep, camelids and goats that may be of interest to members. This publication will be sent to you in hard copy and is also available online to SCGV members.

Conferences and Courses

The SCGV organises programs for sheep, camelid and goat veterinarians at the Annual Conference of the AVA as well as stand-alone conferences on issues relating to sheep, camelid and goat veterinarians. SCGV members receive discounted rates to all SCGV continuing education events.

Advice to the AVA on policy issues

The SCGV is actively involved in the Policy Council of the Australian Veterinary Association, providing advice on policy issues relating to the sheep, camelid and goat industries eg mulesing of sheep, live animal export.

Industry liaison

We have access to the key people within the industry when issues that affect our members arise.

Networking

Membership of the SCGV provides access to experienced veterinarians within the sheep, camelid and goat industries to share ideas and discuss problem cases. It provides an opportunity for new graduates with an interest in these species to meet with colleagues who have had a lot of experience in the industry and who can provide advice on what to do to develop expertise.

A great tool available to SCGV members is the member-exclusive ASVList, (soon to become to SCGVList) a discussion group of fellow members and peers within the industry.  If you are a member and would like to join the ASVList, simply contact the SCGV office acv@ava.com.au and ask to be subscribed. 

 

AVA VetEd Library

To find out more about the veterinary science of sheep, camelids and goats go to the Vet Ed library.  

 

Contact us

Sheep, Camelid and Goat Veterinarians office
Building 3, 2404 Logan Road
Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
Phone 07 3422 5302
Fax 07 3423 1503
Email acv@ava.com.au

 

 

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