The AVA’s recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into Environmental Biosecurity emphasised the importance of preventing wildlife and feral animal disease to protect our agricultural trade and market access as well as our precious biodiversity.

Veterinarians are being urged to take greater care when shipping diagnostic material to laboratories across the country.

With bushfires burning already and very dry weather in many parts of Australia, practices need to be prepared for the worst and help their clients make their own preparations.

If so, we have guidelines to help you make informed decisions when considering proscribing compounded medicine. Prescribing non-registered pharmaceuticals comes with a greater risk as they are not subject to the same rigorous testing as registered medicines, which means they may carry greater risks when treating animals.

Proposed changes from the federal budget are likely to have serious consequences for vet students and the profession.


Companion animal vets around Australia look to the ASAVA for services that maintain and increase their skills and knowledge. Continuing professional development in all areas of clinical veterinary medicine is a key service provided by the group.

You must be a member of the AVA to join, and you can contact ASAVA on 02 9431 5090 or via email.

Who's on the ASAVA executive committee?



The ASAVA has a range of
branded merchandise and client
information resources available
for sale. Members can purchase
merchandise at special rates.


ASAVA also operates the
Hospital Accreditation Scheme
which recognises excellence and
state-of- the-art operation in
small animal hospitals.


The Australian Companion
Animal Health Foundation funds
research projects on health issues
affecting companion animals
such as dogs and cats.


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