The AVA and RSPCA are raising public awareness about the animal welfare problems caused by exaggerated physical features in some dogs.

Read Marcia Balzer's blog post about the human-animal-bond and advancing companion animal policy and advocacy.

New treatments for a disease that causes chronic itching and irritation in dogs could be just around the corner, says animal dermatology expert, Dr Mike Shipstone


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?


FASAVA Congress

World class continuing education for small animal practitioners.  The ASAVA invites veterinarians from the Asia-Pacific region to the FASAVA 2017 Congress on the beautiful Gold Coast.


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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