Public Health

Australian Veterinarians in Public Health (AVPH) caters for veterinarians with an interest in classical animal diseases which can be transferred to humans (zoonoses), as well as more general areas of food safety and animal disease epidemics which may cross infect humans.
 
Public health veterinarians’ work in many fields including:

  • meat inspection and issues relating to meat and food contamination
  • microbiology, virology and cellular and molecular biology particularly in relation to animal/human pathogens
  • species specialities particularly poultry and pigs
  • government work in endemic animal disease control, exotic disease control, epidemiology, regulation and aspects of drug use and residues.

Become a member

You must be a member of the Australian Veterinary Association to join. Join online or contact AVA national office on 1300 137 309.

 

You can find out more about vets working in public health by visiting the Vet Ed library.  

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