The AVA supports you in making a positive transition to work in your chosen profession. And with a 50% concession on your AVA fee for the first three years after graduation, there’s no better time to join forces with veterinarians around Australia.
The free AVA human resources helpline can answer all your questions about your job and your rights in the workplace and the New Graduate Friendly Practices scheme can help you source the best places to work as a new veterinarian.
The AVA's Centre for Professional Success gives you the information and resources you need to succeed, including our New Graduate Guide, a checklist of what you need to practice, advice for new grads, info on possible career paths, and even how to staying healthy and well during stressful times.
Mentoring programs provide individual support from an experienced veterinarians in the all-too-crucial transition stage as you start working as a veterinarian for the first time.
Enjoy the support of your local AVA division or branch at social and educational events. Making contact with more experienced veterinarians can be a great help in getting you settled and established in your chosen career.
If you or someone close to you is having a tough time, our confidential, free 24-hour telephone support service could be a big help when you need it most.
And when you decide to work and travel overseas, a low-cost overseas online membership keeps you connected with the profession back home.