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Government and industry vets
Continuing professional development activities run by Australian Veterinarians in Public Health (AVPH) and Australian Veterinarians in Industry (AVI) are designed especially for government and industry vets. A number of other special interest groups also run activities in relevant areas such as animal welfare and ethics, cattle and sheep medicine, and research.
Attending the AVA Annual Conference each year is an opportunity to connect with the issues affecting government and industry across the country. As the largest veterinary gathering in the region, the conference's broad and varied program covers the wide range of issues relevant to the work of industry and government veterinarians in Australia.
If you need to maintain your veterinary registration, the Vet Ed points system will help you upload, track and report on your continuing professional development activities.
You can earn points by reading or contributing to the many AVA publications on offer. You can claim 1 point for every 2 hours' worth of relevant reading, while writing or reviewing journal papers can earn up to 20 points per paper.
Mentoring will also earn you Vet Ed points. Being a mentor can help to improve your skills while helping a younger veterinarian find their feet. University students, graduates, and practising veterinarians are often looking for mentors to help guide them in a particular area. The AVA Mentor Program Guide provides information about your role as a mentor. You can apply to become a mentor online. Different Vet Ed points apply depending on who you are mentoring. Check the points allocation table for more information.
There are a range of opportunities online, through further study, at work or even in your own time that will help you earn points and further develop your leadership and management skills. You can see the full range available via the Who does what? page.