Celebrating 100 Years!

100 years and beyond. Recognising our proud past and looking ahead to a bright future with the veterinary profession in Australia.

Explore the timeline: A look at the last 100 years
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AVA's Centenary Marks a Milestone

For 100 years since 1921, the Australian Veterinary Association has been the professional body for all veterinary professionals like you across the country.

We're so excited to be able to mark this occasion with you, our valued veterinary community! 

You and all other veterinary professionals who came before you are integral to making the AVA what it is today. Part of our centenary celebration will involve highlighting our past contributors and future vets as we move towards the next 100 years. 

Video timeline

We take a look at key milestones, achievements and events within our profession, Australia and the world!

‘Heroes of History’: Nominations

Recognising vets who were active in the profession before they passed away.

‘100 Living Treasures’: Nominations

Celebrating vets who are/been active in the profession and their achievements.

History of veterinary practices poster initiative

Share the history of your veterinary practice by developing and designing a poster. 

12 Months of Centennial Celebrations

We're so excited to be able to mark this occasion with you, our valued veterinary community! 

There will be 12 months of exciting initiatives rolled out such as:

  • Celebrating our ‘100 Living Treasures’ of the profession

  • Acknowledging our ‘Heroes of History’

  • Developing our AVA historical timeline

  • Honouring ‘Your local vet’

  • Working with our future profession and working with our universities through a Student Program

  • Utilising our annual VetEd Talks and incorporating a 'future' theme

Plus a lot more!

Taking the Centennial Celebrations on the Road!

We’re inviting the veterinary community to join a very special AVA Centenary Conference Series to celebrate a century of science, community and collegiality.

Every year, the AVA Annual Conference is hosted by a different city around the country. In 2021, the special AVA Centenary Conference Series will instead be brought to every state and territory culminating in the main spectacular in Sydney at the International Convention Centre.

Join us in your state or territory as we bring the AVA Centenary Conference Series to you, together with a world-class program and guests from across the globe who will share all the latest in veterinary science and discuss the topics that are of most interest to you. This will be an AVA Conference like no other!

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