About the Australian Veterinary Association

The peak body representing veterinarians across Australia for nearly 100 years.


The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is the professional organisation representing veterinarians across Australia since 1921, and our vision is to be the health and welfare leader in Australia’s animal industries. 

Today representing more than 9,000 members in the veterinary profession, we are committed to providing improved welfare and health outcomes for animals and are guided by our purpose, core values, and strategic priorities.

The AVA is also actively involved in advocacy on behalf of the profession, and we regularly meet with government and industry stakeholders and members of parliament to represent the views of our members across a range of issues.

Recognising the importance of continuing professional development (CPD) for our profession, the AVA also delivers a range of veterinary education across the country and continues to be one of the leading providers of veterinary CPD in Australia.  

Strategic Plan 2017-2021

The AVA's vision is to be the health and welfare leader in Australia's animal industries.

Board of Directors

The AVA is governed by a distinguished Board of Directors according to the constitution.

Policy & Advocacy

More on our policies and how we represent you on matters across various levels of government.

Code of Professional Conduct

Providing a framework for applying the core values, principles and standards of the AVA.

Programs & awards

AVA's programs and awards that make a valuable contribution to the community.

About the AVA's Groups

19 Groups for members sharing interests and expertise to help fellow members.

AVA Divisions

Representing the AVA to state and local governments, veterinary registration bodies and more.


Providing guidance and advice to the AVA's Groups.

Trusts & foundations

Trusts and foundations dedicated to the health and welfare of animals and veterinarians.

Annual reports

View and download the AVA's past annual reports and learn more about the association.

News & media

The latest news from the AVA across the veterinary profession on the AVA's content hub, Vet Voice.

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