The AVA Victorian Division is active in lobbying government on issues relating to animal welfare and veterinary practice in Victoria.

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The Victorian Division of AVA met with the Hon Gayle Tierney, Minister for Agriculture to communicate the concerns for the veterinary profession, integral to veterinary shortage we are experiencing.
A collaborative working group of AVA veterinarians and the University of Melbourne has been formed to discuss Extra-mural Services, where veterinary students receive clinical training in private practice veterinary hospitals.
The AVA contributed information and discussion to the Victorian Government’s consultation for Victoria’s first long-term cat management strategy (the Strategy)
Despite receiving 500 submissions equating to 12% of the Victorian veterinary profession, and also whilst recognising that the 15% increase in most fees and revocation of free honorary general registration is not supported by all members of the profession, the Board has decided to implement the changes to the Victorian Vet Board's fee structure as originally proposed.
The AVA contributed a submission towards Reforming Victoria's biosecurity legislation discussion paper and the Engagement summary and Discussion paper can be found on the Engage Victoria website.

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