Small Animal

The Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group is the largest special interest group within the AVA and represents the members with interests in small animal veterinary practice. It has been in existence for 51 years, celebrating its Golden anniversary in 2017.

The Group grew from the Small Animal Clinicians Group formed in Sydney in 1967 and spearheaded by John Holt, Bob Kibble, Jim Gannon, John Beames, Noel Freeman, Keith Baker, Greg Acland, Simon Robinson & Henry Hirschhorn. The Small Animals Clinicians Group became the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association, eventually merging with the AVA and becoming the Group for small animal practitioners.

In 2017 the name was changed to Australian Small Animal Veterinarians by the Executive Committee. One reason for choosing the name was to keep it as close as possible to the original intent/relationship/foundation of the group’s history. 

Access the member-only Group page

Existing AVA Group member? Access the member-only Group page for exclusive access to resources and information.

Small Animal, Dentistry & Behaviour Conference

The "It's all in the head" program is one not to be missed for small animal practitioners, 12-16 August on the Gold Coast.

Join the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Group

You must be a member of the Australian Veterinary Association to join the Group.

Member benefits

Explore the advantages and opportunities your valued membership to the Group provides.
Member benefits

Upcoming events

Professional and social events to equip you with the latest skills and networking opportunities.
Upcoming events

Resources

Designed to support your day-to-day practice with valuable material across numerous topics.
Resources

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