Student Group

The Australian Veterinary Student Group is a newly formed group of the Australian Veterinary Association.

Governed by students for students, it provides member benefits that support and prepare students for practice and professional life.

The Student group:

  • Advocates on behalf of students
  • Provides member benefits and services that are relevant to student needs
  • Provides bespoke continuing professional development opportunities, including webinars and network forums to meet future employers
  • Assists students to build on leadership, business and governance skills
  • Prepares students for entering practice

How do I join?

All veterinary students studying in Australia are eligible to join the Student group and be part of the only national body that represents you throughout your veterinary journey.


What if I’m already an AVA member?

If you are a current online student member, you will automatically receive AVA Student Group membership; if you don’t currently belong to another special interest group you can join a group/s of your choice for $40 per group.

If you are a current *premium student member, you will automatically receive AVA Student Group membership. Your membership fees will remain the same until renewal, 30 June.

From 1 July, there will no longer be a $98 Premium Student membership fee to pay, only your special interest group fees.

* Guild professional indemnity and public liability insurance will continue to be included for any student who is in their rotation year.


Is there a fee?

Free to join with full member benefits and access to an AVA special interest group for only $40 to get the most value out of your membership before you enter your profession.

That’s under $4 a month to access a Group of your choice and have a voice where it matters!
Each group subscription costs $40 and you can join as many as you like, relevant to your needs.
You can also choose to pay your subscription yearly or monthly.


What other Groups can I join?

Become part of an AVA Group and gain invaluable access to a tight-knit community of veterinary professionals with your interests and expertise.

Explore all of them here and find out more.


What does a peer have to say?

“The formation of AVSG is an incredible opportunity for students. Never before have we had the ability to engage with and contribute to the profession to such a degree as this new platform allows. It’s exciting to see talented and passionate young veterinarians empowered to implement positive initiatives and innovative ideas, furthering the future of our profession.”

Sam Kiernan – Student, University of Queensland (2019 AVA Student President)

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