Programs & awards

The AVA runs a number of programs that make a valuable contribution to the community, and help veterinarians to maintain a high level of patient care.

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Graduate Mentoring Program

Connecting experienced veterinarians with new graduates for support.

Australian Canine Eye Scheme

National assessment system offering a screening service for congenital and inherited eye conditions.

Canine Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Scheme

The scheme aims to reduce hip and elbow disease in registered pure bred dogs.

AVA Awards Program

Recognising the achievements both of individuals and high-performing practices.

AVA PetPEP

Community education program teaching responsible pet ownership to children.

Accredited Veterinary Hospital Scheme

Recognising practices achieving the highest levels of quality healthcare & practice management.

Tony English Award

The award will be assessed by “the panel” on the basis of an essay, innovative idea, proposal or media project which relates to conservation in any of its forms as outlined in our Mission Statement.