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.


Accredited Veterinary Hospital Scheme

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

Australian Canine Eye Scheme

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

AVA Awards Program

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


Community education program teaching responsible pet ownership to children.

Canine Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Scheme

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

Graduate Mentoring Program

Connecting experienced veterinarians with new graduates for support.