Australian Pig Veterinarians

The Australian Pig Veterinarians (APV) focus on preventative medicine, and promote to members a holistic view of veterinary science, particularly in regards to pigs in their various environments.

Veterinarians that work with pigs make a very important and global contribution to society by ensuring adequate and safe food is available, while still maintaining the health and welfare of pigs.

Increasingly, pig veterinarians are extending the scope and delivery of veterinary science by becoming involved in training programs for pig producers, quality assurance programs, and establishing and managing production systems and global disease prevention.

Pig veterinarians work in various types of private practice, government departments, universities, research institutions and a wide range of commercial companies that produce pigs, feed, products for pig production and pharmaceuticals.

Become a member


You must be a member of the Australian Veterinary Association to join. Join online or contact AVA national office on 1300 137 309.

To become an Associate member of APV you must work in the pig industry and be nominated by two current APV members.

APV member benefits include:

  • access to news and information for pig veterinarians
  • reduced registration cost for APV conferences and workshops
  • conference proceedings


You can find out more about the veterinary science of pigs by searching the Vet Ed library.

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