The Australian Reproductive Veterinarians (ARV) provides a link between its members and government bodies, breed societies and the artificial breeding industry.

The ARV has established performance standards and guidelines for member and non-member veterinarians that recognise the specialised procedures involved in embryo collection, handling, cryopreservation and transfer.

ARV have achieved this by testing all areas of commercial embryo transfer to ensure that the public can be confident when engaging the services of an ARV certified veterinary surgeon.


ARV members can access the member only web page here.

Become a member

Australian Reproductive Veterinarians would love to welcome you as a member of our Special Interest Group. ARV members receive exclusive access to the ARV member website which hosts many valuable resources. ARV members can download the ARV member exclusive publication Bovine Embryo Transfer Manual, new editions and back copies of the Official Newsletter of the Australian Reproductive Veterinarians, and all recent ARV Conference Proceedings in full. ARV members also receive discounted rates to the annual conference, workshops, and seminars held throughout the year.

To join contact the Australian Reproductive Veterinarians office on 1300 137 309 or at You must be a member of the Australian Veterinary Association to join.


Past Events

ARV members can download the papers from the 2017 Brilliance & Bull Conference via the AVA VetEd library.


On 9-10 July the Australian Reproduction Veterinarians (ARV), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) hosted their group event for 2016. This year the event comprised of two days of presentations focusing on canine reproduction and microscopes and two social events on the Friday and Saturday nights. Speakers included Associate Professor Scott Norman, Dr John Watts, Dr Stuart Mason, and Mr Tony Bradshaw who presented exciting and informative seminars covering aspects of canine artificial breeding and best practices for microscopes.

ARV members can download the ARV 2016 Seminar Proceedings here


On the 14-17 October 2015 ARV hosted the Seminar & Workshop in Muswellbrook for 2015. This year it comprised of a one day seminar program, two day social event, and a two day practical Bovine ET workshop.

ARV members can access the full proceedings here.

ARV Webinar Series

Australian Reproductive Veterinarians released a series of webinars focusing on clinical canine reproduction in conjunction with the ARV 2016 Seminar: Canine Reproduction and Microscopes.

The four ARV Canine Reproduction webinars are now available for viewing in the AVA VetEd library, free for all AVA members.

Clinical Canine Reproduction 1: Getting started
Presenter: Dr Cyril Stephen

As the first in the series of ARV presentations on canine reproduction, viewers can expect to gain a practical understanding of reproductive anatomy and physiology. This will provide a basis for developing technical skills associated with assisted reproductive techniques, and support evidence-based reproductive treatments and management.

Clinical Canine Reproduction 2: Semen collecting and processing, insemination timing and insemination techniques|
Presenter: Dr John Watts

Following on from the very successful first webinar in the series, the second in the series will cover semen evaluation, timing of insemination, the dose of sperm, and methods for insemination.

Clinical Canine Reproduction 3: A logical approach to canine infertility workup
Presenter: Dr Natali Krekeler

Providing a logical approach to canine infertility workup: Natali Krekeler discusses (amongst other things):- Pyometra - medical management options - the debate surrounding thyroid function and infertility - vaginal flora and the relevance of vaginal cultures - herpes virus - minimising the losses...

Clinical Canine Reproduction 4: Canine semen processing for chilled shipping and freezing
Presenter: Jaymie Loy

Providing This webinar covers a range of topics including initial evaluation and handling on canine semen, preparation of canine semen for fresh insemination, preparation of canine semen for chilled shipping, and preparation of canine semen for freezing.

Previous editions of the ARV Newsletter

The official newsletter of the Australian Reproduction Veterinarians was previously released quarterly. Currently, the newsletter is in the form of a monthly e-news.

Previous editions of the newsletter are available online for ARV members only.

Members can read the latest edition here


ARV members can purchase our ARV branded merchandise which includes R.M. Williams Polo Shirts, Driza-Bone Vets and a LED cap. Members can download the order form on the members only page.

Vet Ed Library

For more information on reproduction please visit the AVA Vet Ed library.

Contact ARV

Australian Reproductive Veterinarians office
Phone 1300 137 309

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