Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group

The Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group (AVBIG) aims to improve human and animal welfare by increasing the understanding of animal behaviour and its significance in veterinary science.

Far from being a small niche of veterinary medicine, behavioural problems remain a leading cause of euthanasia in young pets and most consultations seen by a general practitioner have a behavioural component to them.

A greater understanding of behavioural medicine will lead to improved animal welfare and strengthening of the human-animal bond.

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.Puppy

AVBIG member benefits include:

  • up-to-date information on the latest developments in the field of veterinary behavioural medicine
  • A hardcopy subscription to the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour: Clinical Applications and Research, the only peer-reviewed journal that focuses entirely on veterinary behavioural medicine (six issues a year)
  • quarterly eNewsletter
  • access to the AVBIG discussion group, which provides practical and professional support
  • discounts to attend AVBIG events
  • opportunity to contribute to submissions made to government departments and other organisations on behaviour issues, such as companion animal legislation and dog training methods.

Contact AVBIG

National office:

For more information on animal behaviour visit the Vet Ed library.

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