The AVA Chartered Veterinary Practitioner (Small Animals). Your mark of excellence in the profession


AVA CVP -- What is it all about? If you are interested to hear the latest information on the AVA Chartered Veterinary Practitioner (Small Animals) or AVA CVP, join the webinar to learn more about this exciting new professional education and accreditation program for small animal veterinarians.

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15 Nov 2021 to 8 Dec 2021
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Learning outcome

Dr Alistair Webb, Dr Karen Jackson, Dr Phil Brain and Annmaree Jackson will present an overview of the AVA CVP; why it has been developed, what it is about, and why you should consider this as the next step in your career.

The AVA CVP presentation will be followed by a panel question and answer session.

Registration of interest to join the inaugural admission intake for S2, 2022 will be open following the presentation.


Dr Alistair Webb
Alistair is principal of Rangeside Veterinarians, a small animal practice in Toowoomba Queensland. He has been a proud member of the AVA since joining as a final year Vet student and he has been actively involved for over 25 years in various roles within the AVA at Branch, Division and now SIG level. Alistair is the immediate Past President of ASAV. Alistair has developed considerable experience in leadership positions within the AVA and a range of community and service organisations. He has demonstrated both a vision and long-standing enthusiasm for the profession and he is looking forward to contributing further as the ASAV nominee to the AVA Board.
Dr Philip Brain
Philip H Brain graduated from the University of Sydney in 1985 and after 13 years in general practice, completed a residency program in small animal medicine at the Veterinary Specialist Centre, North Ryde, NSW and gained his Fellowship in Small Animal Medicine from the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2007. Phil has been a trustee of the ACAHF since 2009. He served on ASAVA executive for 19 years including a Presidential term, two terms as Honorary Secretary and ASAVA scientific convener for 10 years. Phil was also scientific convener for FASAVA Congress in 2014 and was current convener for the 2017 congress on the Gold Coast. He was recognized with an AVA Meritorious Service Award in 1999, the ASAVA Distinguished Service Award in 2005 and a special ASAVA outstanding service award in 2010. He became the first veterinarian to receive a Chartered Membership (CMAVA) of the AVA in 2004. He was recognized with a service to veterinary nursing award in 1997 and was the first veterinarian to be awarded honorary membership of the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia in 2003. He was awarded a fellowship from the AVA in 2007 in recognition of his service to the profession. In 2016, he received the ASAVA’s Small Animal Practitioner of the Year, a national award. In 2017, he received the Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations- Hills Small Animal Practitioner of the Year, an international award honouring veterinarians in the Asian Pacific region and was the first Australian to be given this award. Phil is a registered specialist in small animal medicine and is currently practicing at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) in North Ryde, Sydney and clinical interests include cardiology, endoscopy and interventional techniques. He also owns a small CE business (Brainwaves offering speaking, writing, conference- organising and consultancy work.
Dr Karen Jackson
Specialist Veterinary Clinical Pathologist BVSc (Hons I), MANZCVS (Internal Medicine), Dipl. ACVP (Clinical Pathology) After graduating from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2002, Karen worked in a mixed animal practice in Victoria and the UK and then as an intern in Brisbane (BVSC) before moving to Pennsylvania for five years to complete a Haematology and Transfusion fellowship, veterinary clinical pathology residency then lectureship. In 2011, Karen returned to Australia and works as a specialist clinical pathologist in diagnostic pathology while also holding an honorary academic position at the University of Queensland and working on a part-time PhD looking at snake venom effects on red blood cells. Karen is passionate about veterinary education and diagnostic clinical pathology with specific interests in haematology, transfusion medicine, snake venom research, immunohaematology, and oncology.
Mrs Annmaree Jackson
Annmaree Jackson is the Executive Officer for Special Interest Groups of the AVA, including Australian Small Animal Veterinarians, Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group, and Unusual Pet and Avian Veterinarians. Annmaree is also the project lead for the Chartered Veterinary Practitioner education and accreditation project. Prior to joining the AVA in February 2021, Annmaree worked in the higher education sector at The University of Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology and University of Southern Queensland in project management; undergraduate, postgraduate, and research higher degree program management; human resources and human, animal and environmental ethics. Annmaree is passionate about evidence based learning and teaching and has collaborated with institutions, such as Griffith University and CSIRO to develop, deliver and publish both face-to-face and online resources for those involved in working with animals for scientific purposes. In her involvement with ANZCCART, Annmaree played a pivotal role in the inception of the national COMPass competency & training program. Annmaree has a wealth of experience in developing and delivering training modules, and held an accredited training officer role within ARMS. Annmaree holds BSc Hons 1 (Psychology), AdvDipBus (HR), Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment, and is currently undertaking her MBA.

The AVA Chartered Veterinary Practitioner (Small Animals). Your mark of excellence in the profession

Start: 8 December 2021, 8:00PM
End: 8 December 2021, 9:00PM
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