Young Members

The EVA Young Members Group (YMG) is for veterinary students and recent graduates up to three years after graduation.

EVA takes a special interest in fostering the equine veterinary practitioners of tomorrow and the future leaders of the veterinary profession, with around 250 Young Members and a number of programs and initiatives specifically for Young Members:

  • Discounted and subsidised continuing professional development opportunities
  • Seminars, workshops and clinical sessions that are specifically suited for young equine veterinarians. The aim of these workshops and seminars is to provide hands-on opportunities for young vets to learn under the close direction of senior practitioners and demonstrators.
  • EVA Mentor Program
  • Dedicated private Facebook group to help stay in touch with other Young Members
  • Social functions and outings, including an annual Young Member dinner for those attending and helping at the Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures
  • EVA Bain Fallon Scholarships - Kindly sponsored by Jurox, the EVA Bain Fallon Scholarships provide four Young Members with complimentary registration and accommodation at Bain Fallon each year
  • A list of practices offering internships.

To become part of the Young Members Group, just join EVA when you join or renew as an AVA member. You'll automatically be included in YMG if you're a student or recent graduate. You might also be interested in the other member benefits you receive as a student member or recent graduate member.

Dr Josie Faulkner, EVA YMG President for 2016/2017

Australian Veterinary Association | Dr Josie FaulknerDr Josie Faulkner grew up in Zambia and South Africa and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Cambridge University, UK. She began her career at Randwick Equine Centre (REC) in Sydney with a one-year internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery.  At the end of her internship, she worked in China for 2 months for one of REC’s private racing clients while they transported and prepared their horses for a big exhibition race event. She moved to Perth and joined Valley Equine Veterinary Centre as an associate in 2014.  She enjoys general practice, lameness diagnosis and treatment, and a little bit of reproduction work.  Outside of work Josie plays water polo and enjoys competing in triathlons.

Josie was the WA YMG State Rep last year and in this new role as YMG President is keen to continue to help the Young Members get the most out of their EVA membership.  There will be some great YMG events this year and she also encourages YM attendance at wider EVA events.  These tend to be very well subsidised for YMs and are a great chance to meet other members of the profession and improve equine veterinary knowledge and skills.


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