Retired veterinarian


Stay in touch with your profession through AVA events, publications, and member benefits. A concessional membership fee for low-income earners helps make this possible after you’ve left full-time work.

The Australian Veterinary Journal and other publications keep you up on the latest scientific and professional news, while events from around the AVA help you maintain your professional networks during retirement.

The AVA is also the perfect forum to share your extensive knowledge and experience with the rest of the profession. Participating in association committees is a great way to give back to the profession you remain part of in your retirement. Or you can stay involved by participating in continuing professional development activities.

The AVA website is a key way to communicate with the community of veterinarians with constantly updated resources and member-only discussion forums.

Telephone helplines provide free advice on finance and superannuation and there’s a confidential free telephone counselling service for members who may need to speak to someone. 

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We look forward to welcoming you at your professional association.

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