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The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is pleased to be invited to participate in the public hearings for the inquiry into the veterinary workforce shortage in NSW, taking place today and tomorrow.
The ‘Rethinking Veterinary Education’ report released today finds that veterinary education is at a crisis point in Australasia and is directly contributing to vet shortages.
While deregulation of veterinary services may be seen as the answer to the current veterinarian shortage, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) believes improving regulation to include all members of the veterinary team, such as veterinary nurses is one to the strategies needed to address the challenges facing the sector.
Australia is experiencing an overall shortage of veterinarians which is placing animals at risk as well as those who work in the profession. This shortage is much more pronounced in rural and regional areas

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