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The latest media releases from the AVA.

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The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes the Federal Government’s changes to HELP debt indexing but calls on the Government to go further in supporting regional veterinary students and graduates.
The Federal Government has overlooked the essential nature of veterinary work, leaving veterinary science students out of its recent promise to provide funds to support teaching, nursing, and social work students on university placements.
Veterinarians are celebrated as essential health workers on World Veterinary Day Saturday 27 April 2024.
The Regional Education Commissioner’s 2023 annual report recommends the critical veterinary workforce shortage in regional and remote Australia is immediately addressed.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes acknowledgment in the Australian Universities Accord final report that it is essential to increase the skilled rural workforce in the veterinary profession to ensure that all Australian communities enjoy the benefits of good animal health and welfare, and this starts at university.