The AVA member gallery is an online collection of photographic images, submitted by you, our members. It is not a competition of any kind - rather it is an ongoing celebration of who we are, and what we do as veterinarians – a celebration of the amazing contributions that we make to veterinary science, every day!
Members are invited to submit an image of themselves in their workplace (or their learning environment for students), through the AVA Digest. Each fortnight, a different member’s image will be selected to be the ‘face’ of the AVA website homepage for that period. Photos may also be used across the AVA’s other communications, social media and more.
Why are we doing this?
We are all working hard, in a profession that is highly rewarding but unarguably, also highly challenging. We are a strong community of like-minded professionals – experiencing good days and bad days. It is the feeling of connection and collegiality with our peers that fosters a certain sense of reassurance – a feeling that tells us we can get through whatever the day/week throws at us because we are all in this together!
Important details about your submissions
We want to showcase images of our members ‘doing what they do’ in the many varied fields of our profession. We want you to submit images that ‘mean’ something to you. That reflect in some way (and it doesn’t have to be obvious to anyone but you!), why it is that you love being a veterinarian. If you are a small animal vet – send us an image of yourself examining an animal or performing surgery, intubating an animal, giving an injection, cuddling an animal! – anything that involves what it is that you do.
If you are a researcher – send us an image of yourself working in the lab or field. If you’re a large animal vet – send us an image of yourself pulling a calf or treating a horse with colic. This initiative is about our entire veterinary community. We want everyone to contribute – from small animal practitioners in metropolitan South Australia to large animal practitioners in outback Western Australia - from researchers and academics to specialist surgeons and government vets.
Only landscape orientation photos can be used in the featured AVA homepage section, so please ensure photos you submit are in landscape orientation.
Please submit only photos where the subject is not pixelated or blurry. Using your smartphone camera is fine.
This is an opportunity for our members to share photographs of themselves and their colleagues to foster a sense of community amongst AVA members, across the many diverse fields of the veterinary profession. Every fortnight, we’ll feature a different image on our AVA website and in the AVA Digest
The photos may be used across a number of platforms including, but not limited to publications, website, email and social media.
You can, if you have their permission to do so and they haven’t submitted it themselves - this includes group photos where multiple people are present in the photograph.
This is not a competition and there are no prizes.
Please email questions to email@example.com
You can submit as many photos as you like as long as they haven’t been submitted before.