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The AVA is reaching out to the Small Business Commissioners to discuss the challenges facing the veterinary profession as part of the small business sector.
Key advocacy, policy and public affairs updates for October and November 2023. 
We are very pleased to share resources that have recently been made available by the Queensland Government as part of their community education and awareness program, in response to the consultation on stronger dog laws.
The RSPCA has alerted the AVA to a puppy with a positive PCR for distemper from the Bayswater area of Melbourne.
In memory of the 2003 Canberra bushfires, the AVA has compiled veterinarians' stories of their experiences in the bushfires to share with the next generation and capture the lessons learnt for future planning and advocacy.
Last week, on the final day of sitting for the year, the SA Parliament passed the Veterinary Services Bill.
The 2023 AVA WA Division Annual meeting was held on 11 November 2023.
This month NSW Division held our annual face-to-face committee meeting at the AVA offices at St Leonards. We have continued our advocacy this month on pounds, and we need your input to protect our ability to prescribe drugs to our patients in NSW.
A huge thank you to all those involved with this year’s WA Division Conference held earlier in November. I believe we’ve found the sweet spot for conference topics combining progressive medicine that can be implemented across general practice. While we love to change up the location of the cocktail party every year, I think anyone who attended would agree the food and service at Sailing for Oranges in Fremantle will be a hard act to beat.
The Industry Advisory Group for Veterinary Nursing (WA) was re-established in 2023 under the direction of the National Industry Advisory Group for Veterinary Nursing (NIAG).



Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Mark Schipp discusses the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Pacific Engagement Program. Read all his columns.


Your Profession, Your Voice - AVA Advocacy Updates

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