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The AVA thanks its volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2022, which runs from the 16th to the 22nd of May 2022
Introducing our new Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer.
The Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board are consulting with the profession on a new draft Code of Professional Conduct. The AVA is currently preparing a formal submission.
The successful treatment of canine otitis externa has traditionally relied on good owner compliance, requiring multi-dose administration of medication at home. Neptra’s single dose is administered by the vet, meaning that any uncertainty around owner compliance when treating otitis externa, is eliminated.
The AVA is undertaking a review and updating the 2017 AVA Recommended key principles for veterinary practice acts in Australia.



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.


AVA President's Column

AVA President Dr Warwick Vale wraps up another challenging year, reflecting on the progress made addressing major issues affecting veterinarians, as the work continues to increase the sustainability of the profession. Read more.


Your Profession, Your Voice - AVA Advocacy Updates

The latest round up on key national and division advocacy activities, and the latest news in public affairs. Read more.


2022 AVA Annual Conference

Find out more and register for the 2022 AVA Annual Conference, including the program, ticket and venue information.

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