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The AVA has provided feedback on the proposed regulatory framework to support the new NSW Public Spaces (unattended property) Act.
Day 1 Competencies are expectations of veterinary graduates which describe the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes that veterinarians must possess on “Day One” to serve both the public interest and meet private sector requirements. The AVA through consultation of veterinary members across the profession has reviewed the Day 1 competencies provided by the AVBC and are pleased to offer the following comments on the drafted 41 competencies that sit within 9 skill domains.
AVA president Dr Bronwyn Orr on how the AVA is advocating for its members.
With the threat of multiple emergency animal diseases lingering at Australia’s doorstep, including foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), lumpy skin disease (LSD) and African swine fever (ASF), the need to be prepared for disease outbreaks has never been more apparent, and we all as veterinarians have a vital role to play.
In May 2022, Fletcher Veterinary Practice achieved Employer of Choice Accreditation, a scheme that recognises employers with exceptionally high standards of staff recruitment, engagement and retention.
This two-hour discussion aims to provide you with an opportunity to connect with your peers over a light breakfast whilst discussing the latest hot topics relevant to veterinary business today.
The AVA have provided feedback to the proposed Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs in the ACT.
Latest info from the AVA SA Division President, Dr Adele Feakes.
On Friday 15 July the AVA Board ratified four policies relating to dogs and cats.
In this talk, Dr Sally Nixon will describe the adolescent developmental period of the dog, as well as how the unique situation experienced by puppies in Melbourne during 2020 and 2021 could affect their vulnerability to developing behaviour problems in 2022.



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

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


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