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The AVA’s Statement of Purpose for Divisions has been revised to provide clarity around the role of Divisions and expanded to include information about the function of branches.
It is an honour to have been elected President of the AVA Board and I’m looking forward to getting to know more of our members and stakeholders over the coming months.
A parliamentary inquiry has concluded recreational native bird hunting in Victoria should end as of 2024.
Please find the link to Agriculture Victoria’s High Risk Invasive Animal (HRIA) digital newsletter, which focuses on all things exotic pest animals in Victoria
The new SA Veterinary Services Bill is currently being debated in State Parliament and is expected to pass within the next month.
A bit has been happening in the NT AVA space – the CDU Cert 2 in vet nursing is now taking enrolments – we are hoping this will be a start toward addressing the shortage.
I hope this note finds you all well. It is with a mix of gratitude and anticipation that I present some key updates from our Association.
Veterinarians are obliged to provide afterhours services (AHs) at their practices and often work solo or with very minimal staff number when delivering this service.
Charles Darwin University has recently confirmed that they are progressing with their Certificate II in Animal Care and is offering enrolments to employees that are currently working in the veterinary industry.
AVA Graduate Mentoring Program mentees from Murdoch University had a wonderful opportunity to meet Mentors and past Mentees, as they are about to commence their participation as part of the upcoming cohort for the program.



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