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The SA Division is looking for its next representative to the AVA Policy Advisory Council (PAC).
Earlier this year the Senate referred the impacts and management of feral horses in the Australian Alps for inquiry to the Senate Standing Committee of Environment and Communications. After making a submission to the inquiry, the AVA was invited to speak at the public hearing on 23 August.
The AVA has received a US$120,000 (AUD$180,000) grant from the Zoetis Foundation to help deliver the THRIVE Cultivating Safe Teams psychological health and safety program to veterinary clinics around the country.
Flynn's Walk will take place in Sydney on 10 September 2023 on World Suicide Prevention Day. Join other vets and their supporters to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health challenges and suicide.
Member feedback is sought on this WA Government discussion paper: Development of Dog and Cat Regulations.
In the lead-up to the 2022 Federal election, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) announced that it would establish the office of the independent Inspector-General for Animal Welfare and increase accountability and transparency for reporting of animal welfare breaches.
Dr Catherine Harper grew up on a farm in regional South Australia surrounded by animals, and as soon as she could speak, she told her parents she was going to be a vet.
There is increasing recognition that the graduate transition experience for veterinarians in Australia needs to be managed more effectively. In 2022 the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC), Veterinary Schools of Australia and New Zealand (VSANZ) and AVA agreed to work together to address this issue, recognising that the responsibility should be shared between the regulators, the profession and educators.  
Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Schipp confirms that Lumpy Skin Disease has never been detected in Australia, following Indonesia and Malaysia’s decision to restrict live exports of Australian cattle and buffalo.
Have you ever wondered why there are common sayings like "a gut-wrenching experience” or “butterflies in your stomach”? Your brain and your gut are more intertwined than you may think and no matter how ‘mentally happy’ you may be, your gut is incredibly sensitive to emotion.
The AVA's Policy Advisory Council (PAC) met on Saturday 27 May at the Adelaide Convention Centre ahead of the AVA Annual Conference. As a result of that meeting, 15 policies were progressed to the Board for ratification, 2 for member comment, and a further 20 Working Groups have been established to update many of the older policies in the compendium. 

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