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The AVA Digest is published every two weeks and features news, stories and industry updates from around the profession. See below for a taste of what's included in this special edition for Mental Health Month!
Registrations now open for the AVA Centenary Conference - Tasmania, with a special early bird member price of only $385 available until the 24th October. Nurses can attend for just $250!
Don’t forget to register for the WA Centenary Conference! This great event including WA’s largest veterinary trade fair, a practical scientific program for vets and nurses, industry breakfasts, Centenary Celebration dinner, and much more. Registrations close Wednesday 13th October. Get in before it's too late!

NSW COVID-19 Update

11 Oct 2021
While the NSW Government is commencing an opening up from today, it is important to remind your clients that this is not a 'back to normal' situation. Veterinary practices are still required to operate under their COVID-Safe plans.
It can be incredibly overwhelming for new employees to begin employment in a completely new workplace, whether it be their first job upon graduation, or their tenth. It is in the employer’s best interest to be able to facilitate their transition into the workplace as smoothly as possible, and this is best done through an induction process. Find a valuable new HR resource covering this topic in the current AVA Digest.
The Annual Meeting of the Unusual Pet and Avian Veterinarians (UPAV), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association, will hold their general meeting on Wednesday the 3rd November, 8:00pm AEDT via Zoom.
While the NSW Government is commencing an opening up from Monday, it is important to remind your clients that this is not a 'back to normal' situation. Veterinary practices are still required to operate under their COVID-Safe plans.
Last week the Victorian Premier announced new requirements that all authorised workers who cannot work from home will be required to be vaccinated. First vaccine doses are required by 15 October and both doses from the 26 November.
EVA has been advised that a private veterinarian has diagnosed a positive novel Hendra virus-variant case in a Clydesdale horse from West Wallsend, near Newcastle, NSW.
Recently, the AVA met with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) to discuss some of the issues perceived by the profession, including regulation by Veterinary Surgeons Boards, and Immigration, and how these issues may be addressed.

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