Veterinarians appointed to ASEL review committee

Media release date: 
Friday, 12 January 2018

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has welcomed the announcement of three veterinarians appointed to the Technical Advisory Committee reviewing the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL).

Dr Chris Back, Dr Teresa Collins and Dr Hugh Millar are all highly regarded for their expertise in production animal health and welfare.

AVA President, Dr Paula Parker, said that the association had been calling for the inclusion of vets on the committee.

“We’re really pleased with this decision. Veterinarians have expert knowledge in both animal health and welfare aspects of the live export process. These are essential skills to ensure we maintain the highest standards in Australia’s livestock export supply chain.

“As part of the ASEL Reference Group, we look forward to providing further input to ensure the standards governing live export are science-based and represent best practice,” Dr Parker said.

The committee will be supported by the ASEL Reference Group that comprises the AVA, the RSPCA, ALEC and livestock producer groups.

For further information and requests for interviews contact the AVA media office on (02) 9431 5062, 0439 628 898 or

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is the only national association representing veterinarians in Australia. Founded in 1921, the AVA today represents 9000 members working in all areas of animal science, health and welfare.

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