National recognition of veterinary registration (NRVR)


In conjunction with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and the Animal Health Committee, the AVA helped develop a model for national recognition of veterinary registration (NRVR) across Australia. This was agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

NRVR allows veterinarians to move and practise more easily across state borders, and also allow greater competition in veterinary services in line with National Competition Policy. It will allow greater freedom of movement for veterinarians responding to national crises or working for national animal enterprises.

State legislation to enact the model is now in place in every state and territory.