Our profession


The "Our Profession" Strategic Priority includes 3 sub categories:

  • Better Regulation
  • Workforce
  • Economic Sustainability

Our work in this area aims to ensure the long-term sustainability of veterinary services within Australia, in terms of workforce dynamics but also economic sustainability of the profession. Our current focus is on the workforce shortage issue, and ways to make long-term changes to improve this situation.  

We work to ensure that legislation that impacts the veterinary profession is appropriate and best protects and serves veterinary professionals.

Read more on these areas of work at the tabs below.



Our advocacy work spans a number of areas

We monitor and respond to issues that may impact the profession, animals, and the community.

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Veterinary workforce

It is essential that the nation has the right number of veterinarians to meet the needs of Australia’s animals and their owners.

Economic sustainability

The future health and prosperity of the veterinary profession relies on a range of macro and micro-economic circumstances.

Better regulation

There are a large number of legislative Acts at national, state, territory and local levels that impact the veterinary profession.