Veterinarians in the media


Ratification Date: 15 Oct 2016


Veterinarians must ensure that all advice and depictions of veterinary services used in the media or for entertainment are in accordance with best practice standards of veterinary science.


Veterinarians in the media and entertainment industry fulfil an important role in educating the public, and raising the profile of the profession and animal care in our community.

If the veterinary presenter has limited experience with the species or condition, prior veterinary specialist opinion or appropriate expertise should be sought on correct handling, diagnostic and treatment options.

Veterinarians who are Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) members must abide by AVA policy and the AVA Code of Professional Conduct.