The AVA: Supporting veterinary professionals like you
The Australian Veterinary Association – providing a united voice for the veterinary profession for over 100 years.
Today, representing more than 8,500 members, we are committed to championing and empowering the veterinary profession to thrive by providing a voice, education, community and support.
– focussing on advocacy for the profession
, we regularly meet with government and industry stakeholders, and members of parliament to represent the views of our members, developing and implementing strategies to address the issues that matter to the profession, including workforce issues, animal health and welfare, veterinary legislation and biosecurity.
– facilitating continuous learning and growth
throughout your career, the AVA delivers a range of veterinary education across the country and continues to be one of the leading providers of veterinary CPD in Australia.
– providing a Veterinary Health
and Wellness Framework to secure a thriving and sustainable future for the profession.
Be part of your veterinary community
Become part of an extensive network of like-minded professionals and gain access to continuing professional development, thousands of resources and ongoing opportunities to be represented on state and federal issues that matter to you.
With leading continuing professional development, exclusive discounts and benefits, an extensive online library and a large collegial network, membership to your professional association is key to ensuring you have a successful working career – at any stage of your professional life.
The AVA has thousands of resources you need for a successful career and business, and the AVA’s Groups and continuing professional development help you stay current as well as meet your registration requirements.
VetFest is back in 2021 after popular demand!
AVA set the benchmark in 2020 with the launch of our virtual conference, VetFest attracting over 1,100 veterinary professionals.
The advent of COVID has changed the way we deliver CPD forever. The popularity of online and on-demand continuing education and development has opened a whole new sphere of professional education across our profession.
From 11 – 27 May 2021 the AVA will deliver our 2nd VetFest fully online conference. Over 9 evenings, up to 61.5 hours of high quality veterinary CPD will be provided. This event will cover all aspects of the veterinary profession from Veterinary Business to the Itchy Alpaca and everything in between. These live presentations will all be recorded and be available on demand for 6 months.
Each evening we will have 3 rooms operating with 15 x 30min sessions in each room.
Our presenters include some of the best and most experienced veterinarians in Australia and feature a number of eminent overseas speakers. Fourteen special interest groups of the AVA have put together an amazingly diverse and practical program.
The partner and exhibition zone will connect you with the industry and will allow you to contact exhibitors directly, watch product videos, and download resources about their companies.
There will be a passport competition with a great array of prizes drawn weekly. The Festival Show Book is a continuing resource where you will find the program, sponsor and exhibitor profiles, new product launches and discounts.
See you May 11 – 27 for VetFest 2021.