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Kids, animals and education

AVA PetPEP is the Australian Veterinary Association’s Pets and People Education Program, an education initiative that teaches children about responsible pet ownership and safety around animals.

The program was developed by veterinarians and teachers to promote safe, healthy and responsible communities through a focus on how to interact with, understand and care for animals. AVA PetPEP was established over 20 years ago, and continues to engage with and help educate our next generation of responsible pet owners.

In Queensland, AVA PetPEP works with AVA member vets and a range of animal industry professionals in the local community to deliver interactive, highly visual and age-appropriate educational visits to primary schools across the state. Visits are free of charge and fully coordinated by the AVA PetPEP team.

In other states and territories, AVA PetPEP is an online resource for vets, teachers and the community.