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The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is completely dismayed at the lack of government response to reinstate the search for the remaining crew from Gulf Livestock 1.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) joins the National Farmers Federation (NFF) in calling upon the federal government to urgently establish a nationwide permit for the safe movement of agricultural workers, including livestock and equine veterinarians.
Dental disease is one of the most common problems diagnosed in pets, with Australian vets finding four out of five dogs and cats over the age of three years exhibit some level of dental disease.
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of biosecurity and the very real threat that zoonotic diseases pose to people.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) would like to congratulate the six veterinarians recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
In supporting the mental health and wellbeing of veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) firmly believes that addressing the risk factors should be the primary focus in reducing the high rate of suicide within the veterinary profession.
Following last night’s SBS Insight special discussing suicide and mental health in the veterinary profession, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is calling for greater public awareness of the pressures faced by veterinarians.
Dr Warwick Vale has become national President of the AVA, after serving the past 18 months on the Board. Warwick has 30 years experience in equine veterinary, with a passion in leadership, governance and clinical practice.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the important and essential role that veterinarians play in the areas of biosecurity, food security and the health and welfare of animals – and the broader benefit this has to our society, especially during this challenging time.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and RSPCA Queensland are encouraging pet owners to continue to proactively care for their pets, hobby farm animals and livestock during the current COVID-19 crisis. Obviously in some cases this may mean travelling to bring food to animals and arranging veterinary care when required.

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