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Media Releases

Welcome to the Australian Veterinary Association’s online newsroom. Here you can find out the latest news from the AVA across the veterinary profession. 

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Australia’s peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), is urging the government to implement better and more transparent live export reporting systems so that the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) can act on these reports appropriately and without delay.
Australia’s peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), is calling for urgent changes to protect the health and welfare of animals exported to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer.
Australia’s peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), has described the footage of sheep suffering on board live export ships bound for the Middle East as horrific and utterly unacceptable, and says urgent changes must be made.
A new program designed to improve animal welfare standards on Australian farms is being launched tomorrow at the Australian Cattle Veterinarians conference in Fremantle, Western Australia.
The Australian Veterinary Association is the professional association representing veterinarians around Australia. Our 9,500 members work in all areas of animal science, health and welfare.
Following several recently confirmed cases of megaoesophagus in dogs, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is advising dog owners who have concerns about their dog’s health to seek veterinary advice.
The positive effects of pet ownership have been well-researched, and we know that pets play an important role in the health and wellbeing of individuals and the wider community.
With parts of Australia expected to experience high temperatures this weekend, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is providing practical tips on how to help livestock and horses cope during hot weather.
In the lead up to the South Australia state election, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is calling on the incoming government to commit to making renting fairer for pet owners.
With a state election fast-approaching, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Tasmanian Division is calling on the incoming government to commit to better animal disease surveillance.

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