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Media releases from the Australian Veterinary Association

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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Veterinarians are critical in keeping farms safe and profitable
Australia is one of the highest pet owning populations in the world and thanks to advanced treatments and proactive approaches to pet care, animals are living longer, happier and healthier lives.
Peak veterinary body welcomes the appointment of Independent Reviewer of Live Export Regulator
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.

Further information 

For all newsroom enquiries, please contact the Australian Veterinary Association's media office at media@ava.com.au