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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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The peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is expressing concern for the health and welfare of dogs involved in the Pug race during this weekend’s ‘Taste of Braddon’ in the ACT.
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing global concern and the peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) says that everyone, including pet owners, has a role to play in fighting antimicrobial resistance.
The ACT Legislative Assembly has introduced two bills that if passed, will see the end of greyhound racing in the territory from 30 April 2018. The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has advised the ACT government that Greyhound welfare could be ensured without the need to end racing.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is asking owners to make sure their dogs are up-to-date with their vaccinations with a high risk of exposure to parvovirus at this time of year.
With spring and summer, the high seasons for ticks, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is encouraging pet owners to talk to their veterinarian now about ways to prevent serious harm or death from toxic ticks.
Leading greyhound veterinarians are coming together in Fitzroy this weekend to discuss ways of improving welfare standards in the greyhound racing industry in Australia.
On this Global Handwashing Day (15 October), the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is urging animal owners and handlers to ensure they maintain good disease prevention and infection control, which starts with the simple act of handwashing.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has welcomed the announcement made by the Victorian Government this week, that will make renting fairer, including ending discrimination against renters with pets.
This time of year, marks the beginning of a rise in snake bites in animals as the warmer weather and drier conditions put an end to their winter hibernation.
During this Mental Health Week, the peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is reminding pet owners that like humans, pets can suffer from mental illness and it’s important that we keep a watchful eye on the mental health of not just people, but also their pets.

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