The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) serves its members and the public by:
Providing a forum for discussion, advice and co-operation among the veterinary boards in Australia and New Zealand
Encouraging the standardisation and quality assurance of veterinary services to the community
Assuring and promoting uniform educational standards through accreditation of veterinary schools, the Australasian Veterinary Examination, assessment of veterinary qualifications for migration and assessment of specialist qualifications.
On 8 May 2021, Minister Alex Hawke announced that the occupation of Veterinarian (234711) has been added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) and will be given priority processing for employer-sponsored nominations and visa applications.