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.
The AVBC has again been been working closely with the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and Veterinary Schools of Australia and New Zealand (VSANZ) to monitor the impacts of the COVID pandemic on veterinary education.
On November 4, The Australian Council of Professions (ACoP) signed the Professional Bodies Climate Action Charter as a Supporter after a unanimous vote from its board which represents member organisations including the AVBC and the AVA.
Members of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) are calling on the Australian Government to assist Afghan veterinarians, veterinary paraprofessionals and their families in leaving Afghanistan and resettling in Australia.
Dr Zoe Lenard was appointed as Chair of AVBC’s Sustainable Practice Committee by Council last week. The SPC was created as part of AVBC’s commitment to supporting boards and working with the associations and educators to deliver a fit-for-purpose veterinary profession.