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To promote the integrity and sustainability of the Australian and
New Zealand veterinary profession

The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
serves its members and the public by:

Latest News

February 2, 2024
Titles and post-nominals play a crucial role in professional identity. This article provides a general summary of recommendations on how veterinarians should use titles and post-nominals.
January 25, 2024
In Australia and New Zealand, the veterinary profession is regulated by veterinary statutory boards (VSBs)[1] in each jurisdiction. New Zealand has a single VSB regulating veterinarians – the Veterinary Council of New Zealand. Australia is a federation, so each jurisdiction independently regulates veterinarians, meaning there are 8 VSBs (“veterinary boards”) nationwide. The role of the VSBs is to safeguard the public and animal welfare by enforcing the veterinary acts within their respective jurisdictions.