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Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Welcomes the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia as a voting member

The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) today passed a special resolution to add the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia (VSBSA) to its list of members. The unanimous vote on the return of the VSBSA to the AVBC signifies the possibility of adopting national (with New Zealand) policies supporting the highest standards of veterinary regulation and synergy within the Australasian veterinary regulatory community. 

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Slideshow on psychological safety in communication

AVBC Workshop in Melbourne: Emphasising Compassionate Communication

In May this year, AVBC organised a Workshop session on psychological safety for its member veterinary boards. Led by Rosie Overfield from Mindpod Consulting and Mary Lydamore from the Veterinary Practitioners Board of New South Wales, the session emphasised the value of compassionate, open, and non-judgmental communication in interactions with complainants and veterinary practitioners.

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AVE Examination Updates June 2023

The next available sitting of the Preliminary (MCQ) Examination will be in 2024, likely in April. The closing date for applications and payment for the 2024 MCQ will be 8 February 2024.

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AVBC Publishes Sustainable Practice Forum Report

The report summarises some of the topics and solutions that were discussed at Day One Competencies (D1Cs), support during clinical placements, the new graduate transition phase. defining the roles “Mentor”, “Coach”, and “Supervisor” for the veterinary sector,
acknowledgment of the importance of Non-Technical Skills (NTS) and recognition of the issues in veterinary specialisation.

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