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Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, becomes the first newly established international veterinary school to be accredited by AVBC.

AVBC is delighted to announce that City University of Hong Kong’s Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, has become the first veterinary school outside of Australia and New Zealand to be guided from “reasonable assurance” to accreditation by a series of its expert teams. After all Boards had time to consider the report from the site visit to the school at the end of May this year, the decision was ratified at the AVBC meeting on the 21 September.

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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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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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