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.
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.
After ten years of dedicated service to AVBC, Prof Jeffcott will be ending his second term as Chair of Australasian Veterinary Examination Committee (prev Board of Examiners) at the end of December.
Today at its final Council meeting for 2020, Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) announced the establishment of a new standing committee, the Sustainable Practice Committee (SPC).