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AVBC Publishes Sustainable Practice Forum Report

The report on AVBC’s 2022 Sustainable Practice Forum is now available to download and share here:

Download SPF Report

The report summarises some of the topics and solutions that were proposed at the Forum, including:

  • Ensuring that Day One Competencies (D1Cs) set graduates up for success
  • Better preparing and educating the profession to support student learning during placements and in the new graduate transition phase.
  • Defining the roles “Mentor”, “Coach”, and “Supervisor” for the veterinary sector and educating vets on how to develop the skills for these roles.
  • Acknowledgment of the importance of Non-Technical Skills (NTS)
  • Recognition of the issues in veterinary specialisation
  • Working towards building high-performing veterinary teams

Many of the topics raised at the Forum were considered and integrated into AVBC’s Strategic Planning Session, which followed the Forum. AVBC will release the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan after ratification by Council in March 2023.


  1. The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) drives the quality of the Australian and New Zealand veterinary profession by providing a forum for discussion, advice and cooperation among veterinary boards in Australia and New Zealand, encouraging the standardisation and quality assurance of veterinary services to the community and assuring and promoting uniform educational standards.
  2. The Sustainable Practice Committee (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. It wants to see veterinarians sustaining continued growth and professional satisfaction throughout their careers. By assisting veterinary professionals to thrive in their careers, it will enhance services provided by veterinarians to the public and build more public confidence.