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December 1, 2023
AVBC is adjusting its migration skills assessment fees, set to take effect on 1 January 2024. For veterinarians migrating to Australia under a points-tested skilled migration category, AVBC is the specified assessing authority.
October 6, 2023
The Australian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) is embarking on an ambitious initiative to develop a National Veterinary Database in Australia. To lead this critical project, AVBC is searching for a talented Business Analyst to join their team.
September 25, 2023
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.
September 21, 2023
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. 
August 30, 2023
The next available sitting of the Preliminary (MCQ) Examination will be on 19 April 2024. The closing date for applications and payment for the 2024 MCQ will be 8 February 2024.
August 25, 2023
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.