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August 27, 2021
The date for the 2022 MCQ exam has been set for Friday 8 April 2022. The closing date for applications and payment will be 8 February 2022.
August 27, 2021
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.
July 8, 2021
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.
June 17, 2021
AVBC has kick-started the work of the Sustainable Practice Committee by signing the RCVS-AVMA Mind Matters International joint statement. 
June 7, 2021
Priority processing of skills assessments has been temporarily suspended due to unprecedented demand.
May 13, 2021
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.
February 8, 2021
Applications and payment for the Preliminary (MCQ) examination must have been received by today, 8th February in order to sit this year’s examination.
November 26, 2020
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).
November 9, 2020
The AVBC has been working closely with the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and Veterinary Schools of Australia and New Zealand (VSANZ) to monitor the impacts of the COVID pandemic on veterinary education.
September 8, 2020
Due to the prevailing conditions of the COVID pandemic, we do not expect to hold the Preliminary (MCQ) Examination or the Final (Clinical) Examination until 2021.
May 12, 2020
To ensure the safety of our staff at this time, AVBC has suspended the receipt of all paper-based applications to our offices
April 14, 2020
Access COVID-19 Resources for Veterinary Professionals.
March 25, 2020
The AVBC takes the health and wellbeing of all our candidates seriously. The rapidly deteriorating situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting most nations around the world and Australia and New Zealand are dealing with an escalating number of cases.
March 24, 2020
Australia’s veterinarians have offered extra equipment including mechanical ventilators to be used in hospitals across Australia to support the COVID-19 Pandemic.