Australian Veterinary Association
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is the professional organisation that represents veterinarians across Australia.
The AVA Board of Directors is appointed according to the association's constitution. Six directors are elected by members, and three are nominated by each of the three largest special interest groups. All directors have a three-year term, and the President and Vice President are elected by the Board.
The powers and responsibilities of the Board of Directors are detailed in the constitution.
The vision and mission of the association, as well as our core values and the key areas we will focus on to achieve our vision, are outlined in our strategic plan.
The AVA is made up of many groups. The national office is located in Sydney, and there are divisions in each state and territory around the country. Some of the larger states also have local branches.
There are also more than 20 special interest groups within the association, which cater for members with particular expertise or interest in aspects of veterinary science.