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An update on the AVA's efforts to increase Rapid Antigen Test access for veterinarians, as well as results from the survey on the impact of COVID on the veterinary workforce.
Watch this learning session with information on how to manage leave entitlements for COVID-19.
The Australian Veterinary Association is the newest signatory in support of the RCVS – AVMA joint statement to support mental health and wellbeing across the global veterinary community. 
Lead by vets, Reflect and Grow is a monthly online group program for vets (including new grads), nurses and practice managers. It uses reflective practice to assist you in identifying and improving the non-technical skills that help reduce occupational stress, and grow capabilities that support your clinical skills and knowledge. Sign up now for groups beginning in February.
An update about the AVA COVID Survey and what we are communicating to governments.
In late December 2021 the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA)  proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard, for discussion in March 2022. There are two amendments that are relevant to the veterinary profession: meloxicam and lidocaine.

QLD COVID Update

11 Jan 2022
The Queensland Government has modified the requirement for critically essential workers. 
We are pleased to announce the Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines for dairy cattle are now available.  This is a joint project funded by AVA and Animal Medicines Australia, with additional support from Dairy Australia.
The AVA has updated information on how to manage positive cases in veterinary practices.
The AVA Digest is published every fortnight and features news, stories and industry updates from around the profession. See below for a taste of what's in this latest edition.

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