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This week is Antimicrobial Awareness Week. Celebrated from 18–24 November, the theme this year is ‘Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance’.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has advised that it will be reconsidering active constituent approvals, product registrations and associated label approvals of anticoagulant rodenticides. Please take a moment to complete a survey being carried out by BirdLife Australia which will provide important data for the APVMA's work on this issue.
The Australian, state and territory governments, through the National Biosecurity Committee, are developing a national biosecurity strategy with key partners to provide a strategic direction for the Australian biosecurity system through to 2030. Have your say - complete the National Biosecurity Strategy survey now!
The Australian and New Zealand Veterinary Associations, Veterinary Schools of Australia and New Zealand, and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council have issued a joint statement on the impacts of the pandemic on the graduating class of 2021, and how we can show support for these veterinarians as they enter the profession.
Join us for a live Q and A with BOVA Aus on the 23rd Nov 8:00pm-9:00pm (AEDT), to have your burning questions on compounding answered, as part of VetFest Marketplace – a free, dedicated Industry Week for the veterinary profession.
The AVA Digest is published every two weeks and features news, stories and industry updates from around the profession. See below for a taste of what's in this latest edition.
Available on the VetFest platform, and running over five days from 29 November, the AVA will be celebrating Centenary Week - a Virtual Conference 100 years in the making.
The Australian Government has reduced restrictions on airlines carrying vaccinated Australians from 1st November 2021. Find details of the latest government advice and FAQs here.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking your views on the proposed acquisition.
The accreditation component of the AVA Employer of Choice program is now available! Participating AVA member practices can now become officially accredited as AVA Employers of Choice - signifying their practices as exemplary employers within the profession.

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