The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Registration Scheme is the national registration scheme for veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians involved in clinical, management or academic areas.

Veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians can belong to a professional body that advocates for the professionalism of the veterinary nurse and veterinary technician.  Under current Australian legislation there is no definition of what a veterinary nurse is. Outside of WA there is no regulation or statutory code of conduct and no requirement to maintain currency and fitness to practise within veterinary nursing. The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) has taken the position that unqualified and unregulated veterinary staff potentially expose the public and animal patients to harm and increase liability for veterinary practices.  

By creating the AVNAT Registration Scheme, the VNCA has established a thorough and transparent self-regulation program that will set standards of professional practice across the veterinary nursing industry.

For more information on AVNAT, please click here to visit their website. 

BCF Ultrasound is a locally owned family business with over 26 years of experience in sales and service in veterinary ultrasound. With two state-of-the-art service centers conveniently located in Melbourne and Auckland, we are leading specialists in veterinary ultrasound equipment in Australasia. Founded on exceptional customer service, innovation, and continuing education, we are proud to provide high-quality ultrasound systems to the veterinary community whether in production animal, equine or small animal practice.

With our team of highly qualified and experienced Service Engineers, Sales Specialists, and Veterinarians, we know the industry and how to find and tailor a solution to all your ultrasound needs specifically for your business. With our collective experience, you can rest assured that you will be dealing with the most knowledgeable people to offer you the best advice.

For more information on BCF Ultrasound click here to visit their website.

The Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. BI believe in a future in which no animal suffers from a preventable disease. It is a world in which the best way to ensure an animal’s wellbeing is to prevent it from becoming unwell in the first place. BI’s approach is to provide advanced, preventative animal healthcare, and to continue practicing excellence, innovation and value in the discovery of new medicines.

For more information on Boehringer Ingelheim, please click here to visit their website.

Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre (BVSC) is a purpose built, state of the art veterinary facility providing outstanding modern medical and surgical equipment. It is a place where clients will find veterinary professionals dedicated to animal health and the wellbeing of the pet and the owner.

BVSC’s innovative facility includes three sterile surgical suites, a high energy radiation therapy linear accelerator with a three dimensional treatment planner, a large fully equipped intensive care unit with modern patient ventilators, a CT scanner, access to MRI, a computerized radiography suite, ultrasonography, endoscopy and arthroscopy equipment, an in-house automated laboratory, a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, two I-131 treatments for hyperthyroid in cats and much more.

For more information on Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre, please click here to visit their website.

Driven to innovate and with a proven record of double-digit growth, Ceva is one of the fastest growing top 10 animal healthcare companies. Their vision reaches far beyond animal health and welfare. The health of animals, people and the planet are inextricably linked. The world needs a holistic approach to health, that understands that, by protecting the health of animals and our environment, we protect our own health and future.

For more information on Ceva, please click here to visit their website.

Crampton Consulting Group has over sixteen years experience solely servicing the Australasian veterinary industry. With over 240 years of experience in our team, our aim is to work with you and your practice to develop solutions that work for you, not everyone else. The benefits of engaging a CCG Business Consultant, Coach or Trainer are:

  • Improves your bottom line
  • Reduces your running costs
  • Encourages the practice environment to be positive, co-operative and productive
  • Improves communication skills for the practice and staff
  • Greater responsibility and professional recognition for you and your team
  • Professional and personal development
  • Enhanced motivation and job satisfaction amongst your team
  • Implements people management systems (to do less managing)
  • Delivers savings in time, energy and money for you
  • Contributes to the total ‘wellness’ of your people thus making you an employer of choice

For more information on Crampton Consulting, please click here to visit their website.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is dedicated to helping pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and healthcare. Their unrivaled devotion to healthy, happy pets drives everything they do. Hill’s have an extensive range of life stage and prescription foods.

For more information on Hill’s Pet Nutrition, please click here to visit their website.

iM3 is a family owned veterinary Dental Company established in Sydney Australia over 28 years ago. In that time, iM3 has grown to become a leading veterinary dental company setting the standard in product innovation, industry firsts and continuing education. iM3 prides itself on providing the best possible after sales and customer technical support in the industry. Their dental only focus and the fact that iM3 manufacturers its own dental machines at their three locations means you are dealing with knowledgeable and experienced people who can offer you sound advice. You can have confidence knowing that leading dental specialist worldwide use and recommend iM3 products.

For more information on iM3, please click here to visit their website.

IDEXX Small Animal Health provides diagnostic products and services to veterinary practices, including state-of-the-art pet-side tests and bench-top laboratory systems, and more.

For more information on IDEXX, please click here to visit their website.

MedicalPlus: The leader in Veterinary imaging equipment since 1993, Medical Plus takes pride in being Australia’s number one supplier of veterinary machines.

MedicalPlus imports the latest diagnostic imaging technology to make veterinary care and diagnosis a simpler process for vets across the country, including a range including Ultrasound, X-ray, CT, and MRI to cover all imaging needs and ongoing support and service. The requirements of a small suburban veterinary clinic differ greatly from a large farm’s needs; MedicalPlus is committed to providing the most accurate and easy-to-use machines to allow veterinary professionals to deliver the highest standards of care.

MSD Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services. MSD offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, spanning products to prevent, treat, and control disease in all major farm and companion animal species. 

In order to help veterinarians identify high quality continuing profession development (CPD), the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has, in consultation with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ), recently developed a new accreditation “tick” for CPD courses.

By choosing an NZVA accredited course veterinarians can be confident that the it meets the required standards for CPD as determined by VCNZ guidelines.

For more information on NZVA Accredited CPD, please click here to visit their website.

The New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association was set up in 1992 to promote the profession of veterinary nursing in New Zealand. Having grown from small beginnings, the Association now has over 1200 members in practices throughout the country and a number of overseas members, all of whom regularly are kept in touch with veterinary nursing issues through our online newsletters, quarterly journal and an annual conference and regional meetings.

For more information on NZVNA, please click here to visit their websites.

Provet’s vision has always been to be more than just a Veterinary distributor, they partner with their clients providing added value to help them build better businesses. Provet offer an extensive selection of Veterinary products at highly competitive prices including the Henry Schein Brand range of products. The vale-added business solutions and outstanding customer service are what continue to differentiate them.

For more information on Provet, please click here to visit their website.

At Royal Canin, they make the most precise and effective nutrition for cats and dogs based on breed, size, age, lifestyle, weight, gender, digestion, their genetic makeup and to address other specific needs. To do this, they have accumulated vast knowledge about cats and dogs that only extensive observation and tireless dialogue with pet professionals, breeders, veterinarians and owners can provide. But even that isn’t enough. In order to create health nutrition that makes a difference for cats and dogs, they maintain constant respect for their fundamental animal nature and unique nutritional needs. At all times and in all ways, cats and dogs are at the centre of everything they do.

For more information on Royal Canin, please click here to visit their website.

VetQuip is a veterinary distributor that specialises in supplying their customers with an extensive range of veterinary products from Anaesthesia, Monitoring, Lighting Orthopaedic equipment and much more. With a comprehensive line of products from a range of leading manufacturers, it is no wonder that veterinarians trust Vetquip for the very best products and equipment for their practices.

For more information on VetQuip, please click here to visit their website.

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes a diverse portfolio of animal health medicines and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners they support.

For more information on Zoetis, please click here to visit their website.