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Australian Cattle Council : Yearbook 2008
page 79 C aTTL e COUNCIL OF a USTR a LI a Y ea RBOOK 2008 australian Cattle vets The aCv (formerly known as australian association of Cattle veterinarians) is a special interest group of the australian veterinary association (ava) Ltd. The Cattle vets comprise vets with a strong professional interest in cattle. The Cattle vets are one of the largest special interest groups of the ava, with approximately 900 members across australia. Members comprise veterinarians from private practice, vets employed by government departments of agriculture and the quarantine service, university, agricultural and veterinary consultants, and those employed by chemical companies. veterinary students are also encouraged to participate. Considerable membership numbers, the varied nature of practice and industry representation across the country make the Cattle vets are a significant movement within the cattle industry. The aCv is managed by an annually elected executive committee of 9 members including a president, vice president, president-elect, secretary/treasurer, journal editor, ava board member and policy Councillor. There are additional executive committee members, state representatives and subcommittees. administration is conducted from a central office based at eight Mile plains in Brisbane, Queensland which is shared with the sheep (aSv) and animal reproduction (aeTS) special interest groups. Specific subcommittee’s within the Cattle vets are formed when required, to handle ongoing or specific issues and provide detailed advice to the executive when the need arises. The current subcommittees include Intensive production and Welfare (incorporating Feedlot and Dairy cattle and Live exports), National Cattle pregnancy Diagnosis Scheme, Bull Fertility Scheme, Sponsorship, Conference, and a the new Rural practice subcommittee. The major objectives of the Cattle vets are 1. To provide specific advice to and represent the ava on all cattle related issues. 2. provide advice to industry, ava and Cattle vets members on cattle welfare issues. 3. provide benefits to its members that encourage and support the cattle component of their professional workload. 4. encourage and assist undergraduate veterinary education across australia, and support in the attainment of competency standards. 5. Liaise with peak industry bodies- Cattle Council of australia (with whom we have associate membership), aMaC, Dairy australia, MLa and other industry bodies. 6. promote the services that cattle veterinarians can offer to the cattle industries, through representation to and liaison with, producer associations and the rural press.