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AVAPM and AVBA are joining forces - Press release

Posted in Our Community @ Oct 7th 2016 - By Judy Gillespie
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The AVA practice management special interest group (AVAPM) and the Australian Veterinary Business Association (AVBA) have announced they will be amalgamating as of the 1st January 2017.

Sad news... Well it is for me as I was part of the team that launched the AVBA and I think it was a great association so it's sad to think it's ending. The AVBA was created to meet a need that existed in the veterinary industry - a need I think still exists today. 

The amalgamation of the AVAPM and the AVBA will create 'The Veterinary Business Group' a new entity that will exist within the AVA. Interestingly this new group will have a different governance structure from the existing special interest groups and divisions. 

"This move is an exciting opportunity to innovate, to develop leadership skills in veterinary businesses, and to foster a strong, successful veterinary services industry well into the future,” said AVAPM President, Dr James Ramsden.

According to the Press Release, members of both organisations will become members of the Veterinary Business Group and membership will be open to veterinarians and non-veterinarians.

All those that worked so hard to build the AVBA from the beginning should be congratulated.

The past and current management and administration team, and the Board Members from the very beginning all contributed many hours away from their own families and businesses to build an Association that aimed to support everyone who owned or managed a veterinary business.   

With endings comes a new beginning ....

So I wish the new 'The Veterinary Business Group' all the best and I look forward to finding out more!

You can read the AVA Press Release here.


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