The Australian Veterinary Association has announced that its practice management special interest group, AVAPM, will be joining forces with the Australian Veterinary Business Association (AVBA) from 1 January 2017.
Amalgamation will create the Veterinary Business Group, a new body which will become part of the AVA, and will provide support to veterinary practice managers.
“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,” AVAPM President James Ramsden said.
“Both groups have been offering similar services such as conferences, workshops, webinars and online resources that are designed to help create successful veterinary businesses and successful veterinary leaders,”
“By joining forces, we’ll be able to reduce duplication, offer better value for money, and speak with a stronger and more influential voice through a larger, single membership base,” he said.
Members of both organisations will become members of the Veterinary Business Group as of January 1, 2017.
Membership will be open to veterinarians and non-veterinarians working within veterinary businesses.