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Our Society

We are the leading society for the Australian Veterinary Pathology profession.  Our purpose is to promote the practice of veterinary pathology in improving animal and human health.  We help pathologists develop their skills and further their careers by providing access to high calibre professional development and member resources.  Our independent non-profit association was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of our profession by:

  1. encouraging the provision of high-quality diagnostic and investigative veterinary pathology services, both anatomical and clinical;
  2. ensuring adequate training opportunities in veterinary pathology
  3. providing continuing professional development and assessment of competency in veterinary pathology;
  4. facilitating communication between veterinary pathologists in government, university and private pathology laboratories
  5. representing the interests of veterinary pathologists to government and industry bodies

Our strategic plan calls for continued work in the areas of membership support, professional development, advocacy and organisational excellence.

Become a member

The Executive Team

PRESIDENT     DR. PATRICK SHEARER
SECRETARY
    DR. CELIA HOOPER
 TREASURER     DR. PHILIPPA McLAREN
COMMITTEE MEMBER
    DR. JEMMA BERGFELD
COMMITTEE MEMBER
    DR. REBEKAH LIFFMAN
SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
    DR. HANNAH BENDER
DAVIS THOMPSON FOUNDATION
    DR. TONY ROSS

Advocacy

We advocate by uniting members within Australia to work on the most important issues facing the profession.


We initiate and manage issues with governmental and non-governmental agencies, presenting industry positions and preparing supporting documentation on key issues.