Dr Alistair Webb has been announced as the new Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) President following the resignation of Dr Bronwyn Orr.

Dr Webb is the principal of Rangeside Veterinarians and has been actively involved in the AVA for over 25 years, first becoming a student member while studying veterinary science at the University of Queensland.

Dr Webb said it is an absolute honour to be elected to President of the AVA.

“I am totally committed to advancing the Association and the veterinary profession. There are many wonderful AVA projects that are being developed, such as the THRIVE Wellness Initiative and AVA Chartered Veterinary Practitioner (CVP) accreditation program, and I am passionate about ensuring they become embedded in the DNA of the Association.

“My aspiration is to lead and set the tone for the association by following three simple virtues – effective communication, encouraging collaboration and behaving with civility.”

Dr Webb has served at Brand, Division, and Special Interest Group levels, and was previously the President of Australian Small Animal Veterinarians.

He is also a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Feline Medicine and was Deputy Chair of the University of Southern Queensland Animal Ethics Committee for over a decade.

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