About the College


The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) is a membership based, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to the pursuit of excellence in Veterinary Science through our Membership and Fellowship examination system. 

We are driven by the values of professionalism, ethical practice, collegiality, transparency, evidence-based practice, and fairness.

The College has a proud history spanning over 50 years of bringing together members of the Veterinary profession in a fraternity that is committed to:

  • Creating communities of practice
  • Maintaining powerful networks of like-minded professionals
  • Promoting and sharing cutting edge scientific research in veterinary practice
  • Promoting excellence through the highly regarded Membership and Fellowship qualifications.

We are proud to support in excess of 3000 professionals across Australia, New Zealand (and beyond) who collectively pursue the advancement of the veterinary profession.

Through its members the College shapes the standards of professional excellence within the veterinary profession.


ANZCVS is comprised of the following Chapters:


Animal Reproduction Radiology
Animal Welfare Small Animal Medicine
Aquatic Animal Health Small Ruminant
Avian Health Surgery
Cattle Unusual Pets
Dermatology Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Behaviour
Epidemiology Veterinary Dentistry
Equine Veterinary Oncology
Feline Veterinary Pharmacology
Medicine and Management of Laboratory Animals Veterinary Practice Small Animal
Ophthalmology Veterinary Public Health
Pathobiology Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pig Health and Production Zoo and Wildlife Medicine