The Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Chapter aims to foster interest amongst veterinarians and promote excellence in the science and art of veterinary science as it relates specifically to Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for both canine and equine patients. This goal will be met by working within the College to provide an examination process that allows recognition of further study in this field.

The objectives of our newly established chapter are:

a) To further the professional education and training of veterinarians with a special interest in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation; by providing continuing education programs in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and by developing and overseeing the training, mentorship, examination and certification of veterinarians as qualified Australian Specialists in either canine or equine Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

b) To encourage research in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation;

c) To facilitate the exchange of knowledge between veterinarians with a special interest in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation by providing a forum for discussion, regular conference streams, and disseminating relevant information regularly in a newsletter format;

d) To encourage exchange of knowledge with and collaborative work with other scientists working both within the field of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and other related fields;

e) To encourage publications in the sphere of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and dissemination of this information;

f) To acquire, maintain, employ and dispose of such real and personal property and to organise such services as will further the above aims.