Press release: ANZCVS initiates Membership in Veterinary Practice

The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) is pleased to announce the introduction of two new Membership Subjects: Membership in Veterinary Practice (Small Animal) and Membership in Veterinary Practice (Equine).

Membership of the ANZCVS is attained by examination and is the premiere benchmarking qualification for veterinarians throughout Australia and New Zealand. College Membership certifies a high level of competence and experience in a specific field. Attaining College Membership is a significant achievement that gives employers, clients and colleagues confidence in the quality of the Member’s veterinary practice.

College Membership is growing; over 340 candidates have registered for examinations in 2018 in fields as diverse as Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal Medicine, Medicine of Cats, Veterinary Radiology, Avian Health, Veterinary Behaviour, Epidemiology, Surgery of Horses, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Pharmacology and Medicine and Management of Laboratory Animals.

“The Membership in Veterinary Practice stream will be available in both the small animal and equine streams from 2019,” says ANZCVS Councillor and former College President Dr Philip Moses. “These qualifications will allow veterinary practitioners to demonstrate competence across the breadth of either small animal or equine general practice, rather than focussing on a specific field.”

“There is a demand for the ANZCVS to embrace veterinary practitioners who want to benchmark their skills and knowledge but not just in a certain field; Membership in Veterinary Practice allows this to happen.” The majority of ANZ College members have demonstrated enthusiastic support for the establishment of these new subjects.

To register your interest in either of these new subjects please contact the College Manager, Dr Mary Anne Hiscutt on or visit the College website Application for Membership in this category will close in November 2018 with the first examinations planned for June and July 2019. Alternately if you have any questions, please contact Dr Philip Moses –