Australian Veterinary Association
Prominent veterinarians who have been members of the Australian Veterinary Association include Professor J.D. Stewart (who was the first AVA President), Ian Clunies Ross (former head of the CSIRO), and parasitologist Hugh Gordon.
The AVA provides information resources, continuing education opportunities, publications, public education programs, and professional support.
Special interest groups have existed within the AVA since the early 1960s. These include groups dedicated to equine medicine, cattle, practice management, avian health, sheep, conservation and animal welfare. Some of the special interest groups publish their own peer reviewed journals.
The Australian Veterinary History Society is a division of the association 
Past and Current Presidents
- 2010- Dr Barry Smyth
- 2007-2010 Dr Mark Lawrie
- "The Australian Veterinary Association". Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- "Australasian Veterinary Medical Association.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 14 April 1883. p. 11. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- Australian Veterinary History Society (2002), Eminent Australian veterinarians, Australian Veterinary History Society, retrieved 19 May 2012
- "VETERINARY JOURNAL.". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 26 April 1925. p. 26. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- Australian Veterinary Association; Blackwell Publishing (1927), Australian veterinary journal, Australian Veterinary Association, ISSN 0005-0423
- Australian Veterinary History Society (2002), Milestones in Australian veterinary history, Australian Veterinary History Society, retrieved 19 May 2012