Paraveterinary workers in Australia

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Veterinary nurses in Australia have a two tier hierarchy consisting of Qualified Veterinary Nurses who hold a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing and Diplomaed Veterinary Nurses who hold a diploma in veterinary nursing. Diplomaed Veterinary Nurses may apply for further training in a specific field to receive "Extended" qualifications.[1] Veterinary nurses exhibiting excellence in their field may be recognised jointly by the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) and the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) with the post-nominal letters AVN (Accredited Veterinary Nurse).[2]

There is also a newly created Bachelor of Applied Science, Veterinary Technology Extended major offered at the University of Queensland.[3]


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