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AVA welcomes new President

Dr Julia Crawford has become national President of the AVA, after serving four years on the Board. She has a passion for communicating, interacting and exchanging skills and information.

Dr Crawford is looking forward to leading the AVA as it continues to advocate for the health and welfare of Australia’s animal industries.

Dr Crawford said it was an honour and privilege to be elected President of the AVA.

“We have come so far as a profession and association and are in times of rapid social and environmental change. As we approach our centenary, we look forward to promoting and advancing veterinary science in Australia and growing our wonderfully engaged and collegial veterinary community.

The role that veterinary science plays is crucial and it’s important that the AVA anticipates the future needs of the profession.

“It’s also a pleasure to chair a Board of such skilled and passionately engaged directors, who are committed to the success of the profession,” said Dr Crawford.

“I’d like to thank the AVA’s immediate past-president Dr Paula Parker for her inspirational leadership, particularly her strong governance and communication skills. The passion and the skillset she has brought to the AVA will stand us in good stead for years to come. Dr Parker will remain on the Board for another two years.

“We sadly farewelled Drs Chris Reardon and Malcolm McLennan, who both served on the Board for many years. Their wisdom, generosity and sense of humour will be sorely missed.

“We also look forward to working with new Board directors, Drs Bronwyn Orr and Nick Sangster, plus officially welcoming Drs Warwick Vale and David Petersen.”

Taken from Australian Veterinary Association Media Release 17 May 2019. 

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