AAVAC is a Not-For-Profit independent association of avian veterinarians in Australia and New Zealand, linked to the Association of Avian Veterinarians in America (AAV). At a meeting of veterinarians interested in Caged and Aviary Bird Medicine and Surgery held on 30 April 1989, it was decided to form an Australian Avian Veterinary Association, and to investigate affiliation with AAV.
In January 1990, the ‘Association of Avian Veterinarians, Australian Committee’ was formed. In 2008, the name was changed to ‘AAV Australasian Committee’, to incorporate New Zealand, and in October 2013 to AAVAC Ltd. Members include veterinarians from private practice, government, zoos, universities, and industry, as well as veterinary undergraduates.
Mission Statement: AAVAC is an international professional organization of veterinary practitioners advancing and promoting avian medicine, stewardship, and conservation through education of its members, the veterinary community and those they serve.
Slogan: “Advancing and Promoting Avian Medicine and Stewardship.”
Purpose: Education of veterinary practitioners with an interest in avian medicine, and of bird owners in the care of their charges.
The Board is appointed by member vote, and the Directors choose the chairperson. The Board is responsible for management of the AAVAC as stated in the constitution, section 12, as this applies to all AAVAC activities aimed at meeting the company’s goal of promoting and advancing avian medicine and stewardship.