The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS, College) was established in 1971 and is a non-profit organisation certifying veterinarians who demonstrate a high level of interest and competence in a given area of veterinary science. The College seeks to serve the veterinary profession and reward excellence.

Membership of the College is an official recognition of a veterinarian’s knowledge and experience in a designated field of veterinary science. To become a member of the College a candidate must have at least three and a half years post-graduate experience as a veterinarian and have successfully completed both written and oral/practical examinations in one of the diverse range of subjects on offer.

College Fellowship is associated with scholarly and technical excellence in a particular subject. Standards required for training and examination in Fellowship subjects meet or exceed the prerequisites for registration as a Veterinary Specialist in Australia and/or New Zealand.

About Vet Science Week




Vet Science Week is a major veterinary conference in Australia and New Zealand. The event is one of the most coveted veterinary conferences in the Southern Hemisphere, historically attracting over 1000 delegates from around the world.

College Vet Science Week is your must-do conference experience. You can hear the latest from global experts on surgery, epidemiology, cattle medicine & herd health, to the emerging research streams from residents & academics, bringing you the innovative and emergent work in your field. Vet Science Week encourages & supports early career researchers, such as those undertaking internships or residency training programs.

Participating Chapters in Vet Science Week 2024

Animal Welfare; Aquatic Animal Health; Cattle; Emergency & Critical Care; Epidemiology; Feline; Medicine and Management of Laboratory Animals; Ophthalmology; Pathobiology; Radiology; Small Animal Medicine; Surgery; Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia; Veterinary Behaviour; Veterinary Dentistry; Veterinary Oncology; Veterinary Practice Small Animal; Veterinary Public Health Chapter; Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Chapter; Zoo and Wildlife.

*Participating Chapters are subject to change.