Media Releases



26 April 2024

Veterinarians are essential workers

The continued spread of High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (HPAI) through domestic poultry and wild bird populations around the world, coupled with the recent transmission from […]

17 April 2024

Animal Medicines Australia welcomes Government’s initial response to APVMA Rapid Evaluation

Today, Animal Medicines Australia welcomes the Government’s release of its initial response to the Rapid Evaluation into the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. The Evaluation includes recommendations to the Minister in response to the Clayton Utz Strategic Review Report outlining governance and management failures at the APVMA.

16 November 2022

More than two-thirds of Australian households now own a pet.

69% of households across metropolitan, regional and remote Australia are now home to one or more pets. An estimated 28.7 million pets are now calling […]

14 September 2022

Australia’s animal health sector is committed to the global effort to achieve a more sustainable future

Animal Medicines Australia’s Actions in Animal Health Sustainability report outlines the Australian animal health sector’s contribution to a sustainable future. Executive Director Ben Stapley said […]

22 June 2022

#DYK you can dispose of your veterinary medicines responsibly?

When it comes to discarding unused, unwanted or expired medicines, Australia is a nation of hoarders, according to a study from Griffith University. The 2018 […]

Rescue dog with vet
05 May 2022

Recognising and thanking Australia’s veterinarians on World Vet Day

Recognising and thanking Australia’s veterinarians on World Vet Day Australians need to be cognisant of the uniqueness of our native wildlife species, and the increasing […]

Pig looking at camera
21 March 2022

One Health Principles Protecting Human Health and Animal Health

The outbreak in Australia’s eastern states of Japanese Encephalitis, a zoonotic virus that is potentially fatal to humans, pigs and horses demonstrates the complex and […]

01 December 2021

Independent, scientific risk assessment essential to ongoing effectiveness of agvet chemical regulation

Government legislation amending the structure of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has passed in the Senate today with support from the Opposition. […]

17 November 2021

Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance

Animal Medicines Australia is urging all animal owners, farmers and veterinarians to redouble efforts to “spread awareness, stop resistance” during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 18-24 […]

25 October 2021

Meeting global climate challenges through healthy animals

As leaders descend on Glasgow in preparation for negotiations on measures necessary to address climate change, the animal health industry is helping Australia’s agriculture industry […]

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