VDA Australia - Protecting Veterinarians in Australia since 2006

     The VDA is the ONLY professional defence organisation in Australia!

  • The VDA is a non-commercial association of veterinarians, managed by a panel of twelve veterinarians.

  • When you become a member, the VDA will protect YOUR integrity and reputation.

  • The VDA looks after the concerns of animal owners, who benefit by receiving carefully considered explanations where adverse incidents occur and compensation where appropriate.


VDA Australia headquarters are situated in Gosford, NSW. 24/7 Helpline: 02 8355 9900

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VDA membership offers everything that the mere insurance companies endorsed by the national veterinary association offer PLUS MORE, including:

  • Access to Low-Cost High Quality Malpractice Insurance - contact us for details!
  • Management of incidents, events and disputes as they arise in day-to-day practice.
  • Advice and guidance provided by dedicated, specially-trained, experienced veterinarians.
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution with owners and compensation for owners when the veterinarian failed to meet minimum professional standards.
  • Management of the defence of complaints and claims from the time they arise until concluded, ensuring that you are in the best position to defend yourself.
  • Assistance with composing certificates, reports and responses.
  • Preventive measures in the form of consent forms, model certificates, record keeping, Bulletins dealing with best defensive practice and Notices of issues of direct and immediate importance to members.
  • A weekly newsletter (Barks ‘n Bytes) in which actual cases defended by the VDA are discussed and analysed.

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