The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) seeks to serve the veterinary profession and reward excellence.

College Membership signifies that a veterinarian has a high level of competence and experience in a specific field. 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.

The College is organised in Chapters with veterinary graduates with a special interest in a particular field of veterinary medicine. 

The objectives of the Veterinary Pharmacology Chapter are:

  • The advancement of the study and understanding of veterinary pharmacology so that the discipline can be applied more effectively for the welfare of animals and man. "Veterinary Pharmacology" embraces chemotherapy, product research and development, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, drug legislation, clinical pharmacology, toxicology and applied immunology.
  • The provision of advice on veterinary pharmacology to the College, other organisations and individual veterinarians and to act as a conduit for the exchange of knowledge between works in the field.
  • The support of continuing education and post-graduate training in veterinary pharmacology.
  • The encouragement and assistance of prospective members in their preparation for examination by the College.

The Chapter's activities include organising Scientific Meetings, encouraging publication of veterinary pharmacology articles, and conducting the Veterinary Pharmacology Study course for examination preparation by membership candidates.