The chair of Veterinarians for Climate Action (VfCA), Dr Jeannet Kessels, today congratulated the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) for its new policy on climate change and animal health, including welfare, production and biosecurity. ‘VfCA comprises more than 1500 members, mainly vets and vet nurses, from across Australia’, she said. ‘We work to communicate the urgency of climate change and its effects on pets, livestock and wildlife. We act as a voice for the animals we all love and need, who cannot speak for themselves. We welcome the new AVA policy on climate change’.