Weather Updates
Monday, December 9, 2019

Instructions for new membership portal

Friday, 6 December 2019

To support members with the launch of Dogs Victoria’s online membership portal, we provide the following link which explains the steps to go through to sign-up

This new online system will give members the freedom and flexibility to manage their membership details at any time and will provide further choices as we rollout more system options.

Please note only the December membership renewals are live on the new system at present. Remaining members will be notified to renew their membership via email as their renewal date comes around.

We trust the self help link assists you as we work together through this transition process.

Dogs Victoria goes Digital

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Following recent notifications informing our members of the introduction of an online system, we are pleased to announce that Dogs Victoria is now live with this new service.

Many of you may have already received renewal notifications via email which replace the paper renewal forms previously posted out to members.

Further information will be provided shortly to all members as a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document which will be communicated via this App which and also made available on our website.

In addition, our Finance Team are currently transitioning to the new accounting system, Xero. Members are advised there may be an initial delay in processing times whilst we move to this new system which in the long term will create a more streamlined process.

We’re excited to say goodbye to our processing ways and welcome a more efficient system that saves time for both you and us.

Thank you for your continued support.

Change to VCA Regulation - Digital Signatures

Friday, 29 November 2019

The VCA Regulations have been amended effective 15 December 2019.

The change is to regulation 3.3.10 Digital Signatures.

That Regulation 3.3.10 Digital Signatures which currently reads:-

3.3.10   Digital Signatures
­(15/11/11)  Unless Management Committee determines otherwise, digital signatures are acceptable for VCA documentation except for:          Membership application forms;          Transfer of ownership of ANKC registered dogs;          Declarations, statements and complaint forms;          Contracts involving Syndicated Dog, or where the contracts require the application of original signatures.

Be amended to read

3.3.10   Digital Signatures
­(15/11/11)            Unless Management Committee determines otherwise, digital signatures are acceptable for VCA documentation.

Dr Roger Lavelle Seminar cancelled

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Dogs Victoria regretfully advises that the ANKC CHEDS & ORCHID seminar planned for this Monday 2 December at KCC Park has been cancelled due Dr Roger Lavelle being unwell.

This seminar will be rescheduled in 2020 and a new date will be communicated via the normal channels in the New Year.

We wish Dr Lavelle a speedy recovery and apologise for any inconvenience to our members.

CATALOGUE -Dogs Victoria Open Obedience and Rally Obedience Trial - Tuesday, 26th November 2019

Monday, 25 November 2019

To the competitors of the Dogs Victoria Obedience and Rally O Trials at KCC Park tomorrow Tuesday 26 November, please click here to download the catalogue. 


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

In the last week Ringwood Vet Hospital has had a confirmed diagnosis of Leptospira interrogans serovar Copenhageni in a dog living local to the Maroondah area. Although he and his family fought hard, sadly the dog was extremely unwell due to both liver and kidney failure and unable to be saved.

We do not know of other confirmed cases in Eastern Melbourne, however, it is possible that the disease is being seen but not confirmed.

Leptospirosis can cause severe illness in people, can be lethal in dogs and cats and infect many different mammals.
  Because of the severity of disease this bacteria causes, as well as its ability to spread between people and animals, all cases must be reported to the Department of Agriculture immediately.

This bacteria is more commonly seen in the humid conditions of Northern Queensland, and quite rarely seen in the southern states. However, in the past few months, there has been a spike of cases confirmed in central Sydney and now the Bayswater and Maroondah area.

A brief infographic has been created to help you reduce the risk of exposure to your beloved pet - view it here.  Our thanks to Ringwood Vet for producing this document and sharing this information.

Judges Renewals

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

We wish to advise all our judges that their 2020 renewals will not be mailed out by post this year due to the introduction of a new online system.

The new service will be convenient, secure and will offer faster and more predictable turnaround times.  The initiative is part a larger strategic plan to modernise systems and controls which will bring further benefits to Dogs Victoria members moving forward.

Judges renewals should land in members’ inboxes in the coming weeks.
We thank you for your continued support of Dogs Victoria.

Upcoming Disruptions - Thompsons Road Upgrade

Friday, 15 November 2019

We have received a notification from the Major Road Projects Team for the Thompsons Road Upgrade.

Take the time to read the update here to stay informed and allow for delays if visiting KCC Park and surrounding areas.  You can also view the latest disruptions on Victoria’s Big Build here 

Statement from Australian Veterinary Association

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

We encourage you to read this from AVA and stay informed.

Click here to read more.

Member Survey - Domestic Animals Act & Planning Laws

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Dogs Victoria Legislation Committee invites all members to take this short survey at their earliest convenience.  Findings from this survey will enable the Legislation Committee to develop a case study to be presented to the Minister around member issues involving the Domestic Animals Act and Planning Laws.

This survey closes on 22 November 2019.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Click here to start the survey.

Hot off the Press

~ Pure Doggy Delight ~

Head to KCC Park (State Dog Centre), 655 Westernport Hwy, Skye on Sunday 8 December 2019 for our BIG DAY OUT FOR DOGS. The fun starts from 10.30am and entry is FREE.

Still not convinced? Watch the video here from our esteemed Dogs Victoria Patron, Mr Peter Hitchener to tell you more about our annual Open Day event.

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