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Judges Renewals

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Members may be aware the December membership renewals have now been issued in the form of an email reminder with a link to the new online membership portal.

Unlike previous years, Judges renewals will not be sent out by post. The new online system is being set up to allow this process to progress and under instruction we have been directed not to issue any paper renewals at this time.

We remind all judges that we will not be removing anyone from the Judges list and will allow sufficient time for all judges to renew their licences.

Any further updates will be sent out via the DV App and posted on our Website Noticeboard.

We thank our members for their patience during this time of change so that we may better serve you and be able to grow and adapt for the future.

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.

Magazine Front Cover Opportunities

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Showcase your canine companion with YOUR member community.

Contact Kestrel on or call 9788 2505.


Take a Seat

Friday, 1 November 2019

This weekend Dogs Victoria Facilities Committee - Bulla are proud to unveil two new benches at the edge of the Group Four/General Specials ring for the upcoming show weekend.

These benches have been proudly sponsored by 'The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Club of Victoria Inc.'

On behalf of all Dogs Victoria members, Bulla Facilities Committee wishes to thank the club for their generosity.  These benches take pride of place at our northern show ground and will provide significant amenity for all visitors well into the future.

Peter Frost
DV Facilities Committee – Bulla

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