Annual Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 AVA Annual Conference held in Perth from 25-30 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

View and download the 2014 photos.  Scroll through the gallery, to see the photographs in a larger format click on the image then hit next to view more images.  To download a HIGH RES digital file to your desktop click on the down arrow above/below the photograph.  The image will download to your desktop.  These images are suitable for printing.



Also check out Anne Jackson Photography for more images. If prompted, enter this password: AVAConf 2014

We look forward to seeing you in 2015 at the  AVA and NZVA Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference, 24-29 May at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.   

The AVA conference website will be updated in October and registrations open in January 2015.






About the conference

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Annual Conference is the leading continuing professional development event for the Australian veterinary profession. The four-day scientific program is supported by the largest veterinary trade display in the country, and each year it attracts the biggest gathering of veterinary professionals in Australia.

The Conference is held in May each year. The extensive social program includes a Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, special interest group functions and happy hours. The conference is also the home of the AVA’s Annual General Meeting.

The AVA Annual Conference offers delegates the opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, update their skills across the full range of veterinary activities and visit a comprehensive industry exhibition with displays of the latest equipment and technology.

2014 Theme

What does “What’s Best Practice?” really mean?

How do we continue to provide excellence in animal care and welfare, ensure our business thrives, our employees remain engaged and inspired by their work, and our clients satisfied?
Is “Best Practice” simply about applying the latest in research and development and cutting edge science to your workplace? Or is it about job satisfaction and a manageable life-work balance? What is “Best Practice” when it comes to dealing with our growing pool of young veterinary graduates? How can we best combine our passion for caring for animals with modern economic pressures of the modern world? How do we care for our own environment and open our eyes and resources to problems outside our shores, in a feasible manner without compromising the quality or standard of veterinary care we provide to those that need us?
This Conference we invite you to perhaps reconsider the benchmark, the gold standard, and the boundaries that you work within. The 2014 AVA conference will allow us to explore and debate some of the practical and theoretical dilemmas of defining and understanding what really is “Best Practice” in our professional lives.  


You can find the proceedings of the last five annual conferences on the Vet Ed library.  

Future conferences

2015 - 24-29 May - AVA and NZVA Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference - Brisbane

Cairns 2013

Please enjoy the pictures from Cairns 2013.  The password is AVA2013



Canberra 2012

Please enjoy the pictures from the 2012 AVA Annual Conference in Canberra.

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