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Find out more about social events at the 2022 AVA Annual Conference.

Welcome Reception and Exhibition Opening

Sunday 22 May 2022, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Exhibition Hall

Pick up your conference bag early and join us over drinks and canapes for the welcome reception and exhibition opening.   Registration opens at 3.00pm.

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests

AVA member/student/new graduates:  $75

Non-member:   $150

Happy Hours

Monday 23 May 2022 

6.00pm-7.00pm Exhibition Hall

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests

Additional tickets:   $75 per night

Kindly sponsored by Greencross Vets 

Happy Hour

Tuesday 24 May

6.00pm-7.00pm Exhibition Hall

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests

Additional tickets:   $75 per night

Happy Hour

Wednesday 25 May

6.00pm - 7.00pm Exhibition Hall

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests

Additional tickets:   $75 per night

Join us for morning Yoga.   Limited capacity so register early.

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Research shows that yoga and meditation reduce stress, increase focus, and revitalize the senses.  So, start your day with a Yoga Session.

Inclusive for registered delegates. Numbers are limited.

Morning Yoga – Tuesday – 6.45am-7.30am

Kindly sponsored by Vetoquinol

Morning Yoga – Wednesday – 6.45am-7.30am

Kindly sponsored by Petsure's GoWell

Morning Yoga – Thursday – 6.45am-7.30am 

Kindly sponsored by Petsure's GoWell

Monday 23 May 2022

JCU Veterinary Science Alumni Reception

Monday 23 May 2022, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Broadbeach Tavern, Oasis Shopping Centre, Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach

Join your host Professor Margaret Reilly, Academic Head of Veterinary Science, to catch up, swap tales and enjoy a drink with fellow JCU Veterinary Alumni in a social setting. Undergraduate, postgraduate and academic alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.

JCU Alumni:    $25

University of Queensland Alumni Reception

Monday 23 May 2022, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Panorama Room, Gold Coast Home of the Arts (HOTA), 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise 

Connect with other alumni of UOQ and meet up with current leadership of UOQ’s School of Veterinary Science over a light dinner.

UOQ Alumni :  $20

University of Sydney Alumni Cocktail Reception

Monday 23 May 2022, 7.00pm-10.00pm

Kurrawa Surf Club,  Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach

Please join your fellow University of Sydney alumni for drinks and canapes at the Kurrawa Surf Club - a short walk from the AVA Conference.

USYD Alumni:   Complimentary

Charles Sturt University Veterinary Science Alumni Reception

Monday 23 May 2022, 7.00pm-9.00pm

“The Fireplace” area @ Broadbeach Tavern, Oasis  Shopping Centre, Old Burleigh Rd Broadbeach

Charles Sturt Veterinary Science Alumni are invited to attend an evening to meet with fellow colleagues and friends. Charles Sturt undergraduate, postgraduate and academic colleagues are also welcome. 

CSU Alumni:   $25

VBG Meet and Greet Dinner

Monday 23 May 2022, 7.00pm-10.00pm

Miss Moneypenny’s (Rimini Room), 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Kindly sponsored by Medechat

Join friends and colleagues for a long overdue catchup; casual dinner and drinks included.

  • AVA Member:    $90

  • AVA SIG Member/Partner:            $75

  • AVA Student/New Graduate:       $55

  • Non-member:    $180

ASAV Dinner & Trivia Night

Monday 23 May 2022, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Central A, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Come join ASAV for the inaugural Trivia Night.  It promises to be one of the ‘not to be missed’ functions.  You will be challenged by Quiz Master David Neck  Food is included and there will be a cash bar.   

  • AVA Member: $85

  • AVA SIG Member/Partner: $70

  • AVA Student/New Graduate: $70

  • Non-member: $170

'Equine and Dine’

Kindly sponsored by Randlab 

Monday 23 May 2022, 7.30pm-9.30pm

The Conservatory, Star Casino

Please join us for a relaxing evening of collegiality and catching up with new and old friends.  Substantial finger food, not a sit down dinner.

  • AVA Member: $89

  • AVA SIG Member/Partner: $79

  • AVA Student/New Graduate: $39     

  • Non-member: $178

Tuesday 24 May 2022

AVI Dinner

Tuesday 24 May 2022, 7.00pm-10.00pm

Koi Dining and Lounge Bar, Surf Parade Broadbeach

  • AVA Member: $75

  • AVA SIG Member/Partner: $65

  • AVA Student/New Graduate: $55

  • Non-member: $150

ASAV Recent Graduate Dinner

Tuesday 24 May 2022, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Central A, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

A casual dinner for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 graduates to share stories from their first years in practice with members of the ASAV Executive Committee and their peers.

  • AVA Member: $120

  • AVA SIG Member/Partner: $105

  • AVA New Graduate: Complimentary

  • Non-member: $240

 Wednesday 25 May 2022

ACV and SCGV Dinner

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 7.00pm-10.30pm

Southport Yacht Club, 1 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach

Catch up with colleagues from all areas of the cattle, sheep, camelid & goat veterinary profession for a three course dinner, two free drinks included.

  • AVA Member:    $155

  • AVA SIG Member: $145 

  • AVA Student/New Graduate:       $115

  • Non-member:    $310

AVBIG Dinner

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Koi Dining, Under the Wave Resort, 93/89 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Come meet and enjoy dinner with colleagues from all areas of the profession with an interest in behaviour.  Food is included and it will be a cash bar.

  • AVA Member: $80

  • AVA SIG Member/Partner: $65

  • AVA Student/New Graduate: $65     

  • Non-member: $160

AVCB/AVPH/AVAWE/VERA Dinner

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 7.30pm-11.00pm

The Lucky Squire, 3 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach

Dinner included, drinks at own cost

  • AVA/ SIG Member/Partner: $49

  • AVA Student: $30

  • Non-member: $98

IVA Dinner

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 7.30pm-10.00pm

Cardamon Pod, 1/2685-2689 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

  • AVA Member: $48

  • AVA SIG Member/Partner: $45

  • AVA Student/New Graduate: $45     

  • Non-member: $96

Thursday 26 May 2022

AVA ‘Carnival’ Gala Dinner & Celebrating AVA Fellows Awards

Dress:   cocktail chic/black tie optional with a dash of carnival

Kindly sponsored by Guild Insurance

Thursday 26 May 2022, 7.00pm for 7.30pm-midnight

Arena, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

It’s time to party!

Join us and celebrate the profession, its members and Award Winners.

2 course dinner, drinks, music and fun.

  • Delegates and partners: $145

  • Non-delegates and non-members: $290

 

Register for the AVA Annual Conference

Join us at the 2022 AVA Annual Conference on 22-27 May 2022 @ Gold Coast Exhibition Centre.

2022 AVA Conference Handbook

Download the full Handbook for the AVA Annual Conference as a PDF.

Program in detail

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