VetEd talks – now in plenary format!

After the runaway success of the inaugural VetEd talks in 2018, the 2019 AVA VetEd Talks will be held during a plenary session on Wednesday, 8 May.

A team of shortlisted speakers each have an opportunity to present a 10-minute talk on an inspirational, thought-provoking or innovative topic with a positive perspective.

In 2018, we learned from colleagues about leadership in Antarctica, the threats and opportunities of artificial intelligence, the links between animal abuse and intimate partner violence, how practice ownership and parenthood don’t preclude championship pole-dancing, how experienced vets stay in the game, one vet’s masterplan to wipe parvovirus from the face of the Earth, and the devastating moment a practice owner realised he had no emotional intelligence. Dr Karen Teasdale took out both the judge’s and people’s choice awards for her moving presentation on her passion for facilitating a good death for her patients. There was laughter, there were tears, and there were audible gasps. You can view the 2018 talks here.

Hear from fellow AVA members about what they love about being a veterinarian, how they face the myriad challenges, and what drives them in their work and lives.

Come along, support your colleagues and vote for your favourite talk.