Meet, mingle & connect with your peers

It's not all world-class presentations at the 2020 AVA Annual Conference. There will also be daily events to keep you connected with your peers from around the country and abroad. From dinners, to catch-ups, outdoor activities and more, you'll find something that suits your interest and schedule. 

 

Sunday 10 May 2020

3.30pm | Location TBA

All welcome to start the week with connection and reflection.

No cost – attendance free

6.00pm-8.00pm | Exhibition Hall

Kindly sponsored by MIMS

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/students/new graduates: $75
  • Non-member: $150

8.00pm-10.30pm | Valentino’s, 29a Victoria Ave, Broadbeach

First time at the AVA conference or interested in making new friends? Join us after the welcome reception for a great night of quiz fun, pasta and drinks.

2 courses including drinks.

Cost: $70


 

 

Monday 11 May 2020

Monday 11 May 2020 – Wednesday 14 May 2020 | Exhibition Hall

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests.

Additional tickets: $75 per night

7.00pm-9.00pm | Room 3, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Head of the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science, Professor Nigel Perkins will host a cocktail party and warmly invites alumni and current veterinary students to enjoy canapes and drinks.

Canapes and drinks included

Cost: $20 (Alumni)

7.00pm | Koi Dining and Lounge Bar, 89 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

The newly established Roseworthy Veterinary Alumni Network invites you to join Professor Wayne Hein, Head of School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Dean of Roseworthy, staff and fellow alumni for a casual drink.

Cost: Complimentary (Alumni)

7.00pm-9.00pm | Beachside Pavilion, Shop 46, Victoria Ave, Broadbeach

Join fellow JCU Veterinary Alumni to catch up, swap tales and enjoy a drink with friends. Undergraduate, postgraduate and academic alumni are welcome to attend. (Cocktail and light canapes included).

Cost: $25 (Alumni)

7.00pm-9.30pm | Kurrawa Surf Club, Beachside, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science warmly invites alumni to their annual cocktail function. Hear from the Dean of Veterinary Science Professor Frazer Allan as you enjoy canapes and drinks. For further details please contact Kristian or Miranda at alumni.vetsci@sydney.edu.au.

Cost: Complimentary (Alumni)

7.00pm-9.00pm | Mecca Bah, 30 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach

Hosted by the Principal of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Cost: $20 (Alumni)

7.00pm-9.00pm | “The Fireplace” area @ Broadbeach Tavern, Oasis Shopping Centre, Old Burleigh Rd Broadbeach

Hosted by Head of School, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

Cost: $20 (Alumni)

7.00pm-9.00pm | Sofitel Gold Coast, 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Please join Professor Jon Huxley, Head of School of Veterinary Sciences and Associate and Professor Kate Hill Director of Master of Veterinary Medicine for a chance to catch up, hear about latest developments at the Vet School and enjoy an informal cocktail reception.

Cost: Complimentary (Alumni)

The Loose Moose, Oasis Shopping Centre, 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Come join ASAV for the inaugural Trivia Night. It promises to be one of the “not to be missed” functions.

Food is included, and it will be a Cash Bar. You will be challenged by Quiz Master David Neck

Costs:

  • AVA member/partners/guests: $69
  • Non-members: $138

7.30pm-9.30pm | Level 12, The Terrace at The Island, 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Kindly supported by Randlab

EVA is teaming up with AVA’s Veterinary Business Group (VBG).

Please join us for a relaxing evening of collegiality and catching up with old friends and new. All drinks and substantial finger food. Not a sit-down dinner.

Costs

  • AVA member: $69
  • Group members/Partner/Guest: $49
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $29
  • Non-member: $138

 

 

Tuesday 12 May 2020

7.30pm-10.30pm | Cucina Vivo, The Star Gold Coast

Kindly sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition

A casual dinner for 2017-2019 graduates to share stories from their first years in practice with members of the ASAV Executive Committee and their peers.

Costs

  • AVA member: $130
  • Group member: $50
  • Group partner/Guest: $130
  • AVA student/new graduate member: Complimentary
  • Non-member: $260

7.30pm | Hideaway Kitchen and Bar, 2657 Gold Coast Highway, BROADBEACH

Join friends and colleagues for a relaxed evening at the Hideaway Kitchen and Bar, a 9 minute stroll from the convention centre. Drinks purchased separately.

Costs:

  • AVA member: $40
  • Group member/partner/guest: $30
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $30
  • Non-member: $80

 

 

Wednesday 13 May 2020

7.30pm-9.00pm | Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Kindly supported by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions, and Sparkline.



Enjoy a relaxing evening of beautiful music, provided by our very own Veterinary Orchestra.

Costs

  • AVA member/partner/guest: $19
  • Non-member: $38

7.30pm | Hideaway Kitchen and Bar 2657 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

Come and mingle with colleagues whilst feasting on Asian street food. Drinks can be purchased separately.

Costs

  • AVA member: $75
  • Group member/partner/guest: $58
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $50
  • Non-member: $150

7.00pm-9.00pm | Cardamom Pod Vegetarian, 2685 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

Spend a relaxed, congenial evening feasting on a fine vegetarian banquet. Includes non-alcoholic beverages and dessert.

Costs

  • AVA member: $49
  • SIG member/partner/guest: $45
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $45
  • Non-member: $98

8.00pm-10.30pm | Gemelli Italian, 2/2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

Join colleagues with an interest in animal welfare and ethics for a relaxed fine dining experience with a guest speaker and drinks included.

Costs

  • AVA member/group member/partner/guest: $75
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $65
  • Non-member: $150

7.30pm-10.30pm | Koi Dining & Lounge Bar, Under the wave resort, 93/89 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Meet colleagues from all areas of the profession with an interest in behaviour.

Costs

  • AVA member: $75
  • Group member/partner/guest: $60
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $60
  • Non-member: $150

7.00pm-10.00pm | Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, 2657 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

Catch up with Industry colleagues over a banquet dinner with drinks included.

Costs

  • AVA member: $80
  • Group member/partner/guest: $70
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $70
  • Non-member: $160

 

 

Thursday 14 May 2020

7.00pm-midnight | Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Kindly supported by Guild Insurance

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

2 course dinner, drinks, music and fun.

Costs

    • Delegates and partners: $145
    • Non-delegates, non-members: $290

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