Students, recent graduates & mentors

AVA Student Member Volunteers

We have a great learning and development opportunity available to you as a volunteer at the 2019 AVA Annual Veterinary Conference, 5 - 10 May 2019 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

We have ten positions available with first preference given to our AVA student representatives from:

  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - University of Queensland
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - University of Melbourne
  • Faculty of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences - Murdoch University
  • School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences - Charles Sturt University
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - University of Sydney
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - University of Adelaide
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - James Cook University

Extra volunteer positions will be recruited from AVA student members.

About the conference

The AVA Annual Conference is the largest conference and exhibition in Australia covering all fields of veterinary science and is expected to attract over 800 delegates and 100 exhibiting companies. There are eight concurrent streams and 200 scientific sessions, a stellar line-up of international and local speakers, a social program and workshops and field trips. This conference is a unique opportunity for you to converse and gain knowledge from delegates from all around Australia, meet other students and new graduates as well as gaining an insight into the profession.

Your role as a volunteer

The main role of student volunteers will be to assist in the scientific session rooms including scanning delegates name badges on entry, assisting with speaker requirements and other general assistance as required.

This is an excellent opportunity to network with other AVA Members, hear talks from some of the best speakers in Australia and abroad, gain valuable contacts and get your foot in the door.

Student volunteer inclusions and activities for the week

To see a complete list of inclusions, volunteer requirements and activities you will be required to take part in, please view below the relevant ‘student volunteer inclusions document’.

AVA Student Representative – student volunteer inclusions document

AVA Student Member – student volunteer inclusions document

How to apply

If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity, please complete the Student Volunteer Application Form by COB Thursday 7 March 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the AVA Events Team Student Coordinator Stephanie McGuinness; or call 02 9431 5056.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 7 March 2019

Successful applicants will be notified via email around Thursday 12 March 2019.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by around Friday 29 March 2019.

AVA Graduates and Mentoring Program

Since the launch of our national graduate mentoring program in October 2015, we have connected over 750 final year veterinary students about to transition into the profession with a mentor.

The program is designed to assist graduate vets to transition into the profession smoothly and support them to reach their potential and to be happy in their jobs. Our program unites new veterinarians seeking guidance and support with more experienced practitioners who are willing to commit time and energy to the professional development of another veterinarian.
Due to the support of our sponsors, this program is complimentary for all participants.

For more information, please the AVA Graduate Mentoring Program .