2019 workshops & fieldtrips

Numbers are strictly limited for our workshops and field trips and in some cases are limited only to Group members. Register for a workshop or field trip by clicking on the register now button below.

Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May 2019

Equine Veterinarians Australia Dental Workshop | Murdoch University, Murdoch
Saturday 4 May 2019 7.30am-5.30pm and Sunday 5 May 2019 8.00am - 4.00pm | Murdoch University, Murdoch

Kindly supported by CAVE – Murdoch and The Edge Equine

A well-priced 2-day introductory workshop that will give delegates the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to confidently provide equine dental services to their clients. The wet workshop will use cadaver specimens with topics including the anatomy, examination, charting, pathology 101 and 201, sedation, analgesia, local anaesthesia, radiology, floating, restorations, pulp capping and beyond. Case studies will be used. Presented by highly experienced equine dental veterinarians, Dr Rachel Stone, and D Martin Dolinschek. This is an excellent opportunity to develop this important part of your clinical offering.

  • AVA member: $2,300
  • Group member: $1,975
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $1,250
  • Non-member: $3,200
  • Members of Murdoch University CAVE will receive a further 10% discount on a ‘cash-back’ basis. Please contact CAVE for ‘cash-back’ details.

VetEd points: 20


Sunday 5 May 2019

Unusual Pet and Avian Veterinarians (UPAV) Perth Zoo Field Trip
Sunday 5 May 2019 9.00am 3.00pm | Perth Zoo, 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth

A behind the scenes tour of Perth Zoo Hospital with resident veterinarian, Simone Vitali. The day includes bus transfers and entry into Perth Zoo to enjoy exploring the zoo at your leisure. Bus departs PCEC at 9.00am sharp and departs from the zoo at 3pm.

  • AVA Member: $75
  • Group Member/Partner/Guest: $50
  • AVA student/ new graduate member: $50
  • Non-member: $100

Australian Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) Small Animal Dentistry Workshop
Sunday 5 May 2019 9.00am-4.00pm | Veterinary Anatomy Laboratory, Murdoch University, Perth

Kindly supported by CAVE – Murdoch and iM3

Learn new skills or refresh your existing small animal dentistry techniques including diagnosis, radiology, and extractions.

Tutors will include international keynote speaker Dr Jerzy Gawor, and local Dr Anthony Caiafa.

  • AVA member: $1,000
  • Group member: $900
  • AVA new graduate member: $900
  • Non-member: $2,000
  • Members of Murdoch University CAVE will receive a further 10% discount on a ‘cash-back’ basis. Please contact CAVE for ‘cash-back’ details.

VetEd points: 6


Thursday 9 May 2019

AVA Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop*
Thursday 9 May 2019 8.30am–4.00pm | Meeting Room 9, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Part 2 of our certified course that will enable you to identify and support someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

* This workshop forms part of the accredited blended learning MHFA course which comprises of 8 hours of online e-learning (valued at $370). Completion of the online component prior to this workshop is mandatory.

Expression of interest.


Friday 10 May 2019

Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) – Pre-Purchase Examination Workshop
Friday 10 May 2019 9.00 am–4.00 pm | Meeting Room 8, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Kindly supported by Guild Insurance.

Presented by Dr Kirsten Neil BVSc (Hons) MACVSc MS DACVIM Cert. ISELP DACVSMR and Dr. Nick Kannegieter BVSc Ph.D. FACVSc. Fully guided and interactive, delegates will be using EVA’s - 5 Stage Pre-Purchase Examination video to learn pre-purchase examinations for the Sporthorse, Racehorse and Juvenile. The workshop will cover how to communicate effectively with the Purchaser and Vendor; how to report abnormal findings; how to assess the use of radiology, endoscopy and drug screening and very importantly how to avoid litigation by a disgruntled client.

With newly updated material for 2019 and presented by two former presidents of Equine Veterinarians Australia, this comprehensive one-day Pre-purchase Examination workshop is a must for equine veterinarians and mixed practitioners alike. All delegates will receive a complimentary copy of the 5th edition of the ‘EVA Blue Book: A guide to the examination of the horse.’ This workshop is an excellent value.

  • AVA member: $525
  • Group member: $425
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $195
  • Non-member: $1,050

VetEd points: 11

Veterinary Business Group (VBG) Practice Management Exclusive Insights Tour
Friday 10 May 2019 8.00am-4.00pm | Balcatta Vet24 Hospital, Perth Cat Hospital and Foothills Vet Hospital

A behind the scenes tour of three outstanding small-animal veterinary practices in Perth. This tour will provide unique insights into the running of a successful practice and includes morning tea, lunch and transport between the practices.

  • AVA member: $699
  • Non-member: $1,298

VetEd points: 5.5

Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG) - Myofascial Kinetic Lines Workshop - tests and treatment
Friday 10 May 2019 8.30am - 12.30pm | Cliftons - Parmelia House, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Presented by Dr. Rikke Shultz DVM. Fascia has for a long time been almost neglected, yet research in both humans and animals is proving the importance of this strong three-dimensional web which connects the whole body. Continuing on from Dr. Shultz’s lectures on the importance of fascia, this introductory workshop will cover the Myofascial Kinetic Lines in the dog and horse with regard to anatomy, function, testing and points for treatment. Registration and cuppa at 8.30am for a 9.00am start. Includes morning tea and lunch.

Cliftons is a short walk from the Convention Centre. Join us for a Bush Tucker walk in King’s Park in the afternoon.

  • AVA member: $330
  • Group member: $275
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $250
  • Non-member $660

Vet Ed Points: 3

Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG) – Bush Tucker Walk
Friday 10 May 2019 2.00pm-4.00pm | Meet at Botanical Café, end of Fraser Avenue, Kings Park

(about 2km walk from the workshop at Clifton’s or catch a taxi)

Join us for a guided tour to learn about the native plant use of the Nyoongar Indigenous people and early settlers, with a focus on medicinal plants. The walk will take us through the Botanic gardens with amazing views of Perth and the river. Walk duration of approximately 1.5 hours. Stay on for afternoon tea at the Botanical Café afterward (own cost).

  • AVA member: $10
  • Group member/partner/guest: $10
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $10
  • Non-member: $20

VetEd Points: 1.5

Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group (AVBIG) Workshop - Improving Companion Animal Handling Skills
Friday 10 May 2019 8.30am-2.00pm | Venue: Morley Vetcentre, 20 Rudloc Road, Morley

  • Learn how to reduce fear and anxiety in the consultation room
  • Learn to recognise signs of stress in anxiety in animals
  • Practice handling skills to reduce stress.

Bus transport will be provided. Please bring your own drinks.

  • AVA member: $70
  • Group member/partner/guest: $50
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $50
  • Non-member: $140

VetEd points: 6

Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics (AVAWE) and Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology (AVCB) Workshop
Animal Welfare and Conservation: their role in the future of livestock production

Friday 10 May 2019 9.00am-4.30pm | Lounge Room, Mount Lawley Golf Course, 1 Walter Rd. Inglewood

Kindly supported by Boehringer Ingelheim and AVA Animal Welfare Trust

Don Broom (UK), Robyn Alders (AUS), Delia Grace (Kenya) will explore, debate and discuss strategies for maintaining good animal welfare for domestic and wild animals in the face of increasing livestock production. Scott Thompson (AUS) will discuss faunal rescue programs and land clearing.

  • AVA member: $100
  • Group member: $100
  • AVA student: $40
  • Non-member: $200

VetEd points: 14

AVA Leadership Master Class | Presented by Graham Richardson - The Art of Mentoring
Friday 10 May 2019, 10.00am-3.00pm | Meeting Room 9, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Kindly supported by Guild Insurance, GuildSuper, Hill's Pet Nutrition, PetSure, Provet and Virbac.






This interactive workshop is designed to enhance the skills of experienced mentors and business professionals who are wanting to further develop their leadership skills.

Our intensive workshop will provide an opportunity to try out new tools and techniques and explore the following: Managing the learning conversation, setting and pursuing goals, resolving conflict, active listening, mindfulness and crafting powerful questions.

Graham works with leaders across a range of industries in the areas of Change Management and Workplace Transformation, Management & Leadership Training, Executive Development, Board Facilitation, Team Facilitation and Conflict Resolution. As the world faces ever more complex issues, the level of consciousness and ability to manage constructive dialogue becomes more crucial.

Graham is a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, an accredited International Neuro-semantic Trainer and MCMC (Master Certified Meta Coach) - He is known for his challenging style as well as his enormous empathy. Graham is engaged in the theory and practice of powerful conversation at the level of more than just talk.

  • AVA Mentors: $95
  • AVA member: $150
  • Non-member: $300

VetEd points: 4