Workshops & fieldtrips to boost your learning

Receive hands on practical experience from veterinary experts across different interest areas in real clinical settings so you can take home valuable learnings back to your practice.


Veterinary Business Group (VBG) Practice Management Exclusive Insights Tour

Friday 15 May 2020, 8.00am-4.00pm

A behind the scenes tour of three outstanding small-animal veterinary practices on the Gold Coast - Gold Coast Vet Surgery, Pet Wellness Centre and Burleigh Heads Reedy Creek Veterinary Surgery.

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
  • Group member: $599
  • AVA student or new graduate member: $350
  • Non-member: $1,298


VBG/EVA Practice Management Workshop

Friday 15 May 2020, 9.30am–4.30pm
Room 4, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

This workshop will provide you with practical tools and insights to help manage your practice effectively. (Morning tea and lunch will be included)


  • AVA Members: $550
  • VBG/EVA Group Members: $425
  • Non-Members: $1,100

Capacity: 40 people


Equine Veterinarians Australia – Integrative imaging for the field practitioner Workshop

Friday 15 May 2020, 7.00am-3.00pm
WestVETS – Ansted Animal Hospital
540 Mt Crosby Road, Anstead QLD 4070

Buses will be provided to take delegates from GCC to Westvets on Friday and return them at the end of the Workshop.

This 1.5 day workshop includes a half day of lectures as part of the Equine Digital Imaging Masterclass session on the Thursday at Gold Coast Convention centre

This 1.5 day workshop will be aimed at recent graduates and mixed practitioners wanting to improve their diagnostic imaging skills with a focus on the distal limb. The workshop will provide delegates the theoretical and practical knowledge to achieve the best results from ultrasound machines and radiology equipment in their practice. By the end of the workshop, delegates will have the ability to know which modality best suits investigating the presumptive diagnosis and where an integrative approach will provide greater prognostication.


  • Group member: $1,295
  • AVA member: $1,943
  • Non-member: $2,590

Capacity: 28


Australian Veterinary Dental Society Feline Dental Wetlab

Friday 15 May 2020, 8.30am-5.00pm
NVC Training Centre
1/28 Burnside Rd, Ormeau

Improve your confidence and skills in feline dentistry and intra-oral radiology in this one day wetlab.


  • AVA Member: $1,100
  • Group member: $1,000
  • AVA new graduate/student member: $1,000
  • Non-member: $2,200

Capacity: 30


Australian Veterinarians in Public Health (AVPH), Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology (AVCB) & Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics (AVAWE) workshop
“Climate and Environmental action in the private veterinary practice”

Friday 15 May 2020, 9.30am-3.30pm
Room 5, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Invest a day protecting the future of our earth with like-minded colleagues! Jam-packed with practical information and resources – create a plan of action for your veterinary business! Also learn more on influencing and your role as a professional role model and leader in your community!


  • AVA member: $85
  • Group member: $65
  • AVA student/recent graduate: $55
  • Non-member: $160


Integrative Vets Australia (IVA) Weekend Wellness Retreat for practitioners

Friday 15 May – Sunday 17 May 2020
Burleigh Heads Scout Hall
32 Stephens Street, Burleigh Heads

Friday & Saturday – 9.00am-5.00pm
Sunday – 9.00am-1.00pm

Join a small group of practitioners for a relaxing weekend focusing on self care.

Take some time out for yourself to learn and practice self care techniques to relieve stress and improve your mental health and well being. Activities for self nourishing will include yoga, mindfulness, meditation, art therapy and music.

Includes healthy lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Friday will be a full day lead by Dr Erin Bannink.


  Full Weekend Friday or
IVA Member/Guest $690 $300 $160
AVA Member $760 $330 $175
Non AVA Member $1,520 $660 $350


UQ Gatton Vet School Tour

Friday 15 May 2020, 8.30am–5.00pm

UQ’s School of Veterinary Science is based at its Gatton campus at a purpose-built site with first-rate facilities for teaching and research.

Take a coach ride to UQ Gatton to discover the Veterinary Medical Centre, Clinical Skills Hub, Anatomy Labs and tour the Clinical Studies Centre.

Morning tea and a buffet lunch in the student dining hall will be provided.

Bus departs from Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at 8.30am and returns at 5.00pm or at Gold Coast Airport at approx. 5.45pm A drop-off at Brisbane Airport may be available on request.

This field trip will only go ahead if a minimum numbers are reached.


  • $20

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