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Australia's largest veterinary conference and trade show.

About the 2019 AVA Annual Conference 

Enjoy a world-class scientific program, with an array of streams catering to all interests. With around 1200 veterinary professionals expected to attend and an unrivalled social program, it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues from near and far.

Delegates can choose from 200 sessions eight concurrent streams covering the full spectrum of the veterinary profession.

One of the biggest contemporary challenges is food security. This year, Food Security Day will run on May 9, from 8am-4.30pm, to explore the role veterinarians can play in addressing this challenge. Experts from around the world will provide an inventory of the assets available to meet the needs of a growing population, and consider the environmental, welfare and biosecurity implications of meeting (or failing to meet) these needs.

If you missed the much talked about VetEd talks in 2018, fear not. Due to popular demand, these talks will now be held in a plenary session on Wednesday May 8. Eight shortlisted speakers will share their stories and insights as they talk about their passions in life, and what drives them as veterinarians. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house last year as colleagues shared their stories – some painful, some painfully hilarious – about everything from artificial intelligence to emotional intelligence, and practice management to pole-dancing. Find out what makes your colleagues tick.

And don’t forget to visit the trade show with over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and innovations.

Who should attend the AVA Annual Conference?

The AVA Annual Conference is the largest gathering of veterinary professionals in Australia, and is for all veterinary professionals from those in small animal practice to veterinary professionals in industry and government.

Offering multiple streams over a week, the AVA Annual Conference is held in different capital cities every year and offers world-class veterinary education to suit all interests. In 2019, the conference will be held in Perth from 5-10 May, bringing you local and international thought-leaders and veterinary experts.

The comprehensive five days of veterinary science education also runs alongside an extensive trade exhibition, showcasing the latest technology and services to help you in your profession.

Why should you attend?

  • Multiple interest streams from cattle, business, equine, behaviour, public health and more
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Fieldtrips and wetlabs
  • Renown local and internation veterinary experts
  • Peer-led presentations
  • 100+ exhibitors with the latest gadgets and services
  • 800+ veterinary professionals from across Australia
  • Extensive social and networking program
  • Gala Dinner to end the week in style

The 2019 AVA Annual Conference is kindly supported by: