2019 Pan Pacific IVA and NZ CVMB Conference 13.5 CPD Points


This is an exciting year for integrative veterinarians and vet nurses in Australia and New Zealand with the first Pan Pacific Integrative Vet Conference! The full weekend conference includes international keynote speaker Sue Armstrong from the UK. The focus this year is on chronic illnesses with exploration of aetiology and different treatment options. So, don’t miss out on the chance to learn from the best in integrative and complementary vet medicine, to network with each other and to participate in fun social activities as well as relax with meditation and yoga sessions. The perfect balance of this conference will be even further enhanced by the beautiful, easy to access setting to offer an experience that you will want to remember.

Who should attend

Veterinarians, vet nurses and students with an interest in integrative and complementary vet medicine

Learning outcome

Chronic illnesses are becoming more common in the animals that we treat. The focus will be on chronic illnesses of all types, and we will explore both aetiology and treatment options. Often conventional treatment options are limited. Integrative and complementary medicine will expand your tool-box of practical options that are available to help both the animals and their people.


Dr Susan Armstrong
Sue graduated from Cambridge University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. She started integrating holistic therapies into her treatment plans whilst working as a partner at the Towerwood Veterinary Group offering complementary therapies alongside conventional medicine. In 2003 Sue set up Balanced Being to offer integrated health care to animals and humans with alternative therapies being the heart of practice. In 2016 Sue opened a new human clinic at Ornhams Hall in Boroughbridge and sold the veterinary practice whilst remaining the Clinical Director. Sue was a founder member of the British Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association (BHVMA). She has published many papers as well as having lectured and consulted internationally. Sue’s extensive experience within practice have given her a unique and thought-provoking approach to the silent epidemic of auto immune disease and internal inflammatory responses.

Further details

Conference Registration Prices:
Full Conference

  • AVA SIG and CVMB member - $670
  • AVA / NZVA member - $750
  • AVA students and veterinary nurses - $450
  • Non-AVA/NZVA members - $1,500

Saturday Only

  • AVA SIG and CVMB member - $360
  • AVA / NZVA member - $410 
  • AVA students and veterinary nurses - $260 
  • Non-AVA/NZVA members - $820 

Sunday Only

  • AVA SIG and CVMB member - $330
  • AVA / NZVA member - $380 
  • AVA students and veterinary nurses - $250 
  • Non-AVA/NZVA members - $760 

Includes attendance to the conference, copy of proceedings, morning, lunch and afternoon tea, finger food and drinks provided for happy hour.

  • Morning meditation class Saturday and Sunday – complimentary
  • Sunday yoga class - $20 cash payment on the day

Please click here to view the conference registration brochure.


2019 Pan Pacific IVA and NZ CVMB Conference

Cockatoo Island Sydney Harbour
Sydney NSW
Start: 14 September 2019, 8:30AM
End: 15 September 2019, 5:00PM
Registration closes on 09 September 2019
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Kathy Cornack