Small Animal, Dentistry and Behaviour Conference 2019 36 CPD Points


This year we’re bringing the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians (ASAV) Annual Conference to The Star Gold Coast from 12 - 16 August, headlined by over 10 international and local speakers in small animal, dental and behavioural veterinary medicine. Anticipated to attract over 300 veterinary professionals all under one roof, this year 'It’s all in the head' and will focus on ocular disease diagnosis and medical and surgical management, and all things neurologic including the diagnosis, management and treatment of inflammatory CNS disease, epilepsy, canine and feline brain tumours, head trauma and spinal and neuromuscular diseases plus dentistry and behaviour topics.

Learning outcome


“ A great conference with lots of interesting lecture topics to choose from and exhibition offerings, along with a great social program to catch up with friends and colleagues. ”.
“ Having the diversity in the scientific sessions, field trips, social events and exhibitors was incredibly beneficial to me as a veterinary student as I am just starting my career in the veterinary field and there is still so much that I am eager to learn more about small animal medicine as well as sheep, goats, and alpaca care. ”.

Further details

Industry Exhibition
The industry exhibition will be in the Gold Coast and Southport Rooms at The Star Gold Coast. The exhibition will be the networking hub of the conference, giving delegates the opportunity for direct contact with sponsors and exhibitors alike. Refreshment breaks from Tuesday morning to Friday afternoon will be held in the exhibition, including an exhibition welcome night on Tuesday evening and a happy hour on Wednesday evening.

All delegates receive complimentary access to the industry exhibition as well as automatic entry into the Conference Passport Competition. Make the most of the opportunity to meet and mingle with companies from across Australia, keep up to date with the latest products and services whilst going in the draw to win a variety of prizes.

Exciting New Initiatives
In 2019 we are providing delegates with more opportunities to make meaningful connections with like-minded veterinary colleagues and professionals.

This year we have added an additional social activity on the Wednesday evening, the ‘Eat Street’ Dinner where delegates can relax after a long day of sessions and make new friends in a fun and easy going environment.

We are also holding morning yoga sessions by the pool on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Rise with the sun and start the day with some self-care.

For the first time ever, we are implementing a program to help grow and bring our ASAV conference community together. This year all attendees have the option to wear a small clip on badge which will help identify them as either a ‘1st Timer’ or an ‘ASAV Connector’. The aim is that our returning delegates (ASAV Connectors) will help to extend a friendly hand to our ‘1st Timers’.

For further information please visit the conference website.

Small Animal, Dentistry and Behaviour Conference 2019

The Star Gold Coast
1 Casino Drive
Broadbeach 4218 QLD
Start: 12 August 2019, 12:00PM
End: 16 August 2019, 6:30PM
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Stephanie McGuinness