Australian Greyhound Working and Sporting Dog Veterinarians 35th Annual Conference 13 CPD Points


The Australian Greyhound Working and Sporting Dog Veterinarians (AGWSDV) Annual Conference is a two-day conference in Melbourne drawing experts from the greyhound and sporting dog veterinary fields and delves into a range of topics from rehabilitation programs to research in a series of engaging lectures and workshops. We are excited to bring Dr Arthur House, Dr Naomi Boyd and Dr Harry Brennan as keynote speakers for this year’s conference, in addition to other industry expertise including Dr. Chris Boemo, Dr. Ray Ferguson, Dr. Rebecca Goode, Dr. Michelle Ledger and Dr. Gavin Noble. These speakers will present a range of topics equipping delegates with the latest approaches and skills to apply within their disciplines. This year sees a stellar line up of speakers at the 2019 AGWSDV Annual Conference not to be missed.

Price levels

30 Jul 2019 to 9 Oct 2019
Full Member $ 295.00
New Graduate $ 75.00
Non-Member $ 595.00
Student $ 75.00
Greyhound - Full Member $ 195.00

Who should attend

Veterinarians, Canine Physiotherapists, Veterinary Nurses

Learning outcome

  • The clinical presentation, diagnostics, and treatment of shoulder disease in sporting dogs
  • Post-operative care and rehabilitation of patients following shoulder joint surgery
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of the injured Psoas muscle
  • Techniques for improving strength and proprioception in sporting dogs
  • The treatment of ruptured transverse humeral ligament and slipping biceps brachii tendon of origin using a single screw technique.

Saturday Wetlab

  • Physiotherapy, strengthening and proprioception exercise in sporting dogs and retired Greyhounds Surgery, The placement of screws to stabilise slipping biceps brachii tendon of origin,intra- articular injections and the surgical approach to the Central tarsal bone


Dr Arthur House
Dr Arthur House is an internationally recognised specialist in small animal surgery. Arthur has pursued his passion in small animal surgery since graduation achieving post graduate qualifications in surgery, initially in general practice, followed by advanced surgical training in a multi-discipline university hospital. Arthur was a lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College, London prior to his return home to Australia. In addition to providing specialist surgical referral services to his patients, Arthur continues to be active in veterinary postgraduate training through provision of continuing education lectures, co-supervision of PhD students and has been an author in several textbooks.
Dr Harry Brennan
Harry is a graduate of the University of Ulster, with a BA in Sport and Leisure and a PhD from Ulster in Exercise Physiology. Over the last 7 years he has worked at the Victorian Institute of Sports the Physical Preparation & Sport Science Manager. Previously Harry worked at the English Institute of Sport and Ulster Rugby Union Club as Strength and Conditioning Coach, and has held teaching and research positions at the University of Belfast and Ulster. Harry will talk to us on the effects of stress on athletes. This is a very important topic for our group as we repeatedly see greyhounds and agility dogs who fall away in performance and have few other clinical abnormalities.
Dr Naomi Boyd
Dr Naomi Boyd is one of an elite cohort of veterinarian-physiotherapists internationally, having graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011 and 2004 respectively. She has practiced in human physiotherapy and veterinary practice, gaining invaluable experience in both, prior to moving into the highly specialised field of veterinary physiotherapy. She is one of only 2 in Australia with this dual qualification. Naomi teaches animal physiotherapy within Australia and as a visiting lecturer to the Yamazaki Gakuen University, Tokyo and has presented at the International Symposium of Veterinary Rehabilitation, Vienna. Naomi is currently the vice-chair for the APA Animal Physiotherapy Group and is developing the pathway for Animal Physiotherapy titling in Australia.

Further details

Morning Tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Attendees are invited to join the post conference Happy Hour ($29) and Dinner ($79). Please select upon registration.

Printed proceedings will be provided to delegates

The Saturday workshop will be led by Dr Naomi Boyd and Dr Chris Boemo.

Learning outcomes

Conference attendees will achieve a high level of understanding of shoulder and front limb injuries and techniques to treat them. They will become upskilled in the use of  Physiotherapy, strengthening and proprioception exercise in sporting dogs and retired Greyhounds

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Australian Greyhound Working and Sporting Dog Veterinarians 35th Annual Conference

Melbourne Metropole Central
44 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy 3065 VIC
Start: 11 October 2019, 9:00AM
End: 12 October 2019, 6:00PM
$ 595.00
Registration closes on 09 October 2019
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Jeffrey Wilkinson