We’re excited to be bringing you VetFest 2021 – a virtual conference held over 3 weeks; 11 – 27 May. Every session has been carefully handpicked and curated for you by the AVA’s Education & Advisory Committee made up of veterinary professionals just like you presenting the latest in veterinary science.
You can expect sessions running 3 nights a week streamed live to you from local and international experts. Can’t make it to some of the sessions? You can also catch-up on the sessions at a time that suits you by accessing the recordings.
We are here to support your continuing professional development, and look forward to having you join us in May together with your peers.
Sessions will be streamed live from 6:00pm - 9:00pm AEST nightly on:
- Week 1 – Tuesday, 11 May, Wednesday 12 May, Thursday, 13 May
- Week 2 – Tuesday 18 May, Wednesday 19 May, Thursday 20 May
- Week 3 – Tuesday 25 May, Wednesday 26 May, Thursday 27 May
Please click here for instructions on how to watch the sessions live and on-demand.
When registering please keep in mind that access to the VetFest website is not instantaneous. On the nights VetFest has sessions running staff will be on standby to assist any late registrants with quick access, however we ask in advance for your patience as depending on volume it may take up to 30 minutes to link you to the live VetFest site.
Outside of the above times when VetFest is running, you will receive your login details for the virtual conference platform (hosted on Delegate Connect) within 48hrs (Monday - Friday), along with information on how the conference will work and the program.
If you don’t see your login email after 48hrs please try adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your email accounts accept/white list and wait a few minutes, as your email system might be blocking it completely. Please contact email@example.com for further assistance.
Join together and save
Learn as a team/practice (AVA Members Only) and receive discounted pricing!
- Register 5 - 10 staff and receive a 5% discount = $275.50 per delegate
- Register 11 - 50 staff and receive a 10% discount = $261 per delegate
- Register 51 - 199 staff and receive a 15% discount = $246.50 per delegate
- Register over 200 staff and receive a 20% discount = $232 per delegate
To access this discount you need to comply with the following:
- All attendees need to be an AVA member and from the same team/practice
- Register all your attendees at once in a group booking
- Payment for the group booking needs to be taken in one credit card transaction
For further information please contact the AVA Membership Team; firstname.lastname@example.org
If you purchase registrations as part of a team booking, your VetEd Points will be allocated to the registered delegates only.
How do the VetEd points work?
Each attendee can earn up to 61.5 structured* VetEd points for VetFest 2021. Points can be earned by viewing talks live from Tuesday 11 May – Thursday 27 May or on-demand until midnight Sunday 28 November 2021.
AVA members will have their points uploaded automatically to their CPD records at the end of each month until the end of November. Members can access their CPD records via the “My AVA Account” on the AVA website.
CPD points earned are based on your logins to the site and viewing hours for both live and on demand sessions. For further information on the AVA and how we track VetEd points for members please click here.
For any non-AVA members requiring a “Certificate of Attendance” to validate their CPD with the Veterinary Registration Board we can produce this on request once VetFest on-demand has completed in November 2021.
Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology (AVCB) Fireside Happy Hour - Thursday 13 May, 9:00pm - 10:00pm AEST
Following the success of AVCB’s Campfire Happy Hour at VetFest 2020, we will be running the session again as part of VetFest 2021! If you’re interested in wildlife conservation or want to learn more and meet others involved in this area, then join us for a virtual camp on the shores of Ningaloo Reef in WA! Bring your mask & snorkel, your wetty and fins, and prepare to dive beneath the waves and into the deep blue sea! Everyone is welcome—both AVCB members and non-members are invited to connect with like-minded colleagues over a glass of BYO wine, cheese & bikkies and chat about all things conservation biology. If you wish, you can wear or bring your favourite item of field work apparel (hat, head-torch, mask & snorkel or just your esky with a drink!) and tell us all about your experiences. The Happy Hour will be held from 9- 10 pm following the joint AVCB/AVPH/AVAWE climate change sessions. See you there!
Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics (AVAWE) - Thursday 27 May, 9.00pm AEST
Join members of AVAWE together with AVAWE guest speakers for a stimulating hour of good company, good wine (BYO) and an opportunity to discuss all things with an ethics and welfare theme. Feel free to dress for the occasion after a year of attending zoom meetings in ‘tracky daks’ and ladies wear your pearls for a finishing touch. If gentlemen don’t have a dinner suit handy then a colourful bow tie will do. There will be a prize for the best dressed. Fancy pyjamas don’t count!