AVA WA Busselton weekend 13-14 August 2022 7 CPD Points


The AVA South-West Branch is pleased to present a weekend of friendship and learning in beautiful Busselton.

Who should attend

Veterinarians and Veterinary students

Learning outcome

Topics covered in this 1.5 day event include:

  • Orthopaedic & lameness examination, and what's new in patella luxation surgery with  Dr Mark Glyde
  • Oncology - Mythbusters and Managing patients in your clinic with Dr Jessica Finlay
  • Imaging - should I x-ray, ultrasound, CT or MRI? with Dr Nola Lester
  • Wellbeing resources and support for veterinary teams - through the perspective of Veterinary Social Work with Wendy Till

Further details

Program commences Saturday 13 August at 10am and concludes Sunday 14 August at 12.30pm.

What’s included? Scientific Program and all catering during session times, Saturday drinks & dinner

What’s not included? Accommodation, Breakfasts, Sunday Lunch

Full Program available here



The health and wellbeing of our veterinary community is of the upmost importance. To ensure this we continue to closely monitor the circumstances and requirements in all states and territories in line with local, state, and national authorities, public health advice and state government public health directives, as mandated. Currently, our events are running as scheduled and we will respond appropriately and provide further updates should the situation evolve.


Dr Nola Lester
Nola received her veterinary degree from Murdoch University and worked in a busy small animal practice in Perth for 2 years before moving to the United States, where she pursued specialty training in veterinary radiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. After gaining Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Radiology she spent a further two years on faculty at the University of Florida before returning to Western Australia. She joined the faculty at Murdoch University as head of the Clinical Radiology section, playing a primary role in clinical imaging and instruction of senior veterinary students; she remains an adjunct Senior Lecturer at Murdoch. She loves all aspects of imaging but has a particular interest in CT. Nola is a Director of the Veterinary Imaging Centre, Perth Veterinary Specialists and Animal Emergency Care, and is currently Secretary of the Australasian Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and a Director and Secretary of the International Veterinary Radiology Association.
Dr Jessica Finlay
Jessica graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2004 with first class honours, moving to a mixed general practice in east Victoria, and then small animal practice in Tasmania. During her time in general practice, she completed the Post Graduate Foundation course in Oncology, a Masters in Veterinary Studies from Murdoch University and successfully gained Membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Internal Medicine (including Oncology) by examination. Jess completed her residency (specialist training) in medical oncology in September 2014 and successfully passed Fellowship examinations in 2018. She has presented at the ANZCVS in 2013 and 2019, as well as had an abstract accepted for presentation at the Veterinary Cancer Society meeting in 2019. Jess also holds the record for being the first veterinarian to perform electrochemotherapy on a horse in Australia! Outside of work Jess spends her time with her two girls, a naughty but adorable Labrador and two spoilt cats (and one very understanding husband!).
Ms Wendy Till
Wendy is a social worker who has an interest in the human-animal bond within practice. She studied Veterinary Science upon leaving school which gave an insight into the unique context of practice within this animal support profession. Although not completing this degree, she curiously observes her fellow students' journeys through their careers and challenges they experience. In 2017 Wendy discovered Veterinary Social Work (VSW) was practiced in America and completed the Post Graduate VSW Certificate through the University of Tennessee. Enthusiastically returning to Australia, Wendy established Meraki Social Work Services to explore ways of supporting people and animals in veterinary settings within the Australian context.
Dr Mark Glyde

AVA WA Busselton weekend 13-14 August 2022

Shelter Brewing Co
Start: 13 August 2022, 10:00AM
End: 14 August 2022, 1:00PM

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Robyn Whitaker