The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
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Wednesday, May 16 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Anaesthesia free dentistry: two views, one issue

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Anaesthesia free dentistry is a relatively new and increasing trend in small animal practice. There are a number of reasons why consumers are seeking this practice, principally believing that they are improving the welfare of their pet. Both the oral and mental health of our patients is affected by the practice. The presidents of the behavioural and dental special interest groups will share their views, and invite you to share yours on this emerging area.

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Tara Cashman

veterinarian, Eurocoast Veterinary Centre
Tara Cashman graduated from Sydney Uni in 1995 and worked in mixed practice for 2 years before returning to complete a mixed practice internship in 1998. After a brief working holiday to the UK she returned to Australia and became a partner in a NSW practice where she still works... Read More →

Jacqui Ley

Registered Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine. Owner of Veterinary Behaviour Services Australia and sees cases at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre in Melbourne. Interest in the mental health of all species and the diagnosis and treatment of mental health diso... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine M3 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre