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.
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
Dr Tara Cashman graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995, returning 2 years later to complete her Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Studies in Mixed Practice. Tara became interested in dentistry after working for a number of years in small animal/equine practice as she realised... Read More →

Jacqui Ley

Dr Jacqui Ley is a Registered Veterinarian Specialist in Behavioural Medicine with over 15 years of experience in this field. This means she is qualified to a specialist level in dog behaviour, cat behaviour or just about any other animal’s behaviour. Dr Jacqui Ley has a fellowship... Read More →

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