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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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Friday, May 18 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) – Pre Purchase Examination Workshop

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Plaza P6, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Presented by Dr Nathan Anthony  BVSc MANZCVSc and Dr Nick Kannegieter BVSc PhD FACVSc
An equine veterinarian needs to be fully competent in all aspects of performing the Pre-Purchase Examination. Be that in either the Sporthorse, Racehorse or the Juvenile, being able to communicate effectively with the Purchaser and Vendor; knowing how to report abnormal findings; pre-purchase medication screening; being able to assess the use of radiology, endoscopy and drug screening and very importantly, avoiding litigation from a disgruntled client are essential skills for the equine vet.

This workshop presents a fully guided and interactive, 5 Stage process to learn the required skills. EVA’s excellent Pre-Purchase Examination video will be used to cover all the aspects in a completely interactive process. With newly updated material for 2018 and presented by two former presidents of Equine Veterinarians Australia, this comprehensive one day Pre Purchase Examination workshop is a must for equine veterinarians and mixed practitioners alike. All delegates will receive a complimentary copy of the brand new edition of the ‘EVA Blue Book: A guide to the examination of the horse.’ The workshop is excellent value and attracts:

AVA member:                                                         $475
SIG member:                                                           $375
AVA student/new graduate member:       $200
Non-member:                                                          $950

11 VetEd points

Friday May 18, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
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