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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 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology Field Trip “Wildlife Care and Treatment, Captive Breeding”

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RSPCA Wacol, Hidden Vale Sanctuary, UQ Gatton, Veterinary Hospital & Food & Agriculture

Hosted by well-known Gold Coast Dreamworld Vet, Dr Vere Nicholson this fieldtrip will provide a complete day’s program visiting some of the major wildlife care and captive breeding centres in SE Queensland. We will visit RSPCA’s busy facility at Wacol en-route to Hidden Vale Sanctuary, a purpose build wildlife care and captive breeding facility. We will also hear of the wildlife postgraduate work being conducted at Hidden Vale by graduate students of UQ.  Lunch will be at the spectacular Spicers Lane where delegates can choose their own lunch options from simple to lavish. Then on to the University of Queensland campus at Gatton to inspect their Veterinary Hospital. This trip will provide the opportunity to meet key wildlife vets and carers as well as become acquainted with current practice and issues. With a full program and limited space best to book early.

Capacity:  15

AVA member:         $150
AVA student:             $75
Non-member:          $300

3 VetEd points

Friday May 18, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Workshops & Field Trips