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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Mark Schipp

Department of Agriculture and Water resources
Chief Veterinary Officer
Mark Schipp was appointed Australian Chief Veterinary Officer in 2011. In 2012 he was elected to the OIE Council and in 2015 was elected Vice President of the OIE General Assembly. He is chair of Wildlife Health Australia management committee and chair of Animal Health Committee. Together with the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Schipp chairs the Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. Previously Dr Schipp has held positions responsible for animal derived food product inspection, market access and export certification. Dr Schipp served two terms overseas as Agriculture Counsellor in Seoul, South Korea and in Beijing, China. Mark is a biology and veterinary graduate of Murdoch University. After graduation he worked with the Western Australian Department of Agriculture.