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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Nat Waran

Eastern Institute of Technology, Te Aho a Māui
Executive Dean and Professor (One Welfare)
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Nat gained a first class Zoology degree from Glasgow University, and PhD from Cambridge University’s Veterinary School funded by the British Veterinary Association. She joined Edinburgh University in 1990 to develop a unique PG Masters in the relatively new area of Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. She first moved to New Zealand in 2005 as Professor of Animal Welfare, Head of the School and an Associate Dean (Research) at Unitec Institute of Technology, before returning to the UK in 2011 to take up the position of inaugural Director of the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education based at Edinburgh University’s Veterinary School, where she was also the International Dean. In late 2016, she joined the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Napier, New Zealand as the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Health Science and Professor of One Welfare.