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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Tony Caiafa

James Cook University
Veterinary Dentist
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (University of Melbourne) 1978. Membership (by examination) of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) in Small Animal Surgery (1992) and Veterinary Dentistry (1993). Bachelor of Dental Science (University of Melbourne) 1998- Graduated Dux of the class. Associate Professor, University of Melbourne 2001- 2011 Consultant in Veterinary Dentistry, University of Melbourne, Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, Princes Highway, Werribee 3030. 2001-2009. Adjunct Associate Professor in Veterinary Dentistry, James Cook University 2009-present Consultant in Veterinary Dentistry, North Coast Veterinary Specialists, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Lecturer in Veterinary Dentistry, University of Sydney, School of Veterinary Science 2005 Australian College of Veterinary Scientists- Examiner in Veterinary Dentistry 1994- 2014. President of the Australian Veterinary Dental Society, 2008-2010. Convenor of Pet Dental Health Month (Australia). 2001-2006. 2012-present. Lectured/chaired workshops in all aspects of Veterinary Dentistry throughout Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Asia and USA. Chapter Author: Inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity, BSAVA publication: BSAVA manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry 3rd ed., 2006 Principles and Practice in Veterinary Dentistry, editors Lobprise and Dodd 2nd ed. 2018 Currently working part time in both human and veterinary dental fields (North Coast Veterinary Specialists and James Cook University). Post graduate training in oral Implantology (ITI Straumann).