Sponsored industry breakfasts


Sponsored industry breakfasts

Start your day with one of our popular sponsored breakfast sessions. The breakfast lectures are free to registered delegates and catering is provided.

Numbers are strictly limited and must be booked when you register.



Monday 5 June 2017, 6.45am for 7.00am-7.50am – Royal Canin breakfast

Rooms 109 and 110, Level 1, Melbourne Convention Centre

“Feline Pancreatitis” with Dr Amy Lingard

About Dr Amy Lingard

Amy graduated from the University of Queensland Veterinary School in 2001. Amy commenced a Feline Medicine Residency at the University of Sydney Valentine Charlton Cat Centre in 2005 under the guidance of Dr Vanessa Barrs and Dr Julia Beatty, both renowned Feline Medicine Specialists. During her time at the University of Sydney Veterinary Centre, Amy completed a two-year Fellowship training program and accepted the position of Feline Medicine Registrar. Amy attained Membership of the Feline Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2006 and then passed her Fellowship exams in 2010 and became Victoria’s second Registered Feline Specialist. She has presented at many veterinary scientific conferences and published several articles in peer-reviewed feline medicine journals.

Her main area of interest is feline digestive health, intestinal and pancreatic disorders. Royal Canin looks forward to seeing you all at breakfast tomorrow where Amy will be presenting an engaging lecture on feline pancreatitis.



Tuesday 6 June 2017, 6.45am for 7.00am-7.50am – Hill’s Pet Nutrition breakfast

Rooms 109 and 110, Level 1, Melbourne Convention  Centre

In with the new and out with the old!
Is this true of chronic kidney disease? A chat on emerging and current therapies for CKD 
with Dr Clint Yudelman BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Medicine), Registered Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Chronic kidney disease is an emerging field in small animal medicine. New developments in testing such as SDMA and new treatments such as angiotensin receptor blockers have become widely available and are changing the landscape somewhat. This talk will aim to explain and make light of these changes, as well as the old, and how to apply them in the management of dogs and cats with CKD.

About Clint Yudelman

Clint Yudelman graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2009. He undertook a year rotating internship at a specialist referral centre in Brisbane before commencing work at Advanced Vetcare in Melbourne, where he remains to this day. He initially undertook a medicine internship followed by a medicine residency and in 2015 became a fellow in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Clint recently attended a symposium on renal disease in dogs and cats in the United States, and has returned with the most current and up to date knowledge on renal disease.



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Tuesday 6 June 2017, 6.45am for 7.00am-7.50am - Australian Christian Veterinary Fellowship (ACVF) Breakfast

Room 217, Level 2, Melbourne Convention Centre

"Taking steps towards reconciliation", with Joanna Cruikshank, Senior lecturer in History, Deakin University






Wednesday 7 June 2017, 6.45am for 7.00am-7.50am – Zoetis breakfast

Rooms 109 and 110, Level 1, Melbourne Convention Centre

Partnering for Success: Practical insights to help you succeed in Dermatology with Dr Katria Lovell

Dermatology is a significant part of any companion animal veterinary practice. When dog owner’s present with an itchy dog, they are usually frustrated and looking for that elusive ‘quick fix’. This can make dermatology work-ups challenging. But with the right knowledge, tools and approach, dermatology cases can also be very rewarding.

Come and join us for a complimentary breakfast and learn about some of the innovative tools and real world examples to help you succeed in Dermatology.

Case studies will be shared by Dr Katria Lovell from Redlands Veterinary Clinic, QLD.




Thursday 8 June 2017, 6.45am for 7.00am-7.50am – Boehringer Ingelheim breakfast

Rooms 109 and 110, Level 1, Melbourne Convention Centre

"Tick Mapping Review, Greater Melbourne Area" with Professor Stephen Barker, Parasitologist, University of Queensland



Friday 9 June 2017, 7.00am for 7.15am-8.05am – CEVA breakfast

Rooms 210 and 211, Level 2, Melbourne Convention Centre

"Use of spironolactone in the treatment of canine congestive heart failure" with Professor John Funder AC

Please join us for the Ceva Animal Health breakfast seminar on Friday  June to learn about the important role of spironolactone in providing complete RAAS blockade to improve outcomes for your canine heart failure patients.

Professor John Funder AC, a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Professor at the Department of Medicine Monash University, is an expert in the field of Cardiovascular Endocrinology and will be presenting on the role of aldosterone in heart failure progression in people and the use of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, such as spironolactone, to block its negative effects.

After this, to discuss how the benefits of spironolactone in human heart failure patients carry across to canine patients, we will have a video presentation from Dr Clarke Atkins DVM, Professor of Companion Animal Medicine (Emeritus) at North Carolina State University. Dr Atkins has served on the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Consensus Committees on systemic hypertension, canine mitral valve disease, and cardiorenal syndrome, and his research has been fundamental to the recognition of “aldosterone breakthrough” in dogs.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from two prominent researchers from both the human and veterinary medical fields on a topic that will change the way you think about heart failure therapy. Places are filling up fast so please register ASAP to reserve your place.