Annual Meetings

Annual Meetings

Join us at the 2017 AVA Annual Conference, 4-9 June at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

AVA members are encouraged to join their Special Interest Group (SIG) Annual Meeting.   To contact your special interest group or to find out more visit

Monday 5 June 2017

  • Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology (AVCB) Annual Meeting, 6,00pm-.7.00pm, Level 2 Room 204.  Your input and interest is encouraged. It determines the outcome for the next year


Tuesday 6 June 2017

  • Australian Veterinarians in Public Health (AVPH) Annual Meeting, 12.00pm-1.15pm, Room 217
  • Australian Veterinarians Behaviour Interest Group (AVBIG) Annual Meeting, 3.30pm-4.00pm, Level 2 Room 220

  • Veterinarians in Education, Research and Academia (VERA) Annual Meeting, 6.00pm-7.00pm, Level 2 Room 210 - VERA will be holding their Annual Meeting and Happy Hour immediately following the Education sessions.
  • Australian Veterinarians in Industry (AVI) Annual Meeting, 6.00pm-7.00pm, Level 2, Room 211. Happy hour drinks will be served and we will make the short walk to the AVI dinner at the conclusion of the meeting.

Wednesday 7 June 2017

  • Australian Sheep Veterinarians (ASV) Annual Meeting, 12.30pm-1.15pm, Level 2 Room 210
  • Australian Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) Annual Meeting, 12.30pm-1.15pm, Level 2 Room 211
  • Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics (AVAWE) Annual Meeting, 12.30pm-2.30pm, Room 217

  • Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Annual General Meeting and Awards, 4.00pm-6.00pm, Plenary 3 doors 9 and 10 - Hear about the year that was from AVA's elected representatives and then stay on to celebrate with your colleagues who will be honoured at this year's awards ceremony.
  • Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG) Annual Meeting, 6.00pm-6.45pm, Level 2 Room 204


Thursday 8 June 2017

Member forum, 4.30pm-6.00pm, Plenary doors 9 and 10

Facilitator:  James O'Loghlin

Join well-known comedian and host of The New Innovators, James O'Loghlin, for our annual member talk fest.  You will hear about the progress AVA has made in the first year of our bold new strategy, and get an update on the exciting projects underway in 2017.   There'll be plenty of time allowed for raising issues and asking questions as well, so the annual member forum is an opportunity not to be missed.  Come. Listen. Consider. Discuss. Enjoy.