Social Program

 

Connect with your colleagues at one of our social events.

Registrations open February 2018.

Sunday 13 May 2018

AVA welcome church service
Sunday 13 May 2018, 3.00pm

St Andrews, 160 Vulture Street Corner of Cordelia & Ernest Street, South Brisbane

All welcome to start the week with connection and reflection

No cost - attendance free

 

Welcome reception and exhibition opening
Sunday 13 May 2018, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Exhibiton Hall, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Pick up your conference pack early and join us over drinks and canapes for the welcome reception and exhibition opening.

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests
AVA member/students/new graduates:   $75
Non-member:   $150

Registration opens at 4.00pm.

 

Meet and Greet Dinner
Sunday 13 May 2018, 8.15pm

First time at the AVA Conference or interested in making new friends?   Join us at the meet and greet dinner after the welcome reception.  Meet at the registration desk at 8.15pm sharp or at the venue.

Venue:  tba

Price:  tbc

 

Monday 14 May 2018

Accompanying partner meet and greet
Monday 14 May 2018, 10.15am-11.15am

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Meet new people and arrange to meet up during the week.

Happy Hour
Monday 14 May 2018, 6.00pm-7.00pm

Exhibiton Hall, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests

Additional tickets:  $75 per day

 

Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) – ‘Equine & Dine’
Monday 14 May 2018, 7.30pm–9.30pm

Charming Squire Pub (Zinc Room)
133 Grey Street, South Brisbane

   Kindly supported by Randlab  

‘Equine & Dine’ is on again! EVA has booked the Zinc Room at the ‘Charming Squire’ craft beer pub, right next door to the Convention Centre. This social event is great fun and is EVA’s Annual Conference social get together. If you’re a vet who does any work with horses, then please join us for a relaxing evening of collegiality and catching up with old friends and new. All drinks and substantial finger food is included in the price.

Please note that this is not a sit-down dinner, so as maximise catching up with as many people as possible.  With special discount prices for EVA Young Members.

AVA member: $69
SIG member:  $49
SIG Partner/Guest: $49
AVA student or new graduate member: $29
Non-member: $138

 

Veterinary Business Group (VBG) Veterinary Business Industry Networking Drinks
Monday 14 May, 7.00pm-10.00pm

Charming Squire (Bar Alcove), 133 Grey St, South Brisbane

The VBG industry networking drinks are open to those involved in veterinary business, this event provides a fantastic casual and relaxed opportunity to connect with many like-minded professionals from different corners of the profession including nurses, aspiring leaders, industry representatives to managers of corporate and independent of large and small practices. Enjoy a drink and substantial canapes whilst expanding your networking and catching up with old friends.

AVA member: $95
SIG member/partner/guest: $75
AVA student/new graduate member: $75
Non-member $195

 

 

 


 

University of Melbourne Veterinary Alumni Reception                                     
Hosted by the Head of the Melbourne Veterinary School                                                                                     
Monday 14 May 2018, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Rydges South Bank, Level 12 Rooftop North, 9 Glenelg Street, Brisbane (next door to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre)

$20 - proceeds to the University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Travel Bursary Program

The Head of the Melbourne Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne warmly invites alumni attending the 2018 AVA Conference to come along to an informal reception.

Canapes, wine, beer and soft drinks are included. Cost is $20 per person, which will support the University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Travel Bursary Program for final year DVM students. For further details please contact Maree Blackburn at fvas-alumni@unimelb.edu.au or (03) 8344 8154.

 

Murdoch University – College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Reception
Monday, 14 May 2018, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Mucho Mexicano
Shop 15, Little Stanley St, South Bank

The Principal of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Professor Peter Irwin, warmly invites Murdoch Vet alumni attending the 2018 AVA Conference to join an informal reception with other alumni and staff.

$20 per person – Canapés and drinks included

Your contribution will go towards the Vet Alumni 4th Year Scholarship Program, supporting a student entering their fourth year and facing demonstrable economic hardship.

For further details, please contact vettrust@murdoch.edu.au or 08 9360 2731 / 9360 2699

 

James Cook University (JCU) Veterinary Alumni Reception
Monday 14 May 2018, 7.00pm-9.00pm

The Charming Squire (River Room), 3/133 Grey St, South Brisbane

Please join fellow JCU Veterinary Alumni for the annual James Cook University Veterinary Alumni Reception. The evening provides the chance to catch up with colleagues, swap tales and enjoy food and drinks with friends. Undergraduate, postgraduate and academic alumni are welcome to attend.

Location: The Charming Squire (Zinc Bar) located next to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at 3/133 Grey St, South Brisbane.

$20 (which goes towards the JCU Alumni Scholarship Fund)

 


 

The University of Queensland Veterinary alumni cocktail reception
Monday 14 May 2018, 7.00pm–9.00pm

Venue TBA

Hosted by the Dean of the School of Veterinary Science, Professor Nigel Perkins,

$20

 

University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science Alumni Reception                                      
Monday 14 May 2018, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Queensland Museum, Muse Terrace Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, South Brisbane

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science warmly invites alumni attending the 2018 AVA Conference to their annual cocktail function.

$20 and includes canapés, wine, beer and soft drinks

For further details please contact Lucy Evans at alumni.vetsci@sydney.edu.au

 

Charles Sturt University alumni cocktail reception
Monday 14 May 2018, 7.00pm-9.00pm

The Charming Squire (Brewers Pantry Room)
3/133 Grey Street, South Brisbane
 

Please join Professor Glenn Edwards, Head of School, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, staff and fellow alumni for the inaugural CSU Alumni Cocktail Party.

$20

The University of Adelaide Alumni Drinks
Monday 14 May 2018, 7.00pm-9.00pm

The Charming Squire   3/133 Grey Street, South Brisbane

Please join Professor Wayne Hein, Head of School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Dean of Roseworthy, staff and fellow alumni for a casual drink.

Complimentary

 

 

 

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Happy Hour
Tuesday 15 May 2018, 6.00pm-7.00pm

Exhibiton Hall, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests

Additional tickets:  $75 per day

 

Veterinarians in Education Research and Academia (VERA) Food For Thought Dinner
Tuesday 15 May 2018, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant, 164 Grey Street, Southbank, Brisbane

Join colleagues from all areas of the profession and academia for lively discussions, a fabulous Middle Eastern Banquet and refreshments.

The ‘Food For Thought’ dinner will follow the VERA Annual General Meeting to be held at the AVA Conference following the Education Day program. AVA will supply the VERA AGM with drinks and nibbles in our meeting room. We will then walk together to the restaurant, Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant.

Situated opposite South Bank Parklands, Ahmet's is more than just a dining experience. This award-winning Turkish restaurant is a feast for all the senses, weaving together colourful lanterns, rugs and murals with jangling Turkish music and rich, exotic dishes best enjoyed amongst friends. Designed for groups of four or more, Ahmet's banquet-style feasts are an ideal way to sample multiple dishes.

AVA Member:                                            $80  
SIG member/partner/guest:                       $60
AVA student or new graduate member:     $60
Non-member                                            $120

 

Australian Veterinarians in Industry (AVI) Dinner
Tuesday 15 May 2018, 7.45pm -10.00pm

Ole Restaurant, Shop B12, Little Stanley Street South Bank QLD

Meet with Industry colleagues for a Spanish fiesta of food and sangria. Drinks included.

AVA member:                                          $75
SIG member:                                           $65
SIG Partner/Guest:                                  $65
AVA student or new graduate member:  $65
Non-member:                                         $130

 

 

Wednesday 16 May 2018

 

Happy Hour
Wednesday 16 May  2018, 6.00pm-7.00pm

Exhibiton Hall, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests

Additional tickets:  $75 per day

             

Australian Veterinary Orchestra Charity Concert
Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7.00pm—9.00pm,

Great Hall Doors 1 and 8, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Kindly supported by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Henry Schein and Sparkline

                

Enjoy a relaxing evening of beautiful music, provided by our very own Veterinarians!

Funds raised will be donated to the AVA Benevolent Fund.  The benevolent fund helps veterinarians and their families who find themselves in difficult circumstances. The emphasis is on practical support to those who may be affected by illness, accident, or otherwise having a tough time.

Members:         $10
Non-members: $20

 

Australian Veterinary for Animal Welfare and Ethics (AVAWE) Dinner
Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7.00pm-10.00pm

Euro Restaurant 181 Mary Street, Brisbane

Join the AVA Welfare and Ethics Group and our guest speakers for a special fine dining dinner at one of Brisbane’s leading restaurants. Drinks included.

AVA/SIG member/Partner/Guest:   $110
AVA student or new graduate member: $110
Non-member:  $220

 

Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology (AVCB), Australian Veterinarians in Public Health (AVPH), and Veterinary History Advisory Group – combined dinner
Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7.00pm–late

El Torito
146 Boundary Street, West End

Join us for a night of sombrero-wearing fun at one of Brisbane’s best Mexican restaurants! Just a short walk from the BCEC, and with plenty of follow-on establishments in hip West End, this will be a colourful night on the conference social calendar! Cost includes a main course of authentic Mexican cuisine and one cocktail! (or other drink) Additional food and drinks can be purchased on the night.

AVA member: $35
SIG member / partner / guest: $30
AVA student / new graduate member: $30
Non-member: $70

 

Integrative Vets Australia (IVA) Dinner
Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7.00pm-10.00pm

Vegeme 220 Melbourne Street West End

Meet colleagues with an interest in Integrative Medicine for a casual dinner, drinks not included.

AVA member:$40
SIG member/partner/guest: $35
AVA student or new graduate member:$40
Non-member $80

 

Australian Small Animal Veterinarians (ASAV) Recent Graduate Dinner
Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Kindly sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition

A casual dinner for 2015-2017 graduates to share stories from their first years in practice with members of the ASAV Executive Committee and their peers.  This is an ASAV member only event and numbers are strictly limited

ASAV member: Complimentary
SIG Partner/Guest: $110

 

Australian Cattle and Sheep, Camelid and Goats Veterinarian (ACV and SCGV) Dinner
Wednesday 16 May, 7.30pm-10.30pm

The Charming Squire, 3/133 Grey St, South Brisbane

Meet bovine, ovine, camelid and caprine interested colleagues for a casual 3 course dinner, drinks included.

AVA member:                                        $145
SIG member/SIG Partner/Guest:           $135
AVA student or new graduate member: $110
Non-member                                          $270

 

Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group (AVBIG) Dinner
Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7.30pm-10.30pm

The Fox Hotel
The Verandah Room
Cnr Hope & Melbourne Street
South Brisbane

Meet colleagues from all areas of the profession with an interest in behavior for a casual 2 course dinner

AVA member: $70
SIG member/ Partner/Guest: $55
AVA student or new graduate member: $55
Non-member $140

 

Friday 18 May 2018

Veterinary Business Group (VBG) – inner Sanctum - Broncos Vs Roosters
Friday 18 May 2018 5.00pm – 9.30pm

Inner Sanctum, Suncorp Stadium

Join the VBG for a block buster game of rugby league at arguably the best Rugby stadium in the world and experience the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience allowing you to view the Broncos players warming-up through one-way glass before they head out in to the Cauldron for kick-off. After the players warm up a member of the Broncos coaching staff will give you the final word on the team before you make your way to your premium resvered seat on level 3 of the western stand.This experience includes two hours of pre-game canapes and drinks in a casual lounge bar setting and access to the members only bar duing the match.

AVA member: $245
SIG member: $195
SIG Partner/Guest: $195
AVA student or new graduate member: $195
Non-member $345

 

Saturday 19 May and/or Sunday 20 May 2018

Integrative Vets Australia (IVA) weekend away
Saturday 19 May 2018 and/or Sunday 20 May 2018, 9.30am-5.30pm

A beach break at Burleigh Heads: reconnect, rejuvenate, relax and have fun! (private residence)

Optional activities available include beach walking, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, learning stand up paddle boarding, yoga, tai chi, massage, and a tour of David Fleay’s wildlife sanctuary.

Day registration (Saturday or Sunday) includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch, food therapy lesson with fresh juices made to order.  2 day weekend (Saturday and Sunday includes overnight accommodation and all meals. (Delegates will make their own way to Burleigh Heads. Contact the co-ordinator for car-pooling and public transport options)

Come share a meal, a story or two, a glass of wine. Have fun, relax and make new friends! 

SIG Member:   $240 (2 days)/$110 (1 day)
AVA member:  $280 (2 days)/$130 (1 day)
AVA students/new graduates:  $200 (2 days) /$90 (1 day)
Non members:  $560 (2 days)/$260 (1 day)