Workshops and field trips

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Numbers are strictly limited for our workshops and field trips and in some cases restricted to special interest group (SIG) members.

Download handbookDownload programHosted at the Adelaide Convention Centre from May 22 to 27, this year’s program promises a suite of high quality lectures, workshops and field trips.

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Continuing education levels  

Speakers have provided guidance to help you  get the most from the presentations:

    Little or no prior knowledge or experience of the areas covered.

   General knowledge of the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.

   Thorough knowledge of the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.



Friday 27 May 2016

Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) "Pre-Purchase Examination Workshop"
Friday 27 May 2016, 9.00am-4.00pm
Riverbank Room 6, Adelaide Convention Centre

kindly supported by Guild

Whether you conduct an equine pre-purchase examination once a week, or once a month, this workshop is a must for you. You will learn all the tips and techniques for examination, and completion of the official, Guild approved form. This will help you avoid litigation from a disgruntled client.

The following topics will be covered in detail on the day:

  • The all new EVA - 5 Stage Pre-Purchase Examination video
  • Pre-Purchase Exam for the Sporthorse, Racehorse and Juvenile
  • Communication with the Purchaser and Vendor
  • Reporting abnormal Pre-Purchase findings
  • Pre-Purchase radiology, endoscopy and drug screening
  • How to avoid litigation
  • Interactive panel discussion

Registration for this event will include lunch, morning and afternoon tea, with attendees receiving a comprehensive pack of professionally printed workshop notes

AVA member: $395
SIG member :$295
AVA student or new graduate member: $195
Non-member: $800

6 Vet Ed points      


Australian Veterinary Association Practice Management (AVAPM) "Exclusive Insights Workshop"
Friday 27 May 2016, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Riverbank Room 5, Adelaide Convention Centre

A full day of practical ideas and business solutions based on the AVAPM exclusive practice insight tours.  From within the context of your business, Tony Thelander and Ron Baker will examine and share with you the winning methods from a variety of successful Australian, United Kingdom and New Zealand practices.  And you will take home a “can-do”  implementation agenda for your clinic.

AVA member: $539
SIG member :$462
AVA student member:$275
Non-member: $1,078

6 Vet Ed points     

Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics (AVAWE)
Welfare Workshop -  'A Good Life: What does that mean for animals?'
Friday 27 May 2016,  9.00am-5.00pm
Riverbank Room 7, Adelaide Convention Centre

Join members of AVAWE and Professor David Main as we explore what it means for animals to have a 'good life'. The day will include time for active discussion. Participants working with all species encouraged to attend.

AVA member:  $150
SIG member: $100
AVA student member/new graduate: $100
Non-member: $300

6 Vet Ed points   

Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) & Australian Sheep Veterinarians (ASV) Field Trip  
Friday 27 May 2016, 8:00am – 5.00pm

Visit farms at Wistow and Kuitpo plus biodynamic cheese factory at Paris Creek (Adelaide Hills) - demonstration of liver biopsy in sheep and cattle plus discussion of holistic approach to soil, pasture and livestock management. Lunch and wine tasting included at Hugh Hamilton Wines, McLaren Vale.

Leaves from and returns to Adelaide Convention Centre. Leaves at 8:00am – be there 7:45am please – Colin Trengove is your Leader for the day.

AVA member: $400
SIG member: $350
AVA student/ new graduate member: $200
Non-member: $800

6.5 Vet Ed points     


Integrative Veterinarians Australia (IVA)  "The vet and the organic farm: don’t be left outside the farm gate"
 Friday 27 May 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm
‘Tauwitchere” 323 Marks Point Road, Narrung

An insight into the worlds fastest growing agricultural sector. Join us for a unique opportunity to spend the day behind the scenes at an organic dairy farm. Vets will gain practical insight into all aspects of farm management, including preventative healthcare, treating disease, land and pasture management, behaviour and welfare.
Buses depart Adelaide Convention Centre 7.30am and return to Adelaide approximately 6.30pm

AVA member: $380
SIG member :$320
AVA student/new graduate member:$190
Non-member: $760

5.5 Vet Ed points     

Australian Veterinarians in Public Health (AVPH) - One health and the impacts of climate change
Friday 27 May 2016, 9.00am-4.30pm
City Room 1, Adelaide Convention Centre

One health and the impacts of climate change. This one day workshop will explore the impact of climatic changes on animal health and agriculture, as well the relationship between climate, the environment and disease in the One Health paradigm.

AVA member: $250
SIG member:   $200
AVA student member/new graduate member: $150
Non AVA Member:  $500

5.5 Vet Ed points    

Small Animal (ASAVA) – Pathology Workshop
Friday 27 May 2016, 8.30am-5.00pm
City Room 2, Adelaide Convention Centre

Presented by: Prof.Bruce Parry
Topic 1:        Haematology
Topic 2:        Cytology

Join these interactive sessions looking at the preparation and examination of blood films and at cytology slides from aspirates, impression smears, washes, etc. from clinical cases of dogs and cats. Using video microscopy, all participants will simultaneously view the same slide. Haematology will cover features such as polychromasia, basophilic stippling, Heinz bodies, spherocytes, schistocytes, haemoparasites, iron deficiency, platelets, left-shifts, toxic changes and leukaemias. Cytology will look at aspirates of cutaneous masses and tissues such as lymph nodes, liver and spleen; body fluids; and lavages/washes.

AVA member: $460
SIG member: $360
Non-member: $920

(limited to 30 delegates only)

 6.5 VetEd points    

Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group (AVBIG) “Behaviour Consultations- what, why and how?”
Friday 27 May 2016, 9.00am-4.30pm
TAFE SA Gilles Plains campus, 33 Blacks Rd, Gilles Plains

Spend a day with Dr Kersti Seksel and Dr Jacqui Ley to learn the theory behind behaviour consultations, watch them in action and gain practical personal experience from the experts. This will be a hands-on interactive event and will give you the confidence and technical savvy to enhance every future consultation. Your clients will notice the difference and thank you for it!

Bus departs from Adelaide Convention Centre at 8.30am and returns at 5pm

AVA member: $250
SIG member: $215
AVA student/new graduate member: $215
Non-member: $500

9 Vet Ed points 

Australia Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) - Small Animal Dental Extractions and Radiography lab
Friday 27 May 2016 9.00am–5.00pm
Companion Animal Health Centre, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus

Kindly supported by: 

A full day practical workshop.   Simple tooth extraction techniques to full surgical extraction of multi-rooted teeth in both dogs and cats.  Working in small groups with an expert in the field, this lab will give you the skills and confidence to approach any extraction.   A practical tutorial on how to take and interpret dental radiographs will also be included.  

Bus departs from Adelaide Convention Centre at 7.30am and returns at 6.30pm.

AVA member: $1,000
SIG member: $800
AVA student/new graduate member: $800
Non-member: $2,000

VetEd points: 11.5