Workshops and field trips


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

More information will be available in December 2017 and registrations open February 2018.


Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) – Pre Purchase Examination Workshop
Friday 18 May 2018, 9.00am – 4.00pm

P6 Room, Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Presented by Dr Nathan Anthony  BVSc MANZCVSc and Dr Nick Kannegieter BVSc PhD FACVSc

An equine veterinarian needs to be fully competent in all aspects of performing the Pre-Purchase Examination. Be that in either the Sporthorse, Racehorse or the Juvenile, being able to communicate effectively with the Purchaser and Vendor; knowing how to report abnormal findings; pre-purchase medication screening; being able to assess the use of radiology, endoscopy and drug screening and very importantly, avoiding litigation from a disgruntled client are essential skills for the equine vet.

This workshop presents a fully guided and interactive, 5 Stage process to learn the required skills. EVA’s excellent Pre-Purchase Examination video will be used to cover all the aspects in a completely interactive process. With newly updated material for 2018 and presented by two former presidents of Equine Veterinarians Australia, this comprehensive one day Pre Purchase Examination workshop is a must for equine veterinarians and mixed practitioners alike. All delegates will receive a complimentary copy of the brand new edition of the ‘EVA Blue Book: A guide to the examination of the horse.’ The workshop is excellent value and attracts

                                                   Kindly sponsored by Guild Insurance.


AVA member: $475
SIG member:  $375
AVA student/new graduate member:    $200
Non-member: $950

11 VetEd points


Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology Field Trip “Wildlife Care and Treatment, Captive Breeding”
Friday 18 May 2018, 8.00am-5.30pm

RSPCA Wacol, Hidden Vale Sanctuary, UQ Gatton, Veterinary Hospital & Food & Agriculture

Hosted by well-known Gold Coast Sea World Vet, Dr Vere Nicholson this fieldtrip will provide a complete day’s program visiting some of the major wildlife care and captive breeding centres in SE Queensland. We will visit RSPCA’s busy facility at Wacol en-route to Hidden Vale Sanctuary, a purpose build wildlife care and captive breeding facility. We will also hear of the wildlife postgraduate work being conducted at Hidden Vale by graduate students of UQ.  Lunch will be at the spectacular Spicers Lane where delegates can choose their own lunch options from simple to lavish. Then on to the University of Queensland campus at Gatton to inspect their Veterinary Hospital. This trip will provide the opportunity to meet key wildlife vets and carers as well as become acquainted with current practice and issues. With a full program and limited space best to book early.

Capacity:  15

•    AVA Members:         $150
•    AVA student:             $75
•    Non-members:          $300

3 VetEd points

Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics (AVAWE) workshop
“Changing human behaviour: Changing animal lives”
Friday 18 May 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm

Room TBA, Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Join members of AVAWE as they explore, discuss and debate approaches to changing human behaviour to improve animal welfare. Strategies include engagement with the community, schoolchildren- the next generation of consumers, stock owners and handlers, shareholders, exporters and veterinarians making clinical decisions. Providing resources, knowledge, training or other means to improve animal welfare may be meaningless if there is not a corresponding change in behaviour and positive attitude towards animal care.

Prices to be advised.

6 VetEd points