Workshops and Field Trips

Receive hands-on practical experience from veterinary experts accross different interest areas

Numbers are strictly limited for our workshops and field trips and in some cases are limited only to Group members.


Equine Veterinarians Australia Dental Workshop

Saturday 4 May 2019, 7.30am-5.30pm and
Sunday 5 May 2019, 8.00am-4.00pm
Murdoch University, Murdoch

Kindly supported by CAVE – Murdoch and Karl Storz Endoskope.

A well-priced 2-day introductory workshop that will give delegates the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to confidently provide equine dental services to their clients. The wet workshop will use cadaver specimens with topics including the anatomy, examination, charting, pathology 101 and 201, sedation, analgesia, local anaesthesia, radiology, floating, restorations, pulp capping and beyond. Case studies will be used. Presented by highly experienced equine dental veterinarians, Dr. Rachel Stone, and Dr. Martin Dolinschek.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop this important part of your clinical offering.

  • AVA member: $2,300
  • Group member: $1,975
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $1,250
  • Non-member: $3,200
  • VetEd points: 20


Unusual Pet and Avian Veterinarians (UPAV) Perth Zoo Field Trip

Sunday 5 May 2019, 9.00am-3.00pm
Perth Zoo, 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth WA 6151 

A behind the scenes tour of Perth Zoo Hospital with resident veterinarian, Simone Vitali. The day includes bus transfers and entry into Perth Zoo to enjoy exploring the zoo at your leisure. Bus departs PECC at 9.00am sharp and departs from the zoo at 3pm. 

  • AVA Member:  $75
  • Group MemberPartner/Guest: $50
  • AVA student/ new graduate member: $50
  • Non-member: $100


Australian Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) Small Animal Dentistry Workshop

Sunday 5 May 2019, 9.00am - 4.00pm
Veterinary Anatomy Laboratory, Murdoch University, Perth   

Learn new skills or refresh your existing small animal dentistry techniques including diagnosis, radiology, and extractions.   

  • AVA member: $1,000
  • Group member: $900
  • AVA new graduate member: $900
  • Non-member: $2,000


AVA Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop*

Thursday 9 May 2019, 8.30am–4.00pm
Meeting Room 9, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre  

Part 2 of our certified course that will enable you to identify and support someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

*This workshop forms part of the accredited blended learning MHFA course which comprises of 8 hours of online e-learning (valued at $370).   Completion of the online component prior to this workshop is mandatory.

Expression of interest. 


Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG) - Myofascial Kinetic Lines Workshop - tests and treatment 

Friday 10 May 2019, 8.30am - 12.30pm
Cliftons - Parmelia House, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth   

Presented by Dr. Rikke Shultz DVM.  Fascia has for a long time been almost neglected, yet research in both humans and animals is proving the importance of this strong three-dimensional web which connects the whole body.  Continuing on from Dr. Shultz’s lectures on the importance of fascia, this introductory workshop will cover the Myofascial Kinetic Lines in the dog and horse with regard to anatomy, function, testing and points for treatment. Registration and cuppa at 8.30am for a 9.00am start. Includes morning tea and lunch.

Cliftons is a short walk from the Convention Centre. Join us for a Bush Tucker walk in King’s Park in the afternoon.

  • AVA member: $330
  • Group member: $275
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $250
  • Non-member $660
  • Vet Ed Points: 3


Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) – Pre-Purchase Examination Workshop

Friday 10 May 2019, 9.00am–4.00pm
Meeting Room 8, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Kindly supported by Guild Insurance.

Presented by Dr. Nathan Anthony BVSc MANZCVSc and Dr. Nick Kannegieter BVSc Ph.D. FACVSc.  Fully guided and interactive, delegates will be using EVA’s - 5 Stage Pre-Purchase Examination video to learn pre-purchase examinations for the Sporthorse, Racehorse and Juvenile. The workshop will cover How to communicate effectively with the Purchaser and Vendor; How to report abnormal findings; How to assess the use of radiology, endoscopy and drug screening and very importantly How to avoid litigation by a disgruntled client.

With newly updated material for 2019 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 5th edition of the ‘EVA Blue Book: A guide to the examination of the horse.’ This workshop is an excellent value.  

  • AVA member: $525
  • Group member: $425
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $195
  • Non-member: $1,050
  • VetEd points: 11


Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG) – Bush Tucker Walk

Friday 10 May 2019, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Meet at Botanic Café, end of Fraser Avenue, Kings Park (about 2km walk from the workshop at Clifton’s or catch a taxi)

Join us for a guided tour to learn about the native plant use of the Nyoongar Indigenous people and early settlers, with a focus on medicinal plants. The walk will take us through the Botanic gardens with amazing views of Perth and the river. Walk duration of approximately 1.5 hours. Stay on for afternoon tea at the Botanical Café afterward (own cost).  

  • AVA member: $10
  • Group member/partner/guest: $10
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $10
  • Non-member: $20  
  • VetEd Points: 1.5


Leadership Master Class - AVA

Friday 10 May 2019, 10.00am - 3.00pm
Meeting Room 9, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre  

Kindly supported by Guild Insurance, GuildSuper, Hill's Pet Nutrition, PetSure, Provet, Royal Canin and Virbac.



Presented by Art of Mentoring. 

This interactive workshop is designed to enhance the skills of experienced mentors and business professionals who are wanting to further develop their leadership skills.
Our intensive workshop will provide an opportunity to try out new tools and techniques and explore the following: Managing the learning conversation, setting and pursuing goals, active listening, mindfulness and crafting powerful questions.

  • AVA Mentors: $95
  • AVA member: $150
  • Non-member: $300
  • VetEd points: 4


Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group (AVBIG) Workshop - Improving Companion Animal Handling Skills

Friday 10 May 2019, 8.30am - 2.00pm
Venue: TBC 

  • Learn how to reduce fear and anxiety in the consultation room
  • Learn to recognise signs of stress in anxiety in animals
  • Practice handling skills to reduce stress.

Bus transport will be provided. Please bring your own drinks.  

  • AVA member: $70
  • Group member/partner/guest: $50
  • AVA student/new graduate member: $50
  • Non-member: $140
  • VetEd points: 6


Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics (AVAWE) and Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology (AVCB) Workshop

Friday 10 May 2019, 9.00am - 4.00pm
Lounge Room, Mount Lawley Golf Course, 1 Walter Rd. Inglewood

Animal Welfare and Conservation: their role in the future of livestock production.

AVAWE and AVCB have joined forces to explore, debate and discuss strategies for maintaining good animal welfare for domestic and wild animals and viable ecosystems in the face of increasing livestock production to feed a burgeoning population.

  • AVA member:  $170
  • Group member: $170  
  • AVA student: $125
  • Non-member: $340
  • VetEd points:  TBC

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