How do you keep your veterinary knowledge up-to-date?

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This article is sponsored content brought to you by the Australian Veterinary Association.

Staying updated with the latest in veterinary science, practices and equipment is key to getting ahead of the crowd and flourishing in your veterinary career.  

Continuing your veterinary education, whether you’re an early, mid or late career veterinarian, is one of the greatest steps you can make to ensure that you can grow with the profession as it constantly evolves. From learning about new treatment options, to research and understanding emerging equipment and technology, participating in continued veterinary education is a valuable step in your ongoing career. 

The Annual Conference by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) provides you with this and more to keep you excelling in your career.

Running from 5–10 May in Perth and over 12 months in the making, the 2019 AVA Annual Conference has been tailored for today’s veterinary professional and brings experts from around the world to present sessions, a plethora of hands-on workshops and field trips across over 200 topics. From feline urethral obstruction and rupture, managing surgical haemorrhaging to diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases in small ruminants, diagnosing and treating snake bites in horses, dental workshops and how to best communicate with your clients, there’s a session for every interest. 

Keynote speakers include leading European specialists in veterinary dentistry, behaviour, animal welfare and equine medicine. The international speakers are backed by an amazing array of local speakers, linking the international and local perspectives.

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Making the time for your continuing professional development between work commitments is not always easy, so you do have the flexibility of selecting economical day registrations if you’re only able to attend on given day(s). 

The latest equipment, products and services will also be on display with exhibitors available to guide you through the newest technology in the market. 

You can hear short inspirational stories and ideas from fellow veterinary professionals at the VetEd Talks which will now be presented as a plenary session, as eight of your colleagues are invited on stage to present in front of their peers..

This year there’s also the Food Security Day—a full day which, with the help of a number of experts from around the world, will discuss the challenges and opportunities we face in order to sustainably feed more than 9.8 billion people by 2050. 

Scientific research remains at the cornerstone of the profession, so the Innovation Symposium and Scientific Poster Competition will showcase clinical research from industry, researchers and veterinarians to further help you stay on top of emerging advancements in veterinary science. V

Visit to see what’s on the program this year and register to be part of the country’s premier veterinary conference. 

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