Keeping your veterinary knowledge in-tune—from head to jaw!

ASAV 2019
Australian Small Animal Veterinarian’s Conference is on from 12-16 August at The Star Gold Coast

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Need insights into ophthalmology cases? Perhaps you’re looking for the latest to treat the next infectious smile in a patient, or are obscure behavioural presentations top of mind for you? The 2019 Australian Small Animal Veterinarian’s Conference 12-16 August on the Gold Coast has it all.

ASAV 2019

What stage of your veterinary career are you at? As a small animal veterinarian, advancing your knowledge doesn’t stop at university. In fact, it continues for life and the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians Conference has you in mind. 

If you’re a new or recent graduate, the conference attracts new talent from all over Australasia where you can compare the start of your veterinary adventure with others just embarking on theirs. 

Conference time is also about mixing with new faces, so the new and recent graduate casual dinner is the perfect place to make meaningful connections and meet some of the more experienced veterinarians our profession is fortunate to have.  

If you’re one of these experienced veterinarians, then you’re probably looking to become just a little bit wiser. The scientific sessions of the conference deliver some of the most cutting-edge veterinary education in the country over 4 days with in-depth lectures on all things small animal, behaviour, neurology and ophthalmology. 

ASAV 2019

Some of the sessions this August include: 

  • Treating emergency seizures 
  • Brain disease in dogs and cats 
  • Integrated surgical oncology for the brain and skull tumour affected dog and cat 
  • Dealing with oral masses 
  • Complications and mistakes in veterinary dentistry 
  • Approaches to the fractured tooth 
  • Diagnosing and treating infectious conjunctivitis in cats
  • Ophthalmic exams using instruments you already have 
  • Corneal ulcers 
  • Managing aggressive dogs and cats
  • Hypersensitivity, hyperactivity and dissociative disorders 
  • Helping patients through thunderstorms and fireworks

It’s not all cutting-edge science at the lectures and new technology at the trade exhibition.

Now in its 46th year, the conference has long been known for its excellent social program and casual networking functions. After all, who doesn’t love a happy hour particularly after a day of soaking in the latest veterinary knowledge?

Visit to see what’s on the program this year and register to join your fellow community of small animal veterinarians. 


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