Vet experts meet in WA for AVA conference

AVA conference

Veterinarians, veterinary nurses and industry professionals are gathering this weekend in Fremantle, WA, for the annual Australian Veterinary Association WA State Conference.

The emphasis of this year’s event—called ‘Inside and Out – Bones, Skins and Working Dogs’—is dermatology, radiology and working dogs, where delegates will hear from both international and local speakers on everything from spinal disease and fracture management to a wide range of skin problems including allergic dermatitis.

President of the AVA, Dr Paula Parker, will be attending the conference and said that the high-quality conference program will not only appeal to veterinarians but also veterinary nurses.

“We’ve got a great line-up of speakers this year. In addition to catering for veterinarians, we also have a stream dedicated to veterinary nurses where they’ll learn about the nurse’s role in managing dermatitis, radiography, fracture management and behaviour issues,” Dr Parker said, adding that another stream is dedicated to the latest treatments for working dogs.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming many of our rural colleagues to the conference this year, who routinely treat working dogs,” she said. “They’ll explore a range of issues that currently affect Australian working dogs from toxic threats on the farm to common injuries and how to manage them.”

The conference will be held at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, 6-8 October 2017. To register visit the conference website.

Based on a media release sourced from the AVA.

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