Vets descend on Gold Coast for region’s biggest pet conference

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More than 1400 veterinarians will gather at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend to attend the FASAVA (Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association) Congress.

Hosted by Australian Small Animal Veterinarians (ASAV), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association, the FASAVA Congress is for veterinarians in the Asia Pacific region who predominantly treat pets.

During the four-day event (11-14 August)—through a series of field trips, symposia and scientific sessions—vets will learn all the latest developments within the area of companion animal medicine.

ASAV president Dr Geeta Saini said, “This Congress is a unique opportunity for colleagues from all corners of the globe to come together and take part in world-class education. They’ll explore the latest in surgical techniques, disease management, cancer treatment and pet dentistry.

“Also featured heavily in the program are ways to diagnose and treat cardiac conditions, skin conditions and eye diseases. We also have a dedicated exotic pet stream for vets who treat birds, reptiles and other exotic animals, which have become increasingly popular in Australia.”

Dr Saini added that delegates can hear from more than 60 world-class international and national speakers plus there will be “a veterinary nurses’ stream to ensure the entire veterinary practice team has an opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop new skills that they can take back to the clinic and apply in everyday practice.

“This event is a unique opportunity for veterinarians to learn from colleagues from different countries and regions, who all share the same professional interest—the health and welfare of companion animals,” Dr Saini said.

Based on a media release sourced from the AVA.

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