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  1. Learn from the best international speakers, as well as a variety of Australian speakers, all experts in their fields - Cardiorespiratory: Lynelle Johnson, Fiona Meyers-Campbell, Niek Beijerink  Clinical pathology and principles of medicine: Jill Maddison, Sue Foster, Graham Swinney  Dentistry: Curt Coffman, Loic Legendre, Ruth Barthel, Anthony Caiafa  Dermatology: Sonya Bettenay, Ralf Mueller, Linda Vogelnest  Emergency: Sarah Haldane, Dez Hughes, Terry King  Endocrinology: Dennis Chew, David Church, Darren Merrett  Feline Medicine: Andrea Harvey, Vanessa Barrs, Carolyn O’Brien  Gastroenterology: Caroline Mansfield, Stanley Marks, David Twedt  Imaging: Cathy Beck, Zoe Lenard  Infectious Disease: Michael Lappin, Vanessa Barrs, Julia Beatty, Jill Maddison  Neurology: Richard LeCouteur, Georgina Child, Sam Long  Oncology: Peter Bennett, Tony Moore, Rod Straw  Ophthalmology: Mark Billson, Anna Deykin, David Maggs, Robin Stanley  Surgery: Daniel Brockman, Catriona MacPhail, Jason Beck, Stephen Fearnside, Andrew Marchevsky, Phil Moses  Urogenital: David Senior, Dennis Chew  Unusual pets and avian: Hamish Baron, Brendan Carmel, Bob Doneley, Anne Fawcett, David Neck, Annabelle Olsson, Lizzie Selby, Gerry Skinner, Tegan Stephens, Alex Rosenwax, Shangzhe Xie  Nursing: Trish Farry, Tinika Gillespie, Philip Judge, Terry King, Patricia Newton, Anita Parkin, Lisa Partel, Rebekah Scotney, Rod Straw, Robert Webster, Layla Wilkinson

Connect with your colleagues at one of our social events. All prices are in Australian Dollars.

Meet and Greet Dinner
Thursday 10 August 2017, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant
6/20 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach (5 minutes walk towards the beach)

Meet other delegates and make new friends in a relaxed and social setting at one of the many local Broadbeach restaurants. Early booking is essential as places are limited.

$80, includes 2 course dinner and drinks.

This event is sold out - to join a waiting list, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The University of Queensland Veterinary Alumni Cocktail Reception
Thursday 10 August 2017, 7.00pm–8.30pm
Venue: Sage Restaurant
5/20 Queensland Ave
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Please join the Professor Glen Coleman, Dean of the School of Veterinary Science and colleagues.

$20 – University of Queensland alumni only

Accompanying guests’ welcome morning tea
Friday 11 August 2017, 9.30am-10.00am
Meeting Room 1, Gold Coast Convention Centre

We invite accompanying guess to the welcome morning tea. Make friends and meet new people.

Complimentary for registered accompanying guests

logo hillsInternational Stand Up Dinner
Friday 11 August 2017, 5.30pm-7.35pm
Exhibition Halls 1 & 2
kindly sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Enjoy a range of international cuisines and local wines while you explore over 100 exhibition booths at the stand-up dinner.

Inclusive for full delegate registrations and accompanying guest registrations.

$70 for all other delegates

AVA Graduate Mentoring Program Networking Drinks
Friday 11 August 2017, 7.00pm-8.00pm

Central Foyer A, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

An opportunity for all our AVA mentors and mentees to catch up face-to-face in a relaxed, friendly environment.

$25 for AVA mentors and mentees

logo hillsASAV Recent Graduate Dinner
Friday 11 August 2017, 8.00pm-10.30pm
Central A, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
kindly sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition

We invite all FASAVA/ASAVA members who are 2014-2016 graduates to this very special evening. Share stories of your first years in practice in a welcoming environment.

Complimentary for FASAVA/ASAVA Recent Graduates (graduated in 2014, 2015 and 2016 who are FASAVA Members).

$120 for guests of mentors/mentees and recent graduates.

Numbers are limited

UPAV Exotics Dinner and Unusual Quiz Night
Friday 11 August 2017, 7.30pm-10.30pm
Foyer E, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Proudly sponsored by Oxbow AustraliaOxbow FAS17 LOGO

Proudly sponsored by Specialised Animal Nutrition

This unique evening combines revelry, good food and wine, camaraderie, controversy and fun all in one night. Don’t miss out on this unique event hosted by the Unusual Pet and Avian Veterinarians (UPAV), a special Interest group of the AVA.

$110, includes 2 course dinner and drinks

Australiana Night - Aussie Party Night
Saturday 12 August 2017, 5.45pm-11.15pm
Paradise Country, Entertainment Road, Oxenford Queensland

Join us on the ultimate Australiana Experience at the Paradise Country Australiana Night.

This once in a lifetime evening includes bus transfers to and from the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, a welcome campfire with billy tea, meet and greet with some iconic Australian furry friends, a full buffet dinner and drinks in the open air farmhouse restaurant and some true-blue Australian entertainment. Numbers are limited so do not miss out on this uniquely Australian experience.

Buses depart Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at 5.45pm with arrival back at Convention Centre by 11.15pm.

$130 for delegates and accompanying guests

$175 for non-delegates

logo dermcareDermcare Scrub Run 
Sunday 13 August 2017, 6.30am for 6.45am start
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach,  (8 minute walk to the beach along Victoria Avenue, you’ll find us to the left of the Kurrawa Surf Club, facing the beach)
kindly sponsored by Dermcare Vet

The Dermcare Scrub Run is an annual charity fun run for vets. Join us at sunrise for a run along the stunning shoreline of the Gold Coast, followed by breakfast, where you can socialise with other vets from all over Asia. There is an option for everyone, regardless of your fitness level, with both a 5km run and a 2.5km walk. Funds raised will go to the Soi Dog Foundation, a charity that rescues and cares for thousands of street dogs in Thailand every year.

$40 per person, includes entry fee, breakfast, Dermcare scrub top and finisher’s commemorative medal

logo hillsGala Awards Dinner
Sunday 13 August 2017, 7.00pm-late
Arena 2, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
kindly sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Dress to impress as we honour the highest achievers of the small animal profession and celebrate the success of the 2017 FASAVA Congress. Includes 3 course sit down dinner, drinks and entertainment. An evening not to be missed.

$180 for delegates and accompanying guests

Dress code: Formal. International delegates are encouraged to wear traditional formal dress.

Farewell drinks                                                                                                                    
Monday 14 August 2017, 5.30pm-6.30pm                         

Foyer E, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

kindly sponsored by VetPay                                                                                                                  VetPay FAS17 Logo1       

Following the closing ceremony, join us for our final farewell drinks in the foyer to say goodbye to colleagues and friends.

Inclusive for delegates and accompanying guests
$35 for non-delegates