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Seeing Eye Dogs Vet Symposium - Sept 11 & 12

Vision Australia Seeing Eye DogsVeterinary Symposium will be held on 11-12 September 2018, at its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.

Since the recent announcement of its International Veterinary Symposium, Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs, has already attracted many leading Australian and international veterinarians and experts in the dog guide, shelter and kennel medicine industry to the event.

Being held in Melbourne at the state-of-the-art Seeing Eye Dogs headquarters from 11-12 September 2018, with the support of Royal Canin and Greencross Vets, the Symposium will have a stellar line-up of speakers and will cover a wide range of topics that focus on veterinary conditions, treatments, new research, kennel stress and infectious diseases, compassion fatigue and other veterinary challenges:

  • Prof Claire Wade BSc (Hons) PhD UNSW GCertEd UQ - Chair of Computational Biology and Animal Genetics at the University of Sydney – Genetics for service dog programs 
  • Dr Richard Woolley BVetMed DipECVIM-CA(Cardiology) MRCVS - Cardiac valve disease in Retrievers 
  • Dr Sam Snelling BVSc FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery) - Elbow Dysplasia
  • Dr Greg Burton BVSc (Hons) MACVSc (Small Animal Surgery), FACVSc (Dermatology) - Dermatology topics for Retrievers 
  • Dr Steven Holloway BVSc MVS PhD MACVSc Dipl. ACVIM - Infectious Disease in Kennel Environments 
  • Dr Trepheena Hunter BAgSc (Hons) MAgSc BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour) - Detecting and Managing kennel stress 
  • Dan Casey, Capability Development Manager, Vision Australia – Compassion Fatigue 

Event Accommodation 

There is a special discount rate of 10% for Symposium attendees at two hotels close to the venue. These include The Larwill, Parkville and the Mercure, North Melbourne. Both hotels are within a short 10-minute drive from the event venue and are equally as close to Melbourne’s City Centre where delegates can explore the amazing restaurants, cafés, galleries and shopping that Melbourne has to offer.

Networking Event

Delegates of the Veterinary Symposium will also have the opportunity to wind down, have some canapes and beverages, and network with like-minded professionals from across the globe from 5:00pm-6:30pm on Tuesday 11th September.

Attendance is included in the Veterinary Symposium registration price, and includes a meet and greet with our event sponsors Royal Canin and Greencross Vets, guide work demonstrations in the new state-of-the-art Mobility Training Centre, and tours of our purpose built Veterinary Clinic, Breeding Centre and Training Kennels. 

This event is AVA VetEd-approved and is eligible for VetEd points.


Places are going fast! To register, please click here   

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