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Vets Gather to Learn About the Latest in Veterinary Science

20 February 2015
Australian Veterinary Association

AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) will bring together more than 70 veterinarians and vet nurses in Darwin for two days to learn the latest on pain relief and anaesthetics and digestive disorders in dogs and cats.

President of the AVA’s Northern Territory Division, Dr Laurelle Bates, said she was very excited to have such excellent speakers at this year’s conference.

“We’re lucky to have Dr Colin Dunlop, Director of AAS Medical and specialist in veterinary anaesthesia. Dr Dunlop provides continuing professional development programs for veterinarians and vet nurses internationally,” she said.

Other presenters include Dr Graham Swinney, specialist in canine medicine and Dr Kim Smith, specialist in animal surgery.

Conference highlights will include:

  • Diarrhoea in dogs and treating liver diseases in cats and dogs – Dr Graham Swinney
  • Using anaesthesia in emergencies and the latest in pain management – Dr Colin Dunlop
  • Surgery of the small intestine and preparing animals for surgery – Dr Kim Smith.

“We’ll also be giving out the award for the Northern Territory vet nurse of the year,” Dr Bates said.

The conference is being held 21-22 February at the Hilton Darwin.

For contact with speakers over the weekend please call Graham Pratt, Executive Officer, AVA South Australia and Northern Territory Divisions on 0408 083 530.

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