Breakfast Sessions
Start the day with one of our popular sponsored breakfast sessions. Complimentary for registered delegates. Places are limited and always reach capacity, so we suggest registering early.
Monday 29 May, 6:45am for 7:00am - 7:50am | Hall K, Adelaide Convention Centre

Royal Canin Breakfast

Speaker: Catherine Bovens (DVM,DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS)

Topic: Management of acute and chronic diarrhoea in cats and dogs and the role diet plays.

While not an everyday breakfast topic, gastrointestinal health is the bread and butter of conversation you do not want to miss. Nutrition plays a major role in the multi-modal approach to managing patients and their microbiomes. Join Catherine Bovens, Small Animal Internal Specialist from VRH247 in this breakfast session hosted by Royal Canin and explore the important role that diet plays in Gastrointestinal health and disease.

Tuesday 30 May, 6:45am for 7:00am – 7:50am | Hall K, Adelaide Convention Centre

Hill's Pet Nutrition Breakfast

Speaker: Kirsten Hailstone

Topic: Feline dental disease: More than just extractions

Kirsten Hailstone is a Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist who gained her diploma with The American Veterinary Dental College in 2022 under the mentorship of David Clarke BVSc, DAVDC, FAVD, MANZCVS. She now heads the new oromaxillofacial centre at Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre where Surgery and Dentistry have joined to offer thoughtful solutions to complex problems involving companion animal oral and facial diseases and malocclusions. The department receives referrals patients for orthodontics, facial fractures, treatment of oral and maxillofacial neoplasia, endodontics, periodontics, restoratives and medical problems involving the head and oral cavity of companion animals.

Tuesday 30 May, 6:45am for 7:00am – 7:50am | Riverbank Room 2, Adelaide Convention Centre

Australian Christian Veterinary Fellowship (ACVF) Breakfast

Speaker: Michael Morrow

Topic: Being honest with God about our doubts and distress (psalm 77) with Michael Morrow

Wednesday 31 May, 6:45am for 7:00am – 7:50am | Hall K, Adelaide Convention Centre

Zoetis Breakfast

Speaker: Dr. Naomi Boyd

Topic: New treatments for osteoarthritis pain in companion animals.

Summary: Join Dr. Naomi Boyd for a high octane and practical run through of the new treatments and approaches for the management of osteoarthritis in dogs and cats.

Naomi will focus on clinical relevance and how to know you're making a genuine difference in the patient’s improvement as she flips a disease, historically frustrating to manage, into one where we now have new options to give hope to owners whose pets are struggling with this debilitating condition.

Naomi has been a Sports Medicine Veterinarian & Physiotherapist at Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) for 8 years. She is also a human physiotherapist, is the Vice-chair for the APA Animal Physiotherapy Group and lectures in veterinary physiotherapy. She has a keen interest in rehabilitation and pain management.

Thursday 1 June,6:45am for 7:00am- 7:50am | Hall K, Adelaide Convention Centre

Guild Group Breakfast

The partnership that powers the profession/Helping the helpers

The Guild Group has supported the Veterinary profession for over 30 years. From managing risk, providing security in retirement, and funding programmes such as the AVA's Thrive initiative, the support is there, even when you may not know it. At the core of all of this is the partnership between Guild and the AVA. Join our panel discussion to discover how this partnership can support your practice now and suggest ways you would like to see it evolve into the future.

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