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After a two-year, COVID-19 forced hiatus, the Greencross Pet Wellness Company is excited to host the largest ever Greencross National Clinical Symposium in its four-year history. A record 3500 attendees are expected both in-person and online.

Previously, the Symposium was reserved only for Greencross Vets and staff whose expenses were covered in-full as part of their membership, but now for the first time, external members of the veterinary industry will be able to join approximately 1000 Greencross team members at the industry leading, annual event.

Held on the stunning Sunshine Coast’s Novotel Twin Waters and Sunshine Coast Convention Centre, the two-day (October 22nd-23rd) event provides not only industry-leading education benefits for Vets, Nurses, Practice Managers and Veterinary leaders, but the opportunity to form new working relationships, gain Continued Education CE points and engage with a range of innovative suppliers and sponsors.

The Symposium will also feature plenty of opportunities to network and socialise, with a huge ‘Music Across the Decades’ event planned for the Saturday evening featuring live music and food stalls.

The theme of this year’s Symposium is ‘Building Tomorrow Together,’ and with so many of the industry reuniting after such a long absence, it is certain to be a fantastic opportunity to learn, network and share.

Dr Michelle Kellaway, Chief Operating Officer at Greencross Vets and a qualified veterinarian herself, says:

“This year’s Symposium will be the best yet and we are particularly excited to extend the invitation to the broader veterinary community as part of our commitment to contributing to the professional development of all vets and nurses, in the spirit of our theme ‘Building Tomorrow Together’. The event is such a special opportunity to bring together passionate vets, nurses and veterinary leaders to create a successful and sustainable future for our profession.”

“We are thrilled to host some of the best clinical speakers and most talented veterinary professionals in the country. The health and happiness of our profession is also of great importance to us, which is why we have a dedicated Wellbeing and Mental Health stream, with thought leaders in this field.”

“I can’t wait to see the best of the industry come together for two days of clinical excellence, a host of informative and inspiring presentations, networking and fun as we all work together to elevate our wonderful profession” said Dr Kellaway.

What to expect

Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 13 CE points, with seven streams of lectures delivered by a range of esteemed industry experts;

  • Vet – Surgical
  • Vet – General
  • Vet – Advanced Wellness
  • Vet nursing – General
  • Vet nursing – Emergency & critical care
  • Stress Free Pets – Where delegates can achieve their annual re-certification

Guest speakers

The Symposium will feature some of the country’s best clinical speakers, delivering a variety of fascinating presentations across a wide range of topics including;

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: How to manage canine head trauma in the acute setting
    Dr Sam Long – Neurologist – BVSc MVM PhD DipECVN MRCVS, Veterinary Referral Hospital, Dandenong
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: How to manage canine head trauma in the acute setting
    Dr Sam Long – Neurologist – BVSc MVM PhD DipECVN MRCVS, Veterinary Referral Hospital, Dandenong
  • Arthroscopy, where does it fit in treatment of joint disease?
    Dr Jacob Michelson – Specialist Small Animal Surgeon – BVSc  BSc  MACVS DipACVS&ECVS, Animal Referral Hospital, Canberra
  • Guide to a Mentally Friendly Workplace: Acknowledging risk factors and taking action
    Dr Rebekah Scotney – Clinical Academic – PhD GCVSt AssocDAppSc, University of Queensland

  • Approach to the trauma patient
    Dr Sarah Goldsmid – Specialist Small Animal Surgeon – BVSc MVetClinStud FACVSc and Dr Natashia Evans – Emergency & Critical Care Specialist – BVSc BSc DiplACVECC, Animal Referral Hospital, Homebush

The Symposium will also feature a tradeshow with 25 suppliers with booths 75 partners including Platinum Plus sponsor Zoetis.  

For more information on the Greencross Clinical Symposium and to register for tickets visit the website here.

Media release from Greencross Pet Wellness Company

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