Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist

Venue: Te Pae Convention Centre
Date: Thursday 18 November
Time: 7.15am - 7.50am

Hills' Pet Nutrition

Audience: Companion animal veterinarians and veterinary nurses
Venue: Te Pae Convention Centre
Date: Friday 19 November
Time: 7am - 7.50am
Topic: The trials and tribulations of treating skin disease in dogs and how nutrition can help.
Synopsis: How do you choose the best nutritional choice for itchy dogs? Want some fresh insights into managing canine atopy and food allergies?  Come and hear what we have to say about this challenging area of dermatology and learn about an innovative new diet that could revolutionise your approach to these patients with a QnA at the end.
Speaker: Dr Danielle Page BVSc BComm




Industry Branch

Date and time: Wednesday 17 November, 6pm
Venue: To be confirmed
Cost: Delegate pays for own dinner and beverages at restaurant

Epidemiology, Food Safety, Animal Welfare and Biosecurity Branch

Date and time: Thursday 18 November, 7.30pm
Venue: Carlton Bar & Steakhouse, 1 Papanui Road, Merivale
Cost: $60 per head includes a three course dinner and buy your own drinks.

Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch (After Hours Party)

Date and time: Thursday 18 November, 8pm - midnight
Dux Central, 144 Lichfield Street, Christchurch, 8pm - midnight
Cost: $80 per head
Note: Joins us for a light supper, drinks, DJ and dancing

Dairy Cattle Veterinarians Branch and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians

Date and time: Friday 19 November, 7pm
International Antarctic Centre, 38 Orchard Road, Christchurch
Cost: $125 per head
Transport: Buses will leave Te Pae Convention Centre at 6.30pm
Note: Enter through the ice cave for a welcome drink and visit the snow room or look through the exhibits.  Sit down in the Atrium for a shared platter dinner and drinks.

Complementary Veterinary Medicine Branch

Date and time: Friday 19 November
enue: To be confirmed
Cost: To be confirmed

New Zealand Veterinary Nurses Association

Date and time: Friday 19 November
University of Canterbury, 90 Ilam Road, Ngaio Marsh Theatre
Transport: Buses will leave TePae Convention Centre at 6.45pm and return at 11.30pm

Cost: Please register your interest for the dinner during the registration process - cost and further details to follow
Note: Join us for a buffet dinner and dancing with a cash bar later in the evening.


Date and time: Saturday 20 November, 7pm
Carlton Bar & Steakhouse, 1 Papanui Road, Merivale
Cost: $60
Note: Includes a three course dinner, buy your own drinks.

Industry Vets' Fun Run

Date and time: Friday 19 November, 6.30am (allow 30 minutes to complete)

Entry fee: $20 (donated to Elizabeth Benevolent Veterinary Fund)

Where: Hagley Park, route is available here, and see image below (it’s a figure 8). Start point is 1.2km from Te Pae Conference Centre.

Competitions: Fastest male and female + best fancy dress + fastest team

Breakfast: 7am at Antigua Boat Sheds (open from 0630), optional at own cost, finish by 7.30am. See breakfast menu. See route map below.