48th ASAV Annual Conference

Together with Reproduction

Gruel, guts and gonads


The Star Gold Coast | 7 - 10 August 2023


What better place to escape an Australian Winter!


This year we are bringing the Australian Small Animal Veterinarians (ASAV) Annual Conference back to The Star Gold Coast. We will be joined by the Australian Reproduction Veterinarians. The conference will run from 7-10 August, headlined by international and local speakers in small animal and reproductive veterinary medicine.  It is anticipated to attract over 300 veterinary professionals all under one roof. 

This year's theme 'Gruel, guts and gonads' will focus on nutrition, gastrointestinal and all things reproduction.

You can also add an ultrasound workshop (pending ethics approval) and a nonclinical skills workshop to your CPD plans for the conference. Don’t forget to book a place at one or more of our signature social events too, such as the ASAV Awards Gala Dinner, the ASAV Recent Graduate Dinner and back by popular demand, the 'Eat Street' Dinner.

The Exhibition Welcome Drinks and the Farewell Party by the pool are also ever-popular choices for members who love to catch up with old friends and make new ones in a relaxing environment.  

With approximately 80% of all practicing veterinarians working in small animal-based hospitals and clinics, the ASAV Annual Conference exhibition provides industry partners with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a large segment of veterinarians in Australia. 


This is set to be the best small animal veterinary conference in 2023! 


What's on


Small Animal – Monday 7 August – Thursday 10 August

Reproduction – Tuesday 8 August – Wednesday 9 August


Monday 7 August 2023

Scientific program – Small Animal
Welcome and Exhibition opening night


Tuesday 8 August 2023

Scientific program – Small Animal and Reproduction
Happy Hour in Exhibition
‘Eat Street’ Dinner – Garden Events Lawn
ASAV Recent Graduate Dinner

Wednesday 9 August 2023

Scientific program – Small Animal and Reproduction 
ASAV Awards Gala Dinner

Thursday 10 August 2023

Scientific program – Small Animal
Exhibition closes
Farewell drinks

Friday 11 August 2023

ASAV Abdominal ultrasound workshop
The Star Gold Coast

The Star Gold Coast


The appeal of holding our conference on the Gold Coast is first and foremost the easily accessible coastal location, which brings with it a relaxing holiday atmosphere with an abundance of activities.

Located in Broadbeach, The Star Gold Coast is just half an hour from the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta, and a 90-minute drive from Brisbane. Accessed by two international airports, the Gold Coast is well positioned offering easy access, direct flights and economical airfares for delegates travelling from around Australia and the rest of the world.

With seven of Australia’s best theme parks, 40 championship golf courses, more than 600 restaurants and cafes, over 70 kilometres of pristine coastline (only 300 meters away) and an abundance of natural and cultural wonders, the Gold Coast has an almost limitless range of possibilities for creating a memorable conference experience.

However, with this year’s conference venue you won’t even have to go off site. With its luxurious accommodation and spa, iconic bars, restaurants and entertainment precincts, alongside the thrills of a world-class casino, The Star Gold Coast is Australia’s five-star fun-parlour.

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