Social Program

Young Vets Dinner*


Sunday, 17 March 2023 - 6.30pm - late

At the heart of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians conference lies the spirit of collaboration, mentorship, and shared growth. Our Young Vets Dinner, generously hosted and sponsored by Coopers, is a unique opportunity to cultivate friendships and connections that can last a lifetime. This event is designed to help our emerging talents feel at home within our vibrant community. Come and be part of a warm and engaging evening where seasoned wisdom meets youthful enthusiasm, all while enjoying the support of Coopers, a company dedicated to fostering the future of veterinary excellence.

*Attendance is by invitation only for vets up to 5 years post-graduation (please keep an eye on your email after you register and RSVP to the invite).


The ACV Presidential Birthday Welcome BBQ*

Courtyard and Exhibition, The Cube

Monday, 18 March 2023 - 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Step into a night of camaraderie and connection as we gather to celebrate the beginning of the conference. This welcome function is more than just an event; it's a celebration of the passionate and dedicated individuals that make up the cattle vet community.
As we come together, we'll create lasting memories, foster new friendships, and strengthen the bonds that make our community so special. And, of course, we have an extra reason to raise our glasses and toast the night, it's our President's birthday! Let's make it a night to remember, filled with laughter, shared stories, and the warm spirit of togetherness.

*Complimentary for delegates (must register for the Welcome Function).

The Next Level Gala Cocktail Party

Huon Hill, Wodonga

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 | 6.30pm for 7.00pm - late

This is not just a gala; this is The Next Level Gala, combining the sophistication of a formal dinner with the lively atmosphere of a cocktail party. As the stars align, the cocktails flow, and the night unfolds, be prepared for an enchanting evening filled with surprises, delights, and moments that will linger in your memory. The festivities will culminate in a night of revelry as the dance floor comes alive, and the celebration continues into the wee hours.

But that's not all! The Next Level Gala is not just about glitz and glamour; it's a celebration of excellence. We will be unveiling the winners of our prestigious awards, including the George Osborne Memorial Lectures, awarding the best young cattle vet presentation at the conference. Let's not forget the much anticipated Bovine Practitioner of the Year award that will honour the best and brightest in our industry.

Theme/dress: Take your cocktail outfit to The Next Level and make it fun!


Early bird ends 26 February 2024

Acknowledgement of Country

The ACV Conference will be held on Wiradjuri country.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wiradjuri people as the traditional custodians of the Wodonga region and recognise the continuation of culture, and connection to lands, water and country.

We pay our respects to leaders past and present.