Breakfast Sessions

Monday 22 July

6:45am - 7:45am
Kindly sponsored by Zoetis
Hendra... Hendra… Hypothetically speaking
Dr James Gilkerson

Dr James Gilkerson will take you on a hypothetical journey to challenge your understanding of the impacts of a Hendra virus case to you, your practice and your clients.


Tuesday 23 July


Kindly sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Update on diagnosis and management of PPID and EMS for clinical practice

Dr Allison Stewart
Dr Nicholas Bamford
Dr Rachel Tan

The Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Equine Endocrine Group is comprised of veterinary specialists and researchers with expertise in equine endocrine disease. Equine endocrinology is a dynamic and often changing field thus to support veterinarians in practice this group, and session, aim to provide current guidance on the diagnosis and management of endocrine diseases based on recent research and specific to ANZ horse populations.


Dr. Allison Stewart


Allison graduated from the University of Melbourne and has worked in mixed practice in Australia in addition to completing a residency in equine internal medicine and a fellowship in emergency and critical care in the USA. Allison is currently a faculty member at the University of Queensland. Her research and clinical interests include endocrinology, neurology, ultrasonography, ophthalmology, critical care, and infectious diseases, especially viral and fungal infections. Allison enjoys competing in dressage and working equitation.

Dr Nicholas Bamford


Dr Nicholas Bamford is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Veterinary School where he teaches foundational veterinary biosciences and clinical equine medicine to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students. Nick is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has clinical and research interests in equine endocrinology, metabolism and clinical nutrition. He is President-Elect of the Equine Chapter of the ANZCVS and Co-Chair of the Equine Endocrinology Special Interest Group of the ACVIM.

Dr Rachel Tan


Rachel Tan was awarded her BVSc with Honours in 1997 from the University of Sydney and has worked in mixed practice in Australia and the USA. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has a Master’s Degree from Virginia Tech (USA). Dr Tan has worked at the University of Sydney and was a founding faculty member for the BVSc program at James Cook University. She currently works in private practice at Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital in Brisbane and as a project manager for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Thursday 25 July


EVA FamilyVet Breakfast

Join us for EVA’s second FamilyVet breakfast. The discussion continues with individuals and families juggling the role of being a vet and parent. Parenthood demands unwavering dedication, while veterinary practice presents its own set of complex challenges. Discover the strategies employed by our panel, as they share their experiences and insights.


Acknowledgement of Country

Bain Fallon 2024 will be held on Wonnarua country.

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

We pay our respects to leaders past and present.