Membership Examinations for Unusual Pet Medicine and Surgery 2019

The next available year for candidates to sit the membership examinations will be held in 2019.

We wish all the candidates good luck in the upcoming examinations.

Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV-K5) Release.

The Local Land Services of the Greater Sydney region have issue a warning to all vets in the surrounding regions that there will be a release of a rabbit calicivirus K5 strain to aid in wild rabbit control. The virus will be released as a live solution added to chopped carrots.

This notification is to allow vets to notify clients of the need to vaccinate pet rabbits as all rabbits, including pet rabbits can be affected. For best protection rabbits should be vaccinated prior to 1 March, 2017. 

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What's happening in 2017?

This year there are several exciting conferences coming up that members of the Unusual Pets Chapter may be interested in.

They are

·       AVA Annual Conference: 5-8th June 2017 held at the Melbourne convention and Exhibition Centre.

This conference will feature talks by college members such as Dr Tristan Rich and Dr Liz Selby.

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·       Science Week:  July 6-8th 2017 held on the Gold Coast.

This conference encourages excellence in all fields of veterinary science.



·       FASAVA Conference:  11-14th August 2017 held on the Gold Coast.

This conference brings a wealth of knowledge from veterinarians from the Asia Pacific region. This conference will feature talks by college members such as Dr Brendan Carmel, Dr Tegan Stephens and Dr Liz Selby. This will be a great conference and one not to miss.



·       ICare 2017: 27-29th March 2017 held in Venice.

This is the International Conference on Avian Herpetological and Exotic Mammal Medicine and will feature all the leading veterinarians encompassing all the exotic animal fields.