Wildlife Society of the NZVA Conference
23-25 November 2018
Dunedin: The Wild South!
Our conference brings together the diverse groups who work with wildlife in the clinic and outdoors through talks, a field trip to the rugged Otago Peninsula and workshops. It will inspire, enthuse and equip veterinarians to work confidently with wildlife of all types, and provide life-long connections for support and enjoyment in this dynamic sphere.
There will be fantastic talks from local wildlife experts, wildlife veterinarians, conservationists and ecologists. We are spoiled for choice with our field trip, with 'Penguin Place' and 'The Royal Albatross Centre' nearby on the Otago Peninsula.
This year, part of the academic programme will be held at Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary nursing, with a chance to look through the newly established Dunedin Wildlife Hospital.
Call for abstracts
We are now calling for abstracts. Please fill in this form and send it in to us with the supporting information by Thursday 20 September.
8.30am Friday 23 November - 5pm Sunday 25 November.
More information available here.
The South is not only home to some spectacular native wildlife, but is also home to some of New Zealand's top wildlife researchers and wildlife advocates. In addition to our veterinary speakers, the link below shows a taste of a few of the local speakers presenting at the NZVA Wildlife Conference.
Friday/Saturday: Otago Museum
Sunday: Orokanui Ecosanctuary
Workshops will be run for approximately 3 hours on the afternoon of Friday 23 November.
Managing avian reproductive disease
Increase your knowledge and competence with managing and treating common reproductive disorders in avian patients.
Tutor: Janelle Ward
Price: From $65
Hone your skills in avian gross pathology
Tutor: Stuart Hunter
Price: From $75
Limited to 16 people
This year delegates will have three field trips to choose from. You'll find information for each destination via the following links:
- Monarch/Penguin Place | Saturday 24 November
- Albatross Colony Tour | Saturday 24 November, $70pp (based on minimum numbers)
- Orokanui Ecosanctuary | Sunday 25 November
More information will be available soon.
If your budget doesn't stretch to include a field trip, you may like some of the free activities Dunedin has on offer:
- Otago Museum
- Botanic Gardens
||Wildlife society member
||Retired/ Student/Vet Nurse
|Full conference (excluding field trips & workshops)
|Workshops (Friday afternoon)
||Managing avian reproductive disease
|Avian pathology & wet lab
|Field trips (Saturday afternoon)
||Wildlife boat cruise & Penguin Place (minimum of 10 people required)
|Albatross colony visit Tairoa Head (minimum of 15 people)
|Field trips (Sunday after- noon)
||Orokanui guided 1 hour walk
|Orokanui self guided walk
||Etrusco: The Savoy Building, 8A Moray Place, Dunedin | Friday 23 November.
||S / M / L
Colour: Black, Charcoal, Green, Bright Royal
Size: SML, MED, LRG, XLG, 2XL
Colour: Black, Charcoal, Green, Indigo
Size: XSM, SML, MED, LRG, XLG, 2XL
Etrusco,The Savoy Building,8A Moray Place, Dunedin | Friday 23 November.
The following three motels have offered to hold accommodation until beginning October for us. All are within close walking distance to the Otago Museum where the first two days of the conference are to be held.
Booking instructions: To receive a special conference rate, contact the motels directly and use the reference "Wildlife Conference". DO NOT use the online booking system. If you do not book within the booking period, you will not be guaranteed to receive the conference discount and you may need to look elsewhere for accommodation.
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