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The conference features a mix of lectures and hands-on workshops lead by experienced presenters from around the globe. Topics focus on practical information for the busy veterinary nurse and how to master difficult and important daily tasks.


The lectures and workshops provide comprehensive learning, but it doesn’t end there. New understanding and ideas come from interacting with people across a wide variety of workplaces and cultures.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Mami Irimajiri
Ph.D. Dipl. ACVB

Dr Mami is a veterinarian who has worked in Tokyo and USA. She received her PhD at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine where her research was about Canine Compulsive Disorder.

She has taught behaviour medicine at Kitasato University and Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University as an assistant professor for 9 years. Currently, she is working at Hills Pet Nutrition Japan while speaking worldwide about behaviour medicine to veterinarians and veterinary students. She is also seeing behaviour cases at Synergy Animal General Hospital receiving referral cases.

She loves to talk and share about animal behaviour to veterinarians, vet students and pet owners the importance of human animal bond and animal welfare.

Sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition

Keynote Speaker

Maggie Burley
Dip VN (Dentistry), VTS (Dentistry)

An experienced and highly skilled Registered Veterinary Nurse in the veterinary dentistry field. Maggie holds a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Dentistry) with 12 years’ experience in small animal general practice and became the first Veterinary Technician Specialist in Dentistry in Australia through NAVTA's Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians.

Maggie is passionate about increasing the standards of care of our dentistry patients through education of the entire veterinary team.

Sponsored by Animal Industries Resource Centre

Here's what people are saying

  • An international event well worth the trip! Fantastic speakers and content. Take the chance and attend!
    Fiona Steele
  • Great chance to meet old friends and make new ones. I learnt new ideas and refreshed my skills.
    Christy Lee
  • The lectures were fantastic. Very engaging and well-organized. Useful to put into practice immediately.
    Yvonne Lui
  • I gained a lot of knowledge and practical skills. The speaker was great and I make some new friends.
    Josephine Su
  • Fun and attractive workshops make us learn more for our daily job 👍🏽
    Joyce Chan
  • A fruitful experience. I learnt a lot from different vets and senior nurses.
    Kay Yiu
  • The lectures were intriguing and pragmatic! Definitely picked up some useful tips for work!
    Jeffrey Chan

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Eventbrite - International Veterinary Nursing Conference 2019

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