Vet Ed Down Under Gatton 2020

Sharing practice growing together

11-13 February 2020, School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia

Welcome to the Vet Ed Down Under Symposium

The UQ School of Veterinary Science would like to extend a warm welcome to all veterinary educators, clinicians, nurses, technicians and technologists who teach, researchers and veterinary students wishing to attend the second biennial Australasian Veterinary Educators Symposium, ‘Vet Ed Down Under’.

Our target delegates include veterinary and veterinary technology/ nursing academics, educators, clinicians, practitioners, researchers and students.

The symposium is a two day event (Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 February, 2020) promoting veterinary education in the Australia/New Zealand region through the sharing of innovations, ideas and best practise in teaching and learning in an open and friendly atmosphere. Post-conference workshops will be scheduled on Thursday 13 February 2020.

The symposium will include keynote speakers, interactive poster presentations, and workshops. The Symposium Dinner held at Spicers Hidden Vale Retreat, Grandchester on the evening of the 11th of February.

Important Dates

15 August 2019 – Call for Abstracts (Workshops and Posters)

13 September 2019 – Registration Opens

1 December 2019 – Abstract Submission (Workshops) closes

17 January 2020 – Abstract Submission (Posters) closes

24 January 2020 – Registration Closes

11 February 2020 – Symposium Day 1 and Symposium Dinner

12 February 2020 – Symposium Day 2

13 February 2020 – Post-Conference Workshops

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

Associate Professor Julie Cary

Associate Professor Julie Cary

Diplomate ACVS/ Director Clinical Communication Program & Clinical Simulation Center, Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, United States of America

Dr Eloise Jillings

Dr Eloise Jillings

Senior Lecturer/Associate Dean (Admissions & Students), Massey University, School of Veterinary Sciences, New Zealand

Associate Professor Elizabeth Tudor

Associate Professor Elizabeth Tudor

Associate Professor/ Associate Dean Curriculum, The University of Melbourne, School of Veterinary Science


The symposium theme is ‘Sharing practice, growing together. We are interested in exploring all perspectives and interpretations of this theme.  Abstracts for workshops and posters will be welcomed on a range of topics, including (but not limited to):

Grassroots learning and teaching

Clinical skills, professional development

Employability and entrepreneurship

Cross-cultural experiences

Entry pathways for equity students

Visions for our future

Collaborations and cross- disciplinary pollination

Interprofessional learning

Students as partners

Supporting and mentoring


Cultural awareness training


UQ School of Veterinary Science, Gatton, Queensland, Australia

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School of Veterinary Science
The University of Queensland, Main Dr & Outer Ring Road, Gatton QLD 4343

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The organisers of Vet Ed Down Under Gatton 2020 acknowledge the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which the conference will be held. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.