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2024
New Graduates'
Symposium

April 16-18, 2024

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  • 6 Accredited CPD Hours

  • 7 Expert Speakers

  • Free Registration

Take the stress out of being a new grad Elevate your expertise Learn from the top professionals Overcome Career Obstacles That Graduation Couldn't Prepare You For Quality continuing professional development— completely FREE Be practice-ready!

Be the awesome veterinarian that you deserve to be!

Life as a new or recent graduate can be challenging! From new surgeries, to dealing with the challenges of client communication and ensuring you contribute to great teamwork within your practice. That is a lot to cope with!

This unique event will be held between April 16th and April 18th featuring 6 outstanding and interactive webinars. These webinars are designed to answer your questions and make your life easier as you develop into the awesome veterinarian you deserve to be!

All veterinary students, new/recent graduates, and veterinary teams from across the globe will be welcome to join us in the live and free event!

Life as a new or recent graduate can be challenging! From new surgeries, to dealing with the challenges of client communication and ensuring you contribute to great teamwork within your practice. That is a lot to cope with!

This unique event will be held between April 16th and April 18th featuring outstanding and interactive webinars. These webinars are designed to answer your questions and make your life easier as you develop into the awesome veterinarian you deserve to be!

All veterinary students, new/recent graduates, and veterinary teams from across the globe will be welcome to join us in the live and free event!

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Dr. James King

BVSc (hons) BAPpSc MANZCVs FANZCVS

Dr. Delisa Appleton

BVSc (Hons) PhD
Professional Consulting Veterinarian
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd

Dr. Sarah Hawe

BVSc (Hons), GC-SAECC

Dr. Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)

Dr. Xavier Schneider

BIT BLM(dist) BVSc(hons) MANZCVS (Animal Reproduction) DipACT Registered Specialist in Animal Reproduction

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Dr. Sonja Olson

DVM

Dr. Sonja Olson grew up with her human and animal family members mostly in Maryland, USA. She graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on exotic animal and conservation medicine.

Her professional path led to over 25 years of practicing clinical small animal and exotic emergency medicine in both private and corporate practice environments in Virginia and in Florida. The myriad of opportunities to teach, mentor, and lead during these years were deeply fulfilling and inspirational. Through these personal and professional experiences, there developed an increased awareness of the far-reaching need for veterinary well-being awareness and healthy coping strategies. This combination fostered Sonja’s passion to better understand and increasingly support, the holistic health of the veterinary caregivers.

Dr. Olson’s full-time role currently is Veterinary Wellness Educator for the BluePearl Health & Well-being Team, working alongside licensed mental health professionals. The team has had the opportunity to create initiatives and resources as well as facilitate discussions on well-being concepts that foster a more compassionate, healthy caregiving community and culture. Both in her BluePearl role and outside of work, she seeks to support veterinary associates more globally through podcasts, writing, speaking virtually and in person to veterinary colleagues, and creatively collaborating with other like-minded souls.

Dr. James King

BVSc (hons) BAPpSc MANZCVs FANZCVS

Dr King grew up in Brisbane and graduated with a Bachelor of veterinary Science from the University of Queensland with first class honours in 2013.
He then went on to complete a rotating 12 month internship, and once completed, he worked in Emergency and Critical Care and general practice in Brisbane and the Gold coast for the next 2 years.
He completed a surgical residency with Veterinary Specialist Services, passed his fellowship examinations in 2021 and now a registered specialist in small animal surgery and practicing at VSS on the gold coast.
He has strong interest in neurosurgery, orthopaedics and brachycephalic dogs.
He is passionate about continuing education and is very active in running and assisting practical surgery workshops for general practitioners.
Outside of work, he loves everything outdoors, surfing, keeping fit and spending time at the beach with his wife, daughter and crazy dogs.

Dr. Delisa Appleton

BVSc (Hons) PhD
Professional Consulting Veterinarian
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd

Delisa graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland with honours in 1987 after which she worked in mixed and small animal veterinary practice for 7 years before commencing work in the nutrition industry.
She then returned to the University of Queensland in 1999 to undertake research into nutritional aspects of obesity and diabetes in cats and was awarded a PhD in nutrition in 2004.
In her spare time Delisa loves to paint watercolours, (mostly of birds and wildlife), is a keen photographer and is mum to 3 children, 2 ducks, 5 chickens, 2 dogs, a cat and a cockatiel!
Delisa is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and is currently employed by Hill’s Pet Nutrition as a Professional Consulting Veterinarian with more than 28 years’ experience in the field of small animal nutrition.

Dr. Susannah Bolte

BVSc

I graduated from JCU in 2014 and have worked in rural mixed practice in QLD and NSW since graduation. Currently working in general practice in Mareeba North Queensland. My main passion is working in remote indigenous communities providing veterinary care to animals who would otherwise not have regular access.

Dr. Sarah Hawe

BVSc (Hons), GC-SAECC

Sarah graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2010 and shortly after moved to Hobart to pursue her passion of rowing and work in mixed practice. She went on to work in small animal clinics in Hobart whilst also juggling rowing.
In 2017 she became a world champion in the women’s coxless four and repeated this performance in 2019. She competed in the women’s 8 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics finishing 5th. After taking a year off international level rowing in 2022 she worked as the Clinical Lead Vet in a small animal practice in Hobart. Whilst doing this she developed a passion for mentoring new and recent grads and has continued on with this in her current role with Vet Partners. Currently she is training full time in Penrith for the 2024 Paris Olympics whilst mentoring the Vet Partners new and recent grads from New South Wales and the ACT.

Dr Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Clin Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)

Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a 3-year residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne in 1998.
Following his residency, Philip worked for nearly 6 years at the Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne, becoming the Senior Veterinarian at the centre in 2004. In 2006, Philip undertook a 1-year surgical externship before moving to Townsville to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at JCU. Philip is also co-founder, and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd (www.veteducation.com.au) – one of Australia’s leading providers of online continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

Philip has published numerous manuals and guides concerning emergency medicine, including a CRI manual, haematology and biochemistry interpretation guide, emergency anaesthesia guide, and a ventilation therapy manual for small animals, in addition to being published in peer reviewed literature.

Philip’s key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, envenomations and toxicology.

Dr. Xavier Schneider

BIT BLM(dist) BVSc(hons) MANZCVS (Animal Reproduction) DipACT
Registered Specialist in Animal Reproduction

Xavier graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland and began his veterinary career working in mixed practice in Northern Australia focusing on Equine and Bovine Reproduction.
On returning to Brisbane, he completed a rotating internship in Equine surgery, medicine and reproduction at The University of Queensland Equine Specialist Hospital. Xavier completed a residency in Theriogenology and is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and a Registered Specialist in Animal Reproduction at Queensland Veterinary Specialists. Xavier is also a lecturer with the Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland.
Xavier has a clinical interest in canine, equine and bovine reproduction, medicine and surgery.