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Focus on
Recent Graduates

May 1 – June 2, 2022
RACE-approved for 3 CE credits

May 31 – June 2, 2022

Take the stress out of being a
new grad Elevate your expertise Learn from the top
Overcome the challenges that
nobody told you during 
Quality continuing 
professional development —
completely FREE
Be practice-ready!

Take the stress out of being a new grad Elevate your expertise Learn from the top professionals Overcome the challenges that 
nobody told you during graduation
Quality continuing professional development — completely FREE Be practice-ready!

Become a Veterinarian that your team and clients love!

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!

Join us from May 31st to June 2nd for the 2022 Recent Graduate Symposium – featuring 3 outstanding and interactive webinars – designed to help answer your questions, and make your life easier on your way to developing into the awesome veterinarian you deserve to be!

This event is FREE to attend for Veterinary Students and New/Recent Graduates. However, all the veterinary teams from across the globe are welcome to join!

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Don’t wait and struggle! Get all your questions answered from expert veterinary professionals in live, fully-interactive sessions online!

Dr. Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (VECC; Medicine of Dogs)

Dr. Michelle McArthur

BA (Psych) Hons, D(Clin)Psych

Dr. Taylah Locastro


Dr. Melissa Kozaruk

BVSc. Hons (Syd)


All sessions will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lectures, a link to the recordings will be shared with you a few days following the event.

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Philip Judge​

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs) Director: Vet Education Pty Ltd

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 ( – 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.

  • Philips key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, envenomations and toxicology.
  • Consultant in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  • Internationally renowned lecturer and published author
  • Dedicated to providing you with innovative and exciting online learning
dr michelle mcarthur bio

Michelle McArthur

BA (Psych) Hons, D(Clin)Psych

Dr. Michelle McArthur, is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the School of Animal and Veterinary Science at the University of Adelaide. She developed as well as implements the clinical communication skills and wellbeing program in the School. Her research interests include clinical communication as well as veterinarian and veterinary student wellbeing. Dr. McArthur is called upon nationally to provide skills-based communication workshops as well as mental health and wellbeing seminars in veterinary practices and Schools. She has presented her work at multiple national and international conferences and symposia.

Taylah Locastro


I am an empathetic, enthusiastic and dedicated veterinarian committed to a career in small animal medicine. I have experience in emergency & critical care, general practice, and shelter medicine. I am particularly interested in chronic pain management, palliative care and behaviour. I have been in the veterinary industry since 2008 and have worked in multiple roles; from an animal assistant, veterinary nurse (GP, emergency and referral), volunteer, to a veterinarian.
I am passionate about veterinary mental health, and progression through the current challenges in the industry. I am therefore a Mental Health First Aider for the workplace, and fundraise for Love Your Pet Love Your Vet.

In addition to my veterinary degree, I have completed a Bachelor of Science (Zoology/Marine Biology) and was given the opportunity to participate in undergraduate studies not only in Australia, but Borneo and Ecuador. I have international and national public speaking skills, experience in scientific writing, and research experience. These additional activities have given me education and life experience I am beyond grateful for.

Melissa Kozaruk

BVSc. Hons (Syd)

Melissa is the hospital director and lead veterinarian at EHVH. Melissa graduated with first class honours from the University of Sydney in 2012 and has been a part of the EHVH team ever since. Her interests include clinical leadership and staff development, emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery and canine reproduction. Melissa is an accredited Stress Free Veterinary Professional with Stress Free Pets.
Melissa has undergone further surgical training and mentoring to be able to perform brachycephalic airway surgery at EHVH. Melissa has also completed further post graduate training in soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine and endocrinology through Massey University, New Zealand. She enjoys learning and is currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound through Melbourne University.

Melissa currently owns three Australian Shepherds, ‘Evie’, ‘Lily’ & ‘Sirius’. Melissa competes in many dog sports with her Australian Shepherds, including showing and obedience, plus Melissa and ‘Evie’ are also an accredited DELTA therapy dog team. Melissa and her husband are now the proud parents of beautiful baby boy, Quinton.
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