GLA “Liquorice Allsorts” Roadshows 2024

Auckland 13th March - Behaviour with Jess Beer

Happy Drugs for Happy Visits - The benefits of Previsit Pharmaceuticals in Companion Animal Practice.

Watch the full recording here.

Christchurch 21th March - Dental with Janine van Dam

Periodontal Disease overview and 5 Common Referral Cases.


Wellington 26th March - Dermatology with Helen Orbell

Identification and Management of Secondary Skin Infections.

Hawkes Bay 15th May - Dermatology with Helen Orbell

Identification and Management of Secondary Skin Infections.


  • 45min specialist of disease topic
  • 15min disease related solutions 
  • 15min Q&A’s
  • 7pm arrival, 7.30 talk commences 

GLA, in association with the NZVA, would like to invite you to attend a series of informative and engaging “mixed bag” of roadshows that will cover Behaviour, Dental and Dermatology. You’ll be able to get a taste of everything… with another roadshow to follow in Spring.

Please feel free to submit any clinic based questions or examples you would like our specialists to cover or discuss. Please submit these to and we will try and cover as many as possible on the night!

Note: Please bring your smart device and download the Kahoot App if you would like to go in the draw to win a prize on the night.

About Our Specalists

We are lucky to have on board the below speakers. Click on their profile pictures to visit their websites.
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Jess Beer

Jess qualified from Massey University with BVSc in 2002 and then work in small animal practice in the UK for almost 10 years before returning home to Auckland.

She gained her MANZCVS in Veterinary Behaviour in 2014 and since then has worked part time in general practice, as well as running a team offering private referral practice for behaviour problems.

Jess currently lives in Auckland with 3 cats and 2 infant bipeds, as well as a new puppy. One of her goals, is to help prevent behaviour problems with appropriate behaviour advice on training and environmental management.

Jess is keen to educate and support more vets in general practice with the enigma that is Behaviour!

Please check out her website and Facebook for more information on the workshops, classes, and our Helping Pets with Vets Course.
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Janine van Dam

Janine lives in St Martins, Christchurch with her husband, three children, three Flemish Giant rabbits and eight free range guineapigs.

She graduated from Massey University with a BVSc in 1997, and worked as a general vet, for many years in New Zealand, Australia and England. Janine attained her Membership in Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery from the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in July 2016. She then started a company called Pet Dentistry, and began locuming and seeing dental referrals in Christchurch.

Now Janine only works with dental cases, and receives referrals from all around the South Island. Last year Janine visited around ten vet clinics in New Zealand doing in clinic training for vets and nurses. She has also assisted dental specialist Dr Tony Caifia and Dr Geraldine Gorman at many workshops here in Christchurch and also assisted at workshops run by the NZVA.

Janine is passionate about animal dentistry and it is her aim to educate pet owners about dental health and also to help veterinarians provide the best dental care to their clients that is available.
Helen Speakers

Helen Orbell

Helen graduated from The University of Queensland in 2001 and has worked as a small and large animal vet in New Zealand, Australia, the US and the UK.

She obtained ANZCVS membership in Small Animal Medicine in 2007 and worked in the Community Practice at Massey for several years. She completed a residency with the Animal Dermatology Clinic and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2021.

Helen has recently opened her own clinic – the Referral Animal Skin Hospital (RASH) – in Palmerston North and the team also travels to Wellington and Hastings.