Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Coming Soon!

The programme will feature BVA Live Companion including two small animal clinical streams, BVA Live Debate, BVA Live Careers and two exhibitor showcases. With speakers such as Sarah Caney, Carolyne Crowe, Paul Horwood and Tobias Grave, you can expect the same quality CPD that you would at the London Vet Show in a concise format. BVA Live hosts five theatres featuring:

  • Companion Animal – two small animal clinical streams delivered by world-class veterinary speakers.

  • Debate –  join us to debate and discuss the latest developments and issues facing the profession and hear from the BVA Officer team.

  • Careers – these sessions will empower you to grow and thrive in your career. Our speakers provide practical tips and advice designed to make sure your career is as successful and enjoyable as possible. 

  • Exhibitor Showcase  – Hear about innovative products and services that could transform your practice and help you provide the very best care for your patients.

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Clinical Topics

Anaesthesia for geriatric patients

Behaviour

BOAS Surgery

Cardiology

Dentistry

Dermatology

ECC

Endocrinology

Exotics surgery

Feline Medicine

Gastroenterology

Geriatrics, feline medicine

Imaging

Infectious Disease

Ophthalmology

Nutrition

Sexual Health

Surgery (General)

Telemedicine

Toxicology

Debate & Careers Themes

Mental health

Navigating the “new normal”

CV and interviews – standing out from the crowd

Hot topic debates

Wellbeing – how to thrive

Leadership outside your comfort zone

+ 6 business lectures

Confirmed Speakers

Marge Chandler, DVM, MS, MANZCVS, DACVN, DACVIM, MRCVS

Sarah M. A. Caney BVSc PhD DSAM(Feline) MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine

Luca Ferasin DVM PhD CertVC PGCert(HE) DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) GPCert(B&PS) FRCVS, European & RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology.

Sam Lindley BVSc, MRCVS,

Jane Ladlow MA VetMB Cert SAS, Cert VR DiplECVS MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery (soft tissue), Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge Veterinary School

Molly Varga

David Walker, Head of Medicine at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists

Aoife Reid MVB CertAVP(ECC) PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCVS

Angelika von Heimendahl MSc MScVet Cons BVM (Berlin) MRCVS DipECAR

Dr Sarah Penturn MRCVS, Dogs Trust

Mayank Seth BSc (Hons) BVetMed (Hons) DACVIM (SAIM) DipECVIM-CA MRCVS, American, European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Head of Internal Medicine, Animal Health Trust

Jonathan Pink BSc BVetMed CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS

Samantha Taylor BVetMed(Hons) CertSAM DipECVIM-CA FRCVS. European Veterinary Specialist in Internal Medicine, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine

Molly Varga

Speakers in the spotlight

Paul Horwood

BVetMed DBR MBA MRCVS

Paul has had a varied career so far, initially an Officer in the Royal Marines, Paul left and trained as a vet at RVC, qualifying in 2000, but kept his links with the military, returning to the front line in Afghanistan in 2012.

He joined Westpoint Farm Vets, becoming partner, owner and director along the way, before selling to Private Equity in 2015. In 2017, Paul diversified and set up Sandstone Communications with some other interesting people he had met.

Paul has a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction, an MBA from Open University, is a trustee of Vetlife, is a Mental Health First-aider, and is a founder of VetYou, a financial advice platform for the veterinary profession.

Sarah M. A. Caney

BVSc PhD DSAM(Feline) MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine

Sarah is internationally recognised as one of only thirteen RCVS Specialists in feline medicine working in the UK. Sarah has always enjoyed seeing a mixture of first opinion and referral feline medicine patients and has a particular interest in elderly cat medicine.

Sarah founded Vet Professionals in 2009 and has authored a number of the Vet Professionals ‘Caring for a cat’ series of books. Sarah regularly conducts online research with cat owners and has published widely in prestigious international journals.

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