Conference Programme

Conference Programme

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23 Jun 2022
  1. Clinical Theatre 1
  2. Clinical Theatre 1
    This presentation will cover initial patient assessment, difficult cases perhaps better dealt with in referral practice, pre and peri-operative management and surgical techniques in a top tips format. ...
  3. Clinical Theatre 1
    Optimal ongoing care for senior felines
    Senior cats are those aged 11 years and over. Senior cats benefit from good preventative healthcare since there are many common (and manageable) conditions which are prevalent. Concurrent disease diag ...
  4. Clinical Theatre 1
    Outlining why ‘one size/procedure does not fit all’ Ross will explain why it is important to consider each cruciate patient individually and will outline the factors he considerations when treating pa ...
  5. Clinical Theatre 1
    The presentation will consider the background to the current trend for raw feeding of dogs and cats, encompassing historical publications, cultural shifts in attitudes to pets, peer to peer communicat ...
  6. Clinical Theatre 1
    This lecture will look at the various ways for vets to tackle a poisoning case when they are presented with one in practice. The importance of initial history taking and questioning of the owner will ...
  7. Clinical Theatre 1
    Ophthalmology - when it's not just conjunctivitis
    Red eyes and ocular discharge can just be plain, old conjunctivitis or represent early signs of more severe ocular disease. In this session we will discuss the top differentials of conjunctivitis, inc ...
24 Jun 2022
  1. Clinical Theatre 1
  2. Clinical Theatre 1
    Technology is always developing and evolving with new advances happening more swiftly than ever before. During this session Adam and Hannah will look what recent advances have taken place in regards t ...
  3. Clinical Theatre 1
    This presentation will look at the incidence of toxicity in small mammals, and will discuss in detail which compounds can cause problems. In contrast to dogs and cats, rabbits and many rodents have ve ...
  4. Clinical Theatre 1
    Neonatal and paediatric small animal emergencies present regularly to primary care practice for a variety of reasons and as these patients can decompensate rapidly, expedient care is essential. As the ...
  5. Clinical Theatre 1
    Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (aka CRGV or 'Alabama Rot') has received a great deal of media attention over the past few years and as a result many dog owners are understandably concerne ...
  6. Clinical Theatre 1
    Chronic pain conditions in small animals represent an important welfare challenge. Painful conditions have diverse presentations and, in many cases, evidence on the most efficacious management is weak ...
  7. Clinical Theatre 1
23 Jun 2022
  1. Clinical Theatre 2
    In this session we will cover triage and the first steps in stabilizing the major body systems of emergent patients. We discuss the emergency database and interpretation of bloods and imaging to aid t ...
  2. Clinical Theatre 2
    The session will cover the role of teletriage during the pandemic, and the challenges and opportunities presented by changes in client behaviour, pet ownership and pressures on staffing. We will consi ...
  3. Clinical Theatre 2
    In recent years there has been an explosion in small animal endocrinology literature, tests and treatments. Much of this has led to a greater understanding of the diseases that we commonly encounter b ...
  4. Clinical Theatre 2
    In this session we will look at three common reasons for presentation to the emergency hospital: the intoxicated patient, the collapsed patient and those that present in respiratory distress. We will ...
  5. Clinical Theatre 2
    There are a variety of causes of both acute and chronic upper respiratory tract disease in cats. Diagnosis of upper respiratory tract disease does not require high tech equipment in most cases. Sarah ...
  6. Clinical Theatre 2
    Mast cell tumours are the commonest skin cancer in dogs, with many popular breeds (Brachycephalic breeds, Labrador and Golden retrievers, Cocker Spaniels) predisposed. As the majority of cutaneous mas ...
24 Jun 2022
  1. Clinical Theatre 2
    My top 10 ophthalmology tips
    The speaker`s top 10 hacks and ophthalmology top tips on ophthalmic surgery, diagnostic work-up and treatment options will be presented. The top tips will not be presented in any particular order and ...
  2. Clinical Theatre 2
    Reporting, in a general practice setting, of behavioural concerns by caregivers has increased dramatically over recent years. In addition, the expression of concerns over the behaviour of patients vis ...
  3. Clinical Theatre 2
  4. Clinical Theatre 2
  5. Clinical Theatre 2
    This presentation will cover the diagnosis and treatment of dental disease in rodents primarily but will include other species such as ferrets, raccoons, meerkats and marmosets. The key skills, import ...
  6. Clinical Theatre 2
    ‘Triaditis’ describes concurrent pancreatitis, cholangiohepatitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in cats. First reported in a 1996 case series 1996, the disease associations were controversial f ...
  7. Clinical Theatre 2
    Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE) has been renamed Acute Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea Syndrome (AHDS) as we now know there is no gastritis in this condition thought to be due to a Clostridium type A toxin ...
23 Jun 2022
  1. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    Finding flexibility in the clinical rota was put in the “too difficult” box until the pandemic forced practices to tear up the rule book. But as the dust settles, are we in danger of going back to old ...
  2. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    Are you struggling to differentiate yourself from your colleagues on paper? Many vets concentrate on their veterinary technical skills when writing a CV and that's the start of the problem. The majori ...
  3. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    There is no shortage of clients and patients demanding veterinary services at the moment. This, coupled with a shortage of vets, makes veterinary practice seem very busy. However, it is all too easy t ...
  4. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    Leadership career stories - If you can see it, you can be it
    Come along and hear about womens leadership journeys within the veterinary profession to support your own leadership development pathway. There is good evidence that a key enabler to development as a ...
  5. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    Why are cats always the underdog?
    Since the last general election there have been twice as many mentions of dogs and puppies than cats and kittens in Westminster. When it comes to policy, dogs are known as the political animal and cat ...
  6. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    For most of us our working lives have changed, some for the good, some for the worse, but when did you last stop and consider what does the "new normal" look like. Are you happy with it? Do you wish y ...
24 Jun 2022
  1. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    How we see ourselves and how good we feel about ourselves matters. If affects how we show up as veterinary professionals, leaders or colleagues and in our personal relationships and parenting. There’s ...
  2. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    A BVA Voice survey found that the majority of vets in clinical practice see the greatest opportunity for improving sustainability is in reducing the impact of veterinary businesses. But how do we know ...
  3. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    Foundations for launching a veterinary practice
    De-mystifying the bewildering variety of software, IT, cloud, and phone services. Understand how and where to start to launch a successful veterinary practice.
  4. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    In 47 years I have never seen the veterinary profession so unhealthy, impoverished and unhappy. We have a huge opportunity (and necessity) to change the way small animal veterinary practices run. We w ...
  5. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    Alongside the boom in pet ownership during the pandemic we saw the growth in a much darker side of puppy breeding, with canine fertility clinics popping up across the UK. These unregulated clinics, wi ...
  6. Business, Career & Debates Theatre
    Do you want to improve as a leader? Do you want to be the boss you always wished you’d had?It’s nice to feel comfortable in your job, to perform well and feel like everything is under control. Unfortu ...
23 Jun 2022
  1. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Regenerative Medicine in Veterinary General Practice: Platelet Rich Plasma Overview
    Regenerative medicine has become increasingly popular in both human and veterinary medicine for treatment of multiple disease processes, and recent studies have demonstrated its efficacy in managing n ...
  2. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Reflux and regurgitation are common complications of routine anaesthesia.  Clinical sequelae include oesophagitis, post-operative pain, oesophageal strictures, laryngospasm and aspiration pneumonia. T ...
  3. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Evidence-based Nutrition : Canine Vegan Foods Adequacy, Safety and Health Benefits
    There has been a surge in feeding plant-based foods to pets and advocates extol the health benefits of this practice without providing scientific evidence to support their claims. In this presentation ...
  4. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Pet parasite risk assessments in practice: why, what and how
    Parasite prevention and control advice is an essential service we provide to pet owners. A parasite control program, however, should not just be a blanket recommendation without consideration of how m ...
  5. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Safe and Effective Laser Therapy - Is It Possible?
    We discuss Class I (True) Super Pulsed Laser Therapy; the research behind it, how effective and safe it is, the benefits of blue light technology, and how it differs to Class IV lasers. We also hear f ...
  6. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Things to consider before owning your own practice
24 Jun 2022
  1. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Parasitology: Testing Times? Navigating the current challenges in practice, a Q&A with Cat Henstridge & Ian Wright
  2. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Airway complications are frequently identified during or after dental anaesthesia in companion animals. In particular, laryngospasm and airway obstruction are commonly seen. This presentation will con ...
  3. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Do you want to love diagnosing Cruciate ruptures?
  4. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    When to intervene- Management of Osteoarthritis in the younger dog
  5. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Safe and Effective Laser Therapy - Is It Possible?
    We discuss Class I (True) Super Pulsed Laser Therapy; the research behind it, how effective and safe it is, the benefits of blue light technology, and how it differs to Class IV lasers. We also hear f ...
  6. Exhibitor Showcase Theatre
    Reconstructive skin surgery in a first opinion practice
23 Jun 2022
  1. Business Showcase Theatre
    N/a panel discussion
  2. Business Showcase Theatre
    Recruitment marketing – how to stand out to talent considering their next move
  3. Business Showcase Theatre
    Session sponsored by Vetsdigital
  4. Business Showcase Theatre
    Make your practice easier and more profitable to run!
    Discover how to leverage the power of technology – without any jargon, complexity, or hassle for your team.
  5. Business Showcase Theatre
    Recruitment 101
    Hiring Managers: We all know there is a recruitment crisis, right? What are you doing about it? How are you improving your methods to attract the right talent to your opportunities? If you're a hiring ...
  6. Business Showcase Theatre
24 Jun 2022
  1. Business Showcase Theatre
    Ultraviolet C for treating infections - do you need antibiotics?
    This talk explores the new techniques for treating microbial keratitis in animals.The mainstay of treatments for infective keratitis has been antimicrobial agents with little in the way of new develop ...
  2. Business Showcase Theatre
    Why veterinary practices are missing a digital trick
    Provet Cloud recently carried out a survey, which indicates that vets are ‘missing a digital trick’ due to a lack of adoption of cloud-based practice management systems and relatively low uptake of di ...
  3. Business Showcase Theatre
    Are digital vet services our kryptonite?
  4. Business Showcase Theatre
    Civility in Practice: Why behaviour matters and how to prevent a ‘permissive environment’
    In this session we will explore the crucial topic of civility and the impact of team behaviour on wellbeing and patient outcomes. Understand the background to Civility Saves Lives, how this has been a ...
  5. Business Showcase Theatre
    A New Point of Care Test to Assist in Antibiotic Stewardship
  6. Business Showcase Theatre
    What opening my own practice during COVID has taught me, a conversation with Dr Rob Tulloch
    Contrary to what you might expect, opening a new veterinary clinic during COVID proved to be a godsend. There’s been a resurgence of independent practices opening up, aided by the advent of veterinary ...
23 Jun 2022
  1. Nursing Theatre
    Respiratory distress is life-threatening; characterised by severe dyspnoea and hypoxaemia. It is a common presentation in veterinary medicine and often challenging. Prompt, successful emergency manage ...
  2. Nursing Theatre
    We've all experienced the devastating feeling of loss; whether it's the loss of one of your own companion animals, a patient or a human friend or family member. As veterinary carers we are confronted ...
  3. Nursing Theatre
    British wildlife will often be presented to small animal veterinary practices by members of the public for emergency care. The basic principles of such care for the vast majority of wildlife casualtie ...
  4. Nursing Theatre
  5. Nursing Theatre
    Emergency database is crucial to guide us on our decisions and approach during stabilization of critical animals. For this reason, it is very important for the clinicians to be familiarized with the b ...
  6. Nursing Theatre
    When you think of the role of a Registered Veterinary Nurse people often say “so they work with cats and dogs?” Actually, try rhinos, lions, pangolins, turtles, otters, elephants, giraffe - the list g ...
24 Jun 2022
  1. Nursing Theatre
    Diabetes mellitus is a common condition in both cats and dogs, and a disorder which relies heavily on input from the veterinary nurse. These patients often present severely unwell with decompensated d ...
  2. Nursing Theatre
    Registered Veterinary Nurses play a vital role in treating patients in congestive heart failure (CHF), and accurate monitoring with careful handling can make all the difference to their prognosis when ...
  3. Nursing Theatre
    Hepatic lipidosis is a common complication seen in feline patients after rapid and severe weight loss. It has a number of severe consequences for our patients and the prompt identification and treatme ...
  4. Nursing Theatre
    There are diets that theoretically can be made and be nutritionally balanced and complete, for example, vegan diets for cats. If these diets are not made correctly, how do we know that they are comple ...
  5. Nursing Theatre
    There are many congenital heart defects reported in dogs, with varying degrees of severity and clinical presentations, but what can we do for them?   Interventional cardiology is a rapidly developing ...
  6. Nursing Theatre
    The nutrients in our diets play such an important role in the functioning of our bodies. Recent, and still ongoing, research into nutrient positives and negatives on the functioning of the heart has b ...
23 Jun 2022
  1. Hands-On Workshops
    This practical session will cover main considerations in GDV patients and will focus on important aspects of the anatomy, de-rotation technique and gastropexy.
  2. Hands-On Workshops
  3. Hands-On Workshops
  4. Hands-On Workshops
    In this session, we will cover basic principles of suturing including instrument handling, suture selection and techniques for the most common surgical procedures.
  5. Hands-On Workshops
  6. Hands-On Workshops
  7. Hands-On Workshops
24 Jun 2022
  1. Hands-On Workshops

    With the veterinary profession being strongly encouraged to take an active role in reducing discrimination in the workplace, there's never been a more important time to put allyship into action. 

    Challenging Scenarios is a brand-new workshop, run by members of BVCIS, BVLGBT+ and BVEDS as facilitators, that puts attendees into real-life scenarios, and gives them the practical tools to champion diversity and inclusivity in their practice or organisation. The workshop takes place in Suite 27 on Friday, 24 June at BVA Live. 

    This workshop requires both active participation and reflective observation. You will be placed in small groups and work through immersive scenarios such as how to challenge inappropriate language and what to expect when you've challenged a colleague.

    You will walk away from this workshop feeling more confident to challenge discriminatory behaviours in your workplace, a better understanding of why it's important to do so, and the practical tools to execute your actions in the most effective manner. 

    Thanks to Elanco for making this workshop possible.

Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsor

  • Elanco

Silver Sponsor

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Virbac

Silver Sponsor

  • Medivet

Media Partner

  • Vet Record

Media Partner

  • In Practice

Media Partner

  • Vet Surgeon

Education Partner

  • Central CPD

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