Conference Programme 2022

Conference Programme 2022

View the programme below and join us at the ExCeL London this 17th & 18th November and gain up to 17 hours of CPD over just two days. Don't miss our inspiring lectures, workshops and sessions, programmed by the RVC & BVA, featuring leading speakers from around the world! PLUS some exciting new education features. Not to mention meet with 350+ suppliers of practice-transforming veterinary products and services. 

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RVC Clinical Theatre 1
  1. BVA President's Address
    BVA president's address
    • Pharmacology
    This session will discuss choices for pain medications in companion animals. The first choice is often an NSAID. However, when these agents fail, or risks occur, other agents can be considered. There ...
    Drugs for chronic pain - what to give beyond NSAIDs?
    • Surgery
    Have I had a surgical complication or was it inevitable? Am I to blame, or did the system let me down? Complications are complex and all surgeons experience them. However, there are positive steps tha ...
    • Neurology
    Neurological emergencies represent a common and sometimes challenging clinical dilemma in general practice. This is particularly true when deciding whether a patient is a candidate for medical managem ...
    • ECC
    • Feline
    Feline trauma is a common reason for presentation to both first opinion and referral practice. This lecture will describe the initial stabilisation of the cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological ...
    • ECC
    • Pharmacology
    This session will discuss problems with dose adjustment in critical care patients. Many patients have organ dysfunction and these considerations can affect drug therapy. * Patients with decreased rena ...
    • Internal Medicine
    Mystery Tour
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RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    • Anaesthesia
    • ECC
    Trauma accounts for 10% of the emergency admissions in veterinary medicine and some of them may require advanced diagnostics and treatment. This patients are usually unstable and will require some deg ...
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    Acute Kidney Injury replaced the term Acute Renal Failure some years ago. Using the word “injury” rather than “failure” recognises the fact that recovery can occur. The term helps to describe a wider ...
    • Anaesthesia
    • Vet/Nurse Team
    Improving patient safety has become a central focus of modern medicine and more specifically anaesthesia. Anaesthesia is risky and adverse events and intraoperative complications can evolve rapidly an ...
    The vet/nurse team: Ensuring effective and safe anaesthesia for our patients
    • Exotics
    • Vet/Nurse Team
    This session will cover hospitalisation, case management and subsequent home care of the sick small mammal. We will cover some common presentations and discuss how to get the most out of the whole tea ...
    • Cardiology
    Do you struggle with ECGs? Don’t know your P’s from your Q’s? Atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia? In this lecture, Dave will give you a brief overview of when and how to use ECGs and Holte ...
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    Proteinuria is a common diagnostic dilemma in small animal practice. Data suggests that 1.5% of dogs presented in general veterinary practice have chronic kidney disease, and glomerular diseases may a ...
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RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
    In this presentation, we will provide up to date knowledge about the microbiome, what it does, how it interacts with the living organism and how specific therapies such as the fecal microbiota transpl ...
    • Exotics
    This session will cover an approach to the most common bird and reptile presentations and the species differences that can make these challenging cases. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate comm ...
    • Cardiology
    Being presented with a puppy or kitten with a heart murmur is as stressful for vets and nurses as it is for owners. In this lecture, Dave will present a practical approach to how to diagnose and triag ...
    • Pharmacology
    This session will discussion common myths and misconceptions about drug therapy in companion animals. * Some long-held assumptions may not be true * Clinging to old ideas and misconceptions can compro ...
    • Orthopaedics
    What do you do when the lame dog doesn't improve with rest and symptomatic treatment?Making an orthopaedic diagnosis can seem challenging, however there are tips and tricks to getting the most out of ...
    • ECC
    • Exotics
    This session will cover the triage, stabilisation, and approach to initial diagnostics in the emergency bird, reptile and small mammal case. This session is aimed at general practice vets wanting to b ...
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IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Diagnostics
    • Haematology
    Haematology is a robust diagnostic tool which is at the forefront of almost every clinical investigation. The depth and breadth of clinically relevant information that can be extracted from haematolog ...
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Diagnostics
    • Haematology
    Do blood smears make you sweat?! Whether it's producing a good quality smear or interpreting what you see down the microscope, blood film preparation and examination can be challenging. This presentat ...
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Diagnostics
    • Haematology
    An anaemic patient walks into the practice and sets you on a journey of haematological investigation. What should you pay attention to in automated results and blood film examinations? Which informati ...
    • Case-based
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Diagnostics
    • Haematology
    Not all anaemias are created equal… What can you do when your patient does not follow the rules? A case-based discussion to guide you on the approach for more complicated and/or less clinically predic ...
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Diagnostics
    • Haematology
    Sometimes all is not as it seems...Haematology analysers can provide us with a wealth of information, but some of the data may be lost in translation. This is a case-based approach to interpreting res ...
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Diagnostics
    • Haematology
    Is the analyser, always right? the analyser is only as powerful as the person who reads and interprets the results; it is you rather than the machine who is responsible for your patient. It is essenti ...
    • Case-based
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Diagnostics
    • Haematology
    Am I dealing with haemic neoplasia? Reaching a diagnosis of leukaemia can be straightforward or fraught with challenges. Moreover, the spectrum of hemic neoplasia has vastly different clinical and pro ...
    • Case-based
    • Imaging
    • Internal Medicine
    • Clinical Pathology
    Is there any such thing as 'normal'? This talk discusses the strengths and limitations of population-based reference intervals, how to identify 'significant' change and what that really means for your ...
    • Case-based
    • Clinical Pathology
    An abnormal result for one patient can be perfectly normal for another. Moreover, a patient with a ‘normal profile can have significant pathological changes which can be easily overlooked. Elaborating ...
    • Case-based
    • Diagnostics
    • Endocrinology
    What do you do when your patient hasn't read the textbook?! This talk addresses both canine and feline thyroid disorders and how to approach those cases that are a diagnostic challenge. Using some cas ...
    • Diagnostics
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    Using SDMA and kidney biomarkers to understand preanaesthetic health and make practical decisions around supporting the patient through the entire anaesthetic procedure, recovery, and post evaluation ...
    • Diagnostics
    • Feline
    • Nephrology
    Recent evidence suggests that inclusion of high levels of inorganic phosphate in prepared diets for cats can have negative effects on renal health as is thought to be the case for human health. In thi ...
    • Feline
    • Nephrology
    • Nutrition
    Feline chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common disease, especially in elderly cats. Nutritional management is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic plan. CKD diets have a variety of modi ...
    Feline CKD diets: when and how to use them
    • Diagnostics
    • Infectious Disease
    Different diagnostic tests are available for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, and the appropriate choice of testing may vary with what is available for the infectious disease in question, stage o ...
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IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    • Nutrition
    This presentation will focus on the decision-making process on when and when not to initiate enteral nutrition. With a focus on the route of enteral nutrition, and potential complications which need t ...
    • Dental
    To Extract or Not Extract? That is the Question By Gerhard Putter During this talk, we would like to present cases when extraction of teeth is indicated and alternative treatment options to consider. ...
    • Cardiology
    The presentation will help colleagues faced with a murmur in a dog with deciding which cases should be investigated further and which cases are less of a concern. Besides characteristics of the murmur ...
    • Dermatology
    • Surgery
    When is surgery indicated in the management of otitis   By Hilary Jackson Chronic otitis is a complex condition in which successful management requires recognition of the primary disease, predisposing ...
    • Orthopaedics
    OA dilemmas:  when NSAIDs aren’t enough – what do I do next? By Jamie McClement When initial OA therapy is not enough, there can be a bewildering number of additional therapies out there.  How do I ra ...
    • Internal Medicine
    Medical approach of biliary mucocele in dogs By Marc Dhumeaux We will discuss the current diagnostic approach and medical therapies available for biliary mucoceles in dogs. I think it's a biliary muco ...
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Wet Labs (Gallery Suite 6)
    • Surgery
    Lots of practical tips and a how to guide to performing surgery on brachycephalic dogs including wedge rhinoplasty and resection of the soft palate. Positioning for intra-oral surgery Wedge resection ...
    • ECC
    Managing a dyspnoeic patient can be very stressful. This workshop will demonstrate various practical techniques which can be used to treat patients with dyspnoea including thoracotomy (chest) tube pla ...
    • Orthopaedics
    The first step to repairing many common fractures is to atraumatically access the bone concerned; identify anatomical landmarks and the correct site for implant placement. This surgical wet lab will e ...
    • ECC
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nutrition
    • Anaesthesia
    • Nursing
    • Pain Management
    • ECC
    Managing a dyspnoeic patient can be very stressful. This workshop will demonstrate various practical techniques which can be used to treat patients with dyspnoea including thoracotomy (chest) tube pla ...
    • Surgery
    Lots of practical tips and a how to guide to performing surgery on brachycephalic dogs including wedge rhinoplasty and resection of the soft palate. Positioning for intra-oral surgery Wedge resection ...
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RVC Equine Theatre 1
    • Equine
    Hoof balance represents one of the most misused global terms in the equine industry and is differently understood by the various stakeholders. This talk reviews the relevant literature regarding the l ...
    • Equine
    Diseases of the foot are one of the most common sources of lameness in horses. Due to its relative low cost and wide availability, radiographic examination of this area is one of the first instance to ...
    • Equine
    Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. ...
    • Equine
    Cardiac arrhythmias are common in the horse. The aim of this lecture is to provide you with the skills to identify common arrhythmias that may be seen on a resting ECG and how to interpret their clini ...
    • Equine
    The approach to the horse with skin disease will be covered, emphasising the importance of history, documenting dermatological findings, creating a problem list and conducting diagnostic investigation ...
    • Equine
    This session will cover the pathophysiology of equine obesity, methods of quantifying fatness and the negative health related consequences, In addition, strategies for promoting weight loss will be di ...
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RVC Equine Theatre 2
    • Equine
    • Equine
    Rescuing equines from trailers and cattle grids, bogs and ditches, fires and floods have become far more understood in recent years. As emergency responders have developed procedures and techniques to ...
    • Equine
    Any equine practitioner that has had to attend to a recumbent horse in practice will agree that they present a major diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In this lecture, I will discuss a systematic ...
    • Equine
    In this talk we will cover the common dental disorders encountered by the equine practitioner in geriatric horses. Sedation in the geriatric Managing "end stage" mouths Managing diastema in the geriat ...
    • Equine
    The sacroiliac joint and pain deriving from this complex region remains poorly understood in horses, although our understanding grows as the body of literature grows. A deeper understanding can be der ...
    • Equine
    We will discuss assessment, treatment options and timing of treatment for angular limb deformities in foals. Know how common angular limb deformities present Recognise the importance of regular assess ...
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BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    • Equine
    The coughing horse is a common presentation in first opinion equine practice, and it is easy to assume that it’s always equine asthma. In this presentation we will challenge that assumption and look i ...
    • Equine
    A review of periparturient disasters and how to manage them. Generally issues in pregnant mares and neonates around foaling can be very stressful situations. With peri-parturient disasters you can be ...
    • Equine
    Attending an equestrian competition of any type can be stressful since the unexpected often occurs with the horses, not to mention communicating with owners, riders, agents and competition officials.  ...
    • Equine
    The threat of exotic equine disease arrival on our shores is ever present and has occurred on a number of occasions over the years. With vets being the first line for their identification, it is essen ...
    • Equine
    Obesity and laminitis are arguably the greatest threat to equine welfare in the UK and are the result of inappropriate dietary management. Strategies to tackle equine obesity have met with limited suc ...
    • Equine
    Veterinary equine dentistry has advanced significantly in the last 25 years, with greater knowledge and understanding of equine dental anatomy and pathophysiology. Together with the development of adv ...
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BVA Farm Theatre
    • Farm
    • Farm
    The session will tackle obstetric emergencies in cattle and sheep by blending practical tips from the authors own experience with what the available evidence is telling us; with the aim of maximising ...
    • Farm
    How to deal with a number of common cattle cases that a mixed practitioner will be presented with and how to deal with them. Confidence in diagnosis and treatment of some of the more common cattle pre ...
    • Farm
    Sustainable farming systems are essential in tackling the climate and ecological crises, and the vet-led team has an essential role to play. Veterinary professionals have a unique One Health perspecti ...
    • Farm
    During the presentation I will cover causes of the down cow, treatment and management. I will also discuss how to differentiate between this being an individual or a herd issue. We will then discuss t ...
    • Farm
    Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is acknowledged as one of the leading causes of losses in the beef and dairy industry. The costs of the disease are well documented, with significant impacts on produc ...
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RVC Nursing Theatre
    • Nursing
    Brachycephalic pets are becoming increasingly popular with ownership spiking in recent years. Brachycephalic breeds are associated with several conditions, including respiratory diseases, such as brac ...
    • Nursing
    • Vet/Nurse Team
    This session is taking place in the RVC Clinical Theatre 1 and will be delivered by Jessica Gilby, Head Theatre RVN, Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College, Lynda Rutherford, Seni ...
    • Nursing
    • Vet/Nurse Team
    This session is taking place in the RVC Clinical Theatre 2 and will be delivered by Lisa Angell, Head Anaesthesia Nurse, Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College and Dr Carolina Pal ...
    • Nursing
    • Vet/Nurse Team
    This session is taking place in the RVC Clinical Theatre 2 and will be delivered by Dr Vicki Baldrey, Lecturer in Exotic Species and Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery, Royal Veterinary Collegeand Abi ...
    • Nursing
    In veterinary medicine, anaesthesia is mainly maintained through the administration of volatile anaesthetic agents. Since 1975, Sevoflurane, Isoflurane, Desflurane and Nitrous Oxide are recognised as ...
    • Nursing
    This lecture will cover the basics of dental disease in the small herbivore – concentrating on rabbits and guinea pigs but also touching on chinchillas and degus. It will cover the aetiology of this b ...
Business Theatre
  1. There is undoubtedly a crisis in veterinary medicine regarding compassion fatigue, burnout, depression, and unhealthy coping. The leaders across the industry are working hard to identify causes, bring ...
  2. Veterinary is evolving, education, expectations, pet ownership, technology, and in-practice requirements. The question isn't merely what we can do to adapt but how we can evolve with the future and be ...
    Adapt and thrive, an insight into the future of veterinary
  3. There’s not a lot we wouldn’t do for our furry family members, but pet care costs can often add up and unforeseen situations can leave owners facing unanticipated costs.Fortunately, humm is here to he ...
    The role of finance in a vet practice
  4. The veterinary professions seems to have fallen out of love with itself. The older generation speak nostalgically about the passion and community of being the local vet. The younger generations are gi ...
    Not just a job - cultivating happiness at work
  5. The financial crisis of 2008 demonstrated that veterinary clinics are largely recession resistant. Indeed, pet care spending grew. Despite the extreme challenges, vet clinics broadly proved to be simi ...
    Vaccinating your clinic against stagflation
  6. Whilst management fads come and go, the concept of leadership has stood the test of time since Biblical times. This is because our need for leadership is psychologically rooted in our human discomfort ...
  7. 30 Under 30 Awards Ceremony
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BVA Congress
  1. What is flexible working from both an employer’s point of view, and also from an ambulatory large animal practice perspective. Can farm animal veterinary be as flexible as other sectors? What will hap ...
  2. Why do clinicians study for years, and then end up leaving the profession? What makes clinical work so demanding and whose role is it, to enhance the retention of the clinical workforce? Identifying t ...
  3. The UK farming sector is facing one of its most difficult economic and business climates. Energy costs are soaring driving up the cost of inputs. Labour shortages are further compounding problems. Far ...
    What is the price of animal welfare? How the cost of living crisis will impact all creatures great and small in association with AWF
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BVA Career Development
  1. Do you ever struggle to find your voice when you are witnessing workplace discrimination? Have you ever wondered what you can be doing to create more inclusive workplaces?You will learn when to challe ...
  2. Locum life is becoming more and more popular within the veterinary industry due to the freedom and flexibility it offers so many veterinary professionals. However, as a locum RVN myself, I’m here to t ...
  3. Why do we easily get on with some people and others just annoy us? Why do some people engage with you and others seem to actively drag you down?Being a member, or a leader, in a high performing team, ...
    Wellbeing - Treat people how they like to be treated (personality types)
  4. There is increasing understanding today about stress, stress fatigue, the causes of mental fatigue, and the effects it has on the body. Decision fatigue is a form of stress and mental fatigue that res ...
  5. The art of communication is far more than simply the spoken word. It requires a deeper understanding of people, different personality types, different communication styles, and the ability to actively ...
Gallery Suite 8
    • Behaviour
    In this session, Loni will discuss the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on socialisation in companion animals.Loni will outline the factors that have led to wide-ranging issues with social interactions ...
    Post Covid behaviour problems – It’s not all about pandemic pups! Problems with social interactions
    • Behaviour
    Covid related lockdown periods were expected to result in canine behaviour problems, particularly in the dogs that joined homes during those periods. Yet behaviourists are seeing large numbers of dogs ...
    Post Covid behaviour problems – it’s not all about Pandemic Pups: sound sensitivity
    • Behaviour
    In this session, Emma will outline the ways in which psychoactive medications can be used to support behaviour cases.  We will cover factors that influence the choice of medication including the impor ...
    Post Covid behaviour problems - it's not all about pandemic pups! Using psychoactive medication in behaviour cases
    • ECC
    As part of the EVECCS/VECCS international ECC Stream this session, we will review the rapid diagnosis and management of patients with sepsis and what really counts in the identification, stabilisation ...
    Sepsis diagnosis and treatment
    • ECC
    In this VECCS/EVECCS international ECC stream session we will cover areas to help you and your team with preparing the ER, your team and yourself for emergencies, tips and tricks and tools to manage t ...
    Emergency patient team preparedness and reducing the pressure of the emergency to get the best outcomes
    • ECC
    In this VECCS/EVECCS international ECC Stream we will review: What is CRP and how should I use it? Is it going to help me treat me patients of guide any therapy? We will explore the past, present and ...
    Seven things you need to know about CRP
    • ECC
    In this VECCS/EVECCS international ECC stream session, we will cover areas to help you and your team with the escalating costs of equipment and services, with the added increasing expectations and red ...
    Addressing the never-ending story of cost increases in ECC care
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  1. British Chronic Illness Support Society
  2. Vet Mums
Gallery Suite 15-16
    • Anaesthesia
    This session will provide an overview of key cardiovascular physiology relevant to anaesthetizing patients with cardiovascular disease. It will then focus on protocols and their rationale for anaesthe ...
    Anaesthesia for the patient with cardiac disease
    • Anaesthesia
    This session will focus on patients with endocrine disease, in particular diabetes mellitus, hyperadrencorticism and feline hyperthyroidism. It will provide an overview of the pathophysiological backg ...
    Anaesthesia for the patient with endocrine disease
    • Anaesthesia
    This session will focus on cats with chronic kidney disease. It will provide an overview of key renal physiology relevant to anaesthetizing patients with renal disease. It will then focus on protocols ...
    Anaesthesia for the patient with renal disease
    • Anaesthesia
    This session will provide an extensive overview of liver physiology and functions of the liver. Evaluation of the patient with hepatobiliary disease and considerations will be discussed. The impact of ...
    Anaesthesia for the patient with hepatobiliary disease
    • Anaesthesia
    Patients with respiratory disease are potentially the most high risk anaesthesia cases we come across in our clinics. They present us with really challenging decisions and are often at risk of destabi ...
    Anaesthesia for the patient with respiratory disease
  1. A seismic supply chain shift: the growing demand for visibility of inventory data between manufacturers, wholesalers and vet corporates and why it wil
Gallery Suite 17
  1. The interplay between pain and behaviour is a crucial topic within behavioural medicine. The individual nature of the pain sensation in relation to the emotional and cognitive aspects must be consider ...
    Who says I’m not in pain?
  2. The presentation will provide a review of canine sedation, particularly the physiology of alpha-2 receptors and the pharmacology of alpha-2 adrenoreceptor agonists and their reversal. It will also int ...
    Zennovation in sedation – the next generation of alpha-2 agonists’
  3. Strangles, caused by Streptococcus equi, remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases of horses worldwide. The transmission of S. equi is facilitated by its ability to persist within the gutt ...
    Rein in the impact of strangles
  4. This talk will highlight how microbiome health and host immunity are intertwined and how the microbiome can be an effective tool against antimicrobial resistance. Further, this presentation will cover ...
    Data driven solutions to reduce the negative effects of antibiotics
Food For Thought Stream
  1. Despite common beliefs about raw feeding our goal here is to inspire vet and nurses to open their minds.  We will encourage you to acknowledge the well-educated client we have nowadays and point out t ...
    RAW FEEDING: An act of insanity or common sense?
  2. 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 ...
    Evidence for health benefits of vegan dog food
Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 1
  1. Did you know there is a simple blood test to help find some of the common canine cancers, including lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma? This course covers challenges and unmet needs in the diagnosis of cani ...
    Early detection can save lives: what you need to know about cancer screening with a simple blood test
  2. In this lecture, the science behind photobiomodulation (laser therapy) will be discussed. Principles of how this non-invasive modality can decrease inflammation, treat pain, and benefit healing in a v ...
    Photobiomodulation: Laser therapy in veterinary medicine, more than physiotherapy
  3. Lasers for therapy; pain relief, inflammation, and accelerated healing have rapidly advanced in the last decade.  Safety compliance is now possible without dedicated space and the expense of required ...
    Laser Therapy: Evolving technology, research validation, safety and rapid ROI - can you have it all?
  4. An overview of why your clinic should start using Platelet Rich Plasma in your patients. Discuss the evidence for the use of platelet-rich plasma in cats and dogs, its mode of action and clinical appl ...
    Regenerative medicine in veterinary first opinion practice. Platelet rich plasma overview and clinical cases.
  5. Ultrasound has changed the way over the last 20 years that many emergency cases are managed and treated. Point of care ultrasound does what it says on the tin, the use of ultrasound patient's side. As ...
    Butterfly flutterby how can pocus help us?
  6. Today, domestic animals and pets are fully considered family members. They live and grow among us almost without any difference. At such a point, they, unfortunately, tend to develop similar diseases. ...
    Enhance both diagnosis and cost-efficiency of your MR systems
  7. What is STELFONTA®? Which mast cell tumour cases should you use it for? How effective is it? Got questions about when to do surgery vs treat with STELFONTA®?  This presentation will introduce attendee ...
    STELFONTA® - a new mast cell tumor therapy: tips, updates and cases from everyday practice
Exhibitor Showcase Theatre 2
  1. Virtual care - transforming pet care accessibility and industry capacity Virtual veterinary care is a relatively nascent concept within our industry, but it’s taking hold amongst clients for its ease ...
    Virtual care - transforming pet care accessibility and industry capacity
  2. The session takes a look at corneal ulcers from the perspective of the GP vet in practice. We look at some of the common “misconceptions” and pitfalls we see in general practice when diagnosing and tr ...
    Practical approach to Corneal Ulcers, a GP vet perspective
  3. Building a digital ecosystem is important for your veterinary business. The elements of that ecosystem include how you manage your customers, products, orders, and inventory in an efficient manner. It ...
    Building a digital veterinary ecosystem
  4. Whether you’re looking to set-up or expand your practice facility, there are many options and challenges you’ll have to consider along the way. For example, whether a refurb or extension is appropriat ...
    Building expansion – Where to start
  5. A few years ago, quantity footfall in practice was the goal. Now, practices target quality footfall in practice. How can home delivery support this quest? This session will look at the benefits of hom ...
    To deliver, or not to deliver – Could combining home delivery with your pet health plan work for your practice?
  6. Reflux and regurgitation are common complications in dog and cat anaesthetics. Clinical sequelae include oesophagitis, post-operative pain, oesophageal strictures, laryngospasm, and aspiration pneumon ...
    Cutting anaesthetic risks: reflux and regurgitation
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RAMP (Stand H50)
  1. This lecture will focus on research evidence, quantitative measures and the kinematic effects of treatment leading to how the use of McTimoney technique facilitates rehabilitative care within a vet le ...
    The use of animal chiropractic within the veterinary industry
  2. Gabrielle will aim to highlight the benefits and techniques used to assist the recovery in chronic lameness cases in the equine patient.  Discuss where the veterinary surgeon and physiotherapist can w ...
    Equine proprioceptive techniques
  3. How can respiratory Physiotherapy aid the recovery of the acutely unwell respiratory patient, what are the indications and contraindications?
    Physiotherapy management of the small animal respiratory patient
  4. RAMP - The gold standard
  5. A video of treatment will be visible on the screen whilst our McTimoney Animal Practitioner explains the process including how the adjustments improve kinematic range of motion through specific areas ...
    The McTimoney animal chiropractic treatment in dogs
  6. Maria will overview some therapeutic techniques using the canine lead to optimize balance, direction and engagement of movement therapies in the dog.
    Canine therapeutic lead work
  7. The principles of taping with horses and dogs, its use in treatment and rehabilitation and a discussion of the relevant research in this area.
    Principles of Kinesio taping in horses and dogs
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RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    • Diagnostics
    • ECC
    Dealing with dogs and cats with acute abdomen can be challenging on a number of aspects. Is this patient as sick as it looks? Why is this patient so painful? Is this patient surgical? Am I missing som ...
    Saving lives – diagnostic approach and management of the patient with an acute abdomen
    • Pharmacology
    This session will discuss clinically important drug interactions and incompatibilities. Some drugs are incompatible when mixed prior to administration. Some drugs cause interactions due to effects on ...
    • Feline
    Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a catastrophic disease generally of young, pedigree cats, that is caused by mutation of the ubiquitous feline enteric coronavirus, which results in pyogranulomat ...
    • ECC
    Fluids are one of the most common medications we give to our patients; however when prescribing these we do not always think about the consequences they can have on our patients' balance, especially w ...
    • Feline
    • Pharmacology
    This session will discuss, with examples, specific drug therapy issues for cats. Important pharmacology issues for cats include unique susceptibility to some medications, differences in oral drug abso ...
    • Ophthalmology
    This lecture will briefly go through some tips and tricks in the ophthalmic examination to get the most information possible from the patient presenting with an eye problem and the pitfalls to avoid. ...
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RVC Clinical Theatre 2
    • Behaviour
    Multi pet households are common and yet harmony within them is not always easy to achieve. When pets don’t get along caregivers can struggle as they try to see things from each pet’s point of view, wh ...
    • Anaesthesia
    Many people still think cats are like small dogs, when there is nothing that far from reality. In this lecture we will outline the differences between the species regarding anatomy, physiology, handli ...
    Anaesthetising cats vs dogs – how are they different?
    • ECC
    • Vet/Nurse Team
    Some of the patients we manage in general practice might require critical care, resulting in our team and ourselves feeling stretched. However managing critical patients can be exceptionally rewarding ...
    • Endocrinology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Vet/Nurse Team
    This session will explore how the veterinary team can optimise management of the hypoadrenocorticoid patient. The session will emphasise the challenges faced around prioritising nursing and veterinary ...
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Microbiology
    The world of clinical microbiology has made significant advances in the last decade and veterinary medicine is starting to catch up. Larger diagnostic microbiology laboratories have made investments i ...
    • Behaviour
    This presentation will consider some of the reasons why approaches to behavioural issues can sometimes be unsuccessful and responses to behavioural modification techniques can fall short of expectatio ...
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RVC Clinical Theatre 3
    • Microbiology
    • Pharmacology
    Multidrug-resistant bacteria are at the forefront of concern in human medicine and are an emerging risk to consider when treating veterinary species. This session will describe the major pathogens tha ...
    • Ethics
    Ethical dilemmas are a cause of stress for veterinary practitioners and animal owning clients. Often, there is no ‘right’ answer; always, there is a need for veterinarians to act in an animal’s best i ...
    • Endocrinology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Ophthalmology
    Dogs and cats differ with regards to the presentation and management of diabetes. One such difference is the development of diabetic cataracts. Dogs with diabetes are highly likely to develop cataract ...
    Diabetic cataracts - are they avoidable and what can you do about them?
    • Client Care
    • Communication Skills
    The triangle of care, widely adopted in the NHS, describes a therapeutic relationship between the person (patient), staff member and carer. It promotes safety, supports communication, and sustains wel ...
    • Endocrinology
    • Internal Medicine
    The management of diabetes mellitus in pets has been a source of confusion and frustration for many years. It is therefore not surprising that a recent survey reported that 30% of newly diagnosed dogs ...
    • Internal Medicine
    In this lecture, we will discuss three dogs who presented with anaemia and melaena but had very different final diagnoses. A logical approach to anaemia and bleeding involves a rationale consideration ...
idexx
IDEXX Advanced Diagnostics
    • Diagnostics
    • Feline
    • Internal Medicine
  1. Mycobacteria are of clinical importance in our patients, but what does it all really mean? From mycobacteria to feline leprosy syndrome and non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis. Which organisms matter and ...
    • Diagnostics
    • Feline
    • Internal Medicine
    Getting out much? Diagnosing FeLV infection remains challenging due to different outcomes of infection, which can vary over time depending on the balance between the virus and the host's immune system ...
  2. Feline oral lesions are usually challenging. Inflammatory and neoplastic oral diseases might be similar at clinical examination: a proliferative lesion not always is a neoplasia. For making a definiti ...
    • Diagnostics
    • Infectious Disease
    Screening imported dogs for exotic parasites is essential for health planning for the individual patient, minimising zoonotic risk and the possibility of endemic establishment. ESCCAP UK & Ireland rec ...
    • Diagnostics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    Due to the increase in the number of imported pets in the UK, vets are encountering a number of unusual diseases in dogs, including Ehrlichia, Brucella, Hepatozoon and Babesia. These can be challengin ...
    • Case-based
    • Imaging
    • Internal Medicine
    • Diagnostics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    Leishmania is becoming an increasingly recognised diagnosis in dogs in the UK as a result of pets being imported from mainland Europe. Many vets in the UK have no previous experience of this disease. ...
    • Diagnostics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    Leptospirosis is still a significant challenge in veterinary practice, despite international vaccination programmes. In this session we will discuss how to spot these cases and make a confident diagno ...
    • Diagnostics
    • Endocrinology
    • Internal Medicine
    Hyperadrenocorticism is a commonly diagnosed (and perhaps overdiagnosed?) endocrine disease in dogs. Several diagnostic tests are available to aid in the diagnosis of this disease, but each comes with ...
idexx
IVC Evidensia Referrals Theatre
    • Neurology
    Is this a seizure? - what can you do to differentiate seizures from other paroxysmal episodes By Raquel Trevail Epilepsy is a common pathology seen in practice. These cases require ongoing support and ...
    • Anaesthesia
    When buprenorphine is just not enough - pain management options in our patients By Derek Flaherty This presentation will allow delegates to: ·       Appreciate situations where buprenorphine may not b ...
  1. Diabetes mellitus is a condition that can be well managed in the general practice. And that includes complicated cases as well. However, both, dogs and cats, are referred too frequently due to “abnorm ...
  2. Basic Life Support By Steve Murphy  This presentation will allow delegates to identify patients that have gone into cardiac arrest/respiratory arrest. How to deliver appropriate chest compression to s ...
CPD
Wet Labs (Gallery Suite 6)
    • Ophthalmology
    • ECC
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nursing
    • ECC
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nutrition
    • Orthopaedics
    The first step to repairing many common fractures is to atraumatically access the bone concerned; identify anatomical landmarks and the correct site for implant placement. This surgical wet lab will e ...
    • Anaesthesia
    • Nursing
    • Pain Management
    • Ophthalmology
    • ECC
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nursing
rvc
RVC Equine Theatre 1
    • Equine
    In this overview of ultrasonography of the flexor tendons and suspensor ligament we will cover a variety of techniques including on and off-incidence, non-weight bearing views, doppler, dynamic assess ...
    • Equine
    A practical approach to when and how to perform distal limb blocks (both regional and intrasynovial), including the foot, pastern, fetlock and digital sheath regions. In addition, different approaches ...
    • Equine
    A practical and tip-filled discussion about how to maximise the chances of successfully managing the wound of the distal limb including ensuring a thorough evaluation of synovial structures involved. ...
    • Equine
    In this case-based session, we review images of horses with normal ophthalmic variations, cases with ocular anomalies and ocular pathology. We will provide tips and tricks for the ophthalmic examinati ...
    • Equine
    A complete and through reproductive examination including a history of the breeding techniques used and stallion fertility is vital to identify the potential cause of subfertility.Infectious and infla ...
    • Equine
    This session will review the most common ailments of foals during the first six months of life. It will cover assessment, diagnostic tests and therapeutics using a practical, age-based approach. There ...
rvc
RVC Equine Theatre 2
    • Equine
    As an elite athlete, the cardiovascular system of the horse is well adapted to meet the requirements of exercise. However, exercise-induced cardiac remodelling may not always be benign. This presentat ...
    • Equine
    Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy (RLN) remains a major cause of poor athletic performance. The current standard treatment for RLN is the prosthetic laryngoplasty or tie-back as described by Marks et al. ...
    • Equine
    Competition horses are under perfect conditions to develop allergic lower airway disease: they travel frequently and long distances to shows, where they perform the intense exercise and are exposed to ...
    • Equine
    After a brief refresher on the basic mechanism of pain, this presentation will go over how different chosen modalities interact with the different pain pathways. Using that information, we will go ove ...
    • Equine
    As horse vets, it is sometimes easy to overlook more subtle myopathic causes of poor performance in our patients, because we disregard either non-specific disease features (such as paresis) or become ...
    • Equine
    The horse‘s back plays an important role in athletic performance, enabling the controlled transfer of forces between the pelvic and thoracic limbs. During locomotion, gravitational and inertial forces ...
bva
BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
    • Equine
    Poor performance is one of the most challenging presentations in equine practice. The differential diagnoses include inumerable underlying causes such as respiratory disease, lack of talent or practic ...
    • Equine
    Assessing the horse under saddle forms a vital part of the lameness and poor performance investigation as some causes of lameness, back, pelvic and neck pain are exacerbated or only seen when ridden. ...
    • Equine
    Despite the pressure of patient side interpretation, the key to successful radiology is improving the quality of your radiography. Enduring the damp and cramped stable with an unlevel floor, mass of v ...
    • Equine
    This will be an interactive session looking at the things that commonly go wrong during pre-purchase examination of horses. It will take the form of open discussion as well as a presentation. Consider ...
    • Equine
    Uveitis is a common source of ocular pain and the leading cause of blindness in horses. In this session, we will review the different presentations of uveitis in horses and we will learn to identify t ...
    • Equine
    This presentation will focus on getting the most out of your clinical examination. There’s rarely the need for the fancy kit to give your client the most appropriate advice when you detect something m ...
bva
BVA Farm Theatre
    • Farm
    This presentation should arm you with the knowledge to evaluate a sick camelid in the field. It should also give you a good idea where to start with investigation and treatment; and the basics of rout ...
    • Farm
    This session will enable you to examine family (pet & backyard) poultry with confidence. We will start by making sure you can identify subtle clinical signs in sick hens to better define and refine yo ...
    • Farm
    As farm veterinary surgeons, we all know that it is rarely solely about using medicines to treat sick animals, though when it is, the pressure is on to use what we have responsibly. And whether we are ...
    • Farm
    Farm vets are seen as trusted advisors by their farming clients and are frequently turned to for information on animal health and welfare, as well as farm business decisions. Farm vets are therefore i ...
    • Farm
    Goat numbers within the UK continue to increase and the mixed practitioner may find themselves with our caprine friends on their day list. We’ll cover some of the common cases, conditions, enquiries a ...
    • Farm
    Calvings often occur overnight and can be a high stakes and high pressure case for the out of hours farm vet. Unfortunately there is no prescribed way to approach every calving and individual variatio ...
rvc
RVC Nursing Theatre
    • Nursing
    The transition from nurse to manager is one that is not uncommon in the veterinary industry. But are the skills required to be member of the clinical team the same as those needed as a manager? Many o ...
    • Nursing
    A good level of Infection prevention and control knowledge by the veterinary care team in practice is more important that now than ever before. This session will explore challenges that we face as vet ...
    • Nursing
    • Vet/Nurse Team
    This session is taking place in the RVC Clinical Theatre 2 and will be delivered by Eleanor Haskey, Emergency and Critical care Nurse, Royal Veterinary College and Dr Stefano Cortellini, Senior Lectur ...
    • Nursing
    • Vet/Nurse Team
    This session is taking place in the RVC Clinical Theatre 2 and will be delivered by Gina Parkes and David Church More details here
    • Nursing
    It is estimated that chronic valvular heart disease is the most common heart disease in dogs in most parts of the world. It is therefore likely that many of the patients you have registered suffer fro ...
    • Nursing
    This session will discuss the importance of nutrition in the hospitalised patient, with particular reference to critical patients, and the benefits of early intervention with supported nutrition in te ...
Business Theatre
  1. We may be moving on from covid but practices are still feeling the effects, none more so than frontline staff. An increase in demand and other challenges have made the chronic issue of staff wellbeing ...
  2. Chairperson
  3. Much has been said about getting off the hamster wheel as a veterinary leader. But still the Hamster Wheel (aka the clinical grind) is something veterinary leaders remain trapped on and will continue ...
    How to run a successful veterinary practice without all the drama
  4. In this talk Thom Jenkins, Co-founder and CEO of PetsApp, will help us explore what vet clinics have to learn from consumer-obsessed companies - like Netflix - about subscriptions and recurring revenu ...
    Netflix & Bill: Secrets of subscriptions and recurring revenue
  5. Alex Darvill, managing director of ACD Projects - experts in veterinary and animal welfare design and build, would like to share with you the latest trends in designing and building a veterinary pract ...
    Vet practice design and build – Current trends, new building regulations and environmental changes
  6. The importance of workplace interventions in supporting long and healthy careers.   An overview of the data from the ‘Menopause and the Veterinary Profession’ report by Veterinary Woman and SPVS. (Liz ...
congress
BVA Congress
  1. - Farmed animal welfare is often treated as the poorer second cousin to environmental, social and health issues when it comes to food- We can not have truly sustainable food systems or sustainable die ...
  2. My second book, "How Kissing A Frog Can Save Your Life", looks at how understanding the lives of animals can help treat human disease. It will combine stories of medicine, nature and travel to places ...
  3. Incivility is defined as rude or unsociable speech or behaviour. Sadly, almost all of us have heard, seen or been subjected to rude or uncivil behavior within veterinary practice from both clients and ...