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Expert Speakers To Go Behind The Headlines At BVA Congress

11 months ago

12th July, 2019 10h21


An exciting range of veterinary scientists and experts will take to the stage at this year’s BVA Congress at the London Vet Show to go behind the headlines on some of the veterinary profession’s biggest challenges and most talked about issues.

From the anti-vax movement and large-scale puppy farming to bad workplaces and the profession’s role in sustainability, this year’s agenda aims to exceed expectations with a range of thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions.

The full programme for BVA Congress – a highlight of the London Vet Show (14-15 November 2019) – has been unveiled today and includes:

BVA is delighted to be working alongside our partners to deliver sessions on the ethics of large-scale puppy farming in association with AWF, on the future of veterinary nursing with BVNA, and on pet obesity with Mars Petcare.

The much-anticipated Wooldridge Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people. Dr Grandin is a pioneering animal scientist, best-selling author and autism spokesperson. She will be giving a ‘unique insight’ into the minds of animals.

Launching the programme, BVA President Simon Doherty said:

“This year’s BVA Congress will provide a platform for delegates to come together to lift the lid and debate issues such as sustainability within the profession, pet obesity, diversity within the profession, anti-vax attitudes, and EMS. It’s an opportunity for vets of all career stages to take time out of clinical CPD and sink their teeth into wider issues that we all feel passionately about.”

BVA Congress sits among an array of educational sessions from BVA and the RVC including the BVA Farm Animal stream, the BVA/BEVA Equine stream, the BVA Career Development stream and the RVC companion animal clinical streams. There is a total of 150+ hours of veterinary CPD to be gained from attending the show. BVA members can get access to the full BVA offering, as well as the usual London Vet Show programme, for 15% less than the lowest advertised price, using their BVA number and the code BVA8 at

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