Clinical Abstracts

The Clinical abstracts presented at Congress offer a unique opportunity to engage with the veterinary profession and discuss the latest cutting edge research. 

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who presented an abstract in 2016. The award winners who will be presented with their prize at Congress 2017 have been announced below.

The application process for presenting an abstract in 2017 has now closed. We will notify successful presenters in January 2017.

2016 Clinical Abstract Award Winners

We hope you managed to catch some of the inspiring oral and poster presentations at Congress in April 2016. We are delighted to announce the winners of the Clinical Abstract and Poster Awards will receive their £300 prize at Congress 2017.

Medical Award

An evaluation of the shock index in cats with hypoperfusion: a novel, pilot study

Russell graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014 and spent a year in small animal practice before joining Langford Veterinary Services as a small animal intern. These projects were completed during his internship and Russell is due to begin his PhD in Molecular Immunology at the University of Bristol in October 2016 to continue to develop his research career.

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Practitioner Award

Preliminary findings from a prospective investigation of cats presenting with dyspnoea in general practice

Christopher qualified from Glasgow in 1981. He has an RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and also has a PhD from the University of Bristol. Christopher taught in small animal medicine at Glasgow for a decade from 1988–98. He has published about 40 papers but is still principally a clinician working in practice.

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Surgery Award

The incidence of post-attenuation neurological signs in 243 dogs with congenital portosystemic shunts.

Rhiannon graduated from the RVC in 2012. After two years of mixed practice in Cornwall, she undertook a rotating small animal clinical training scholarship at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. She now works at Bath Vet Group.

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Poster Award

Pilot survey about awareness and approach towards feline injection site sarcomas by first opinion veterinarians in England.

Madeleine graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012 with Honours. She was awarded the ISFM (then FAB) prize for Feline Medicine for her project on feline injection-site sarcomas, on which this poster was based. Madeleine has worked in a small animal practice in London since graduating and particularly enjoys feline medicine.

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2016 Poster Presentations

The posters below were presented at Congress 2016. To view the posters please click on an image below and the selected poster will open in a new window.

Panos Archontakis

Gabriele Barella

Jose Miguel Campos

Gwendoline Chaix 

Marina Domingues

Pablo Perez Lopez

Dan O'Neil

 Andrew Armitage

 Zoe Belshaw

Gwendoline Chaix

Sara Dias


 Siobhan Firmin


Owen Davies


Madeline Totham


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