Clinical Abstracts

BSAVA Congress is built on a foundation of community and learning. An integral part of the 4-day event is the diverse programme of clinical abstracts where researchers alongside vets, VN’s and practice staff share the latest research, unusual case reports and novel procedures. 

The Clinical abstract can be on any veterinary subject, such as announcing the preliminary results of a new study, describing interesting cases or discussing new techniques - submissions from those in general practice are especially encouraged.

Clinical Abstracts are part of an ever-expanding programme of CPD, showcasing concepts and the latest thinking from around the globe and across the veterinary spectrum. At Congress 2017, 127 submissions from 14 different countries including Brazil and Iran were successfully accepted, with topics ranging from neurology to soft tissue surgery and practice management.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for BSAVA Congress 2018. Successful applicants will be notified in January 2018.

2017 Clinical Abstract Award Winners

We hope you managed to catch some of the inspiring oral and poster presentations at Congress in April 2017. We are delighted to announce the winners of the Clinical Abstract and Poster Awards who will receive their £300 prize at Congress 2018.

LOUISE SCANLON            
Intern/Recent Graduate Award Winner

Homeless pet owners – how does service provision impact on the human–animal bond?

Louise has spent the past year researching the issues surrounding homelessness and pet ownership and has studied the unique and dynamic bond that exists between homeless owners and their pets.

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Surgery Resident Award Winner

Clinical features of methadone constant rate infusions in 382 dogs and cats

David is a small animal practitioner at RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital, London. He is currently studying for CertAVP in Small Animal Surgery alongside a part-time PhD in the ethics of EBVM and veterinary interventions at the RVC.

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Poster Award Winner

Comparison of canine intravenous catheter site preparation with standard chlorhexidine gluconate and isopropyl alcohol scrub versus a commercial single-use 2% chlorhexidine gluconate and 70% isopropyl alcohol applicator

Emily currently works as an Anaesthesia Nurse at Dick White Referrals, where she is studying to become a veterinary technician specialist in anaesthesia.

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Practitioner Award Winner

Offering female cat neutering assistance to cat hoarders as a tool to improve the welfare of the colony in 10 multi-cat households

In November 2015 Kayleigh began developing a veterinary outreach programme at the RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital for multi-cat houses, which are referred through the RSPCA inspectorate.

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Medicine Resident Award Winner

Assessing the utility of the neutrophil-tolymphocyte ratio to differentiate canine inflammatory bowel disease from intestinal lymphoma.

Camilla is due to start a residency in Internal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London.

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Veterinary Nurse Award Winner

Preliminary findings of an investigation into the efficacy of heparinized saline solution versus normal saline solution for maintaining patency of peripheral intravenous catheters in dogs

Helen is currently studying for the Vets Now Certificate in emergency and critical care while enjoying her position as a senior nurse in the small animal theatres at the Animal Health Trust.

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2017 Poster Presentations

The posters below were presented at Congress 2017. To view the posters please click on an image below and the selected poster will open in a new window.

Amanda Root

Amanda Root

Angela Martin

Connie White

Jennifer Zimmerman

Joanne Brewin

Lawrence Hill

Lia Kalogianni

Magi Gianluca

Martin Whitehead

Mary Marcondes

Panagiotis Kikkinos

Perez Pable

Rocio Chicon


S.M. Rajaei


Corinna Webber



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