Abstracts at Congress 2019

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 2018 122 abstracts were presented under a wide range of disciplines.

Presenting an abstract at Congress

Thank you for all those who applied to present an abstract at BSAVA Congress 2019 - we had an overwhelming response with 188 abstracts submitted! The successful applicants will be notified in January.

The submission window for BSAVA Congress 2020 will open on 10th September 2019 - start preparing by looking through examples of previous award winners and poster presentations below.

2018 Clinical Abstract Award Winners

We hope you managed to catch some of the inspiring oral and poster presentations at Congress in April 2018. We are delighted to announce the winners of the Clinical Abstract and Poster Awards who will receive their £300 prize at Congress 2019.

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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2018 Poster Presentations

The posters below were presented at Congress 2018. Click on each image to view the posters.

Andrea Cocci

Alessandro Conte

Kelly Doucette

Nathalie Dowgray

James Dunne

Cristina Firulete

Georgia Gkoka

Carol Gray

Valentina Greci

Emma Lee

Sarah Mason

Joanna Miller

Clare Perrott

Laura Roswell

Olivia Saunders

Anna Szilasi

Chiara Talamonti