BSAVA Congress News

Leading vet to receive global accolade at BSAVA Congress
Leading vet to receive global accolade at BSAVA Congress
Professor Mike Herrtage will receive the prestigious Bourgelat Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) at its Congress in April 2019, in recognition of making an enormous contribution to the development of the veterinary profession and particularly specialisation in UK and Europe.
BSAVA Congress is on the move
BSAVA Congress is on the move

BSAVA is delighted to announce a move to Manchester Central for their 2021 Congress, bringing the largest and longest running small animal congress in Europe to a new award-winning venue...

BSAVA launches crèche for Congress 2019
BSAVA launches crèche for Congress 2019

BSAVA Congress will introduce a crèche at its 2019 Congress, ensuring all vets and nurses can focus on access to more than 450 hours of world-leading CPD.

BSAVA Congress registration now open
BSAVA Congress registration now open

Registration for BSAVA Congress 2019 – the largest event in Europe dedicated to the provision of small animal veterinary CPD – is now open (October 25th).

BSAVA calls for GPs to submit clinical abstracts at Congress 2019
BSAVA calls for GPs to submit clinical abstracts at Congress 2019

BSAVA hopes to break the record for clinical abstract presentations at Congress 2019, and urges the whole profession to consider applying. We hope you will join us at the largest small animal Congress in the World.

BSAVA Congress embraces ‘black box thinking’ with launch of expanded 2019 programme
BSAVA Congress embraces ‘black box thinking’ with launch of expanded 2019 programme

BSAVA is encouraging delegates to think differently at its 2019 Congress, with help from keynote speaker and ‘black box thinker’ Matthew Syed.

BSAVA Congress brings profession together
BSAVA Congress brings profession together

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) launched an inspiring vision of holistic support for the profession at its annual Congress in Birmingham

BSAVA Congress ‘Big Issues’ help profession tackle challenges ahead
BSAVA Congress ‘Big Issues’ help profession tackle challenges ahead

The puppy trade, Brexit and modernising animal licensing and inspection activities will form this year’s ‘Big Issues’ stream at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) annual Congress on Friday 6th April.

New holistic vision goes ‘beyond the clinics’ for Sunday stream at Congress
New holistic vision goes ‘beyond the clinics’ for Sunday stream at Congress

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) will launch an inspiring vision of holistic support at its annual Congress, aiming to help delegates think more deeply about their career and personal development.

Bourgelat Award winner announced – and launches global surgery techniques stream at BSAVA Congress 2018
Bourgelat Award winner announced – and launches global surgery techniques stream at BSAVA Congress 2018

Dr Clarence Rawlings will receive the prestigious Bourgelat Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), and launch a new stream of lectures at Congress 2018 covering his vast veterinary experience.

BSAVA Congress registration goes live
BSAVA Congress registration goes live

Registration for BSAVA Congress 2018 – the largest event in Europe dedicated to the provision of small animal veterinary CPD – is now open.

BSAVA expands practical and small group schedule for Congress 2018
BSAVA expands practical and small group schedule for Congress 2018
Beyond the 450 lectures, Congress has many unique opportunities to enhance your CPD experience with a range of practical, wet lab and small group sessions.
BSAVA Student Bursary 2018 now open
BSAVA Student Bursary 2018 now open

BSAVA is delighted to open the student bursary for BSAVA Congress 2018. This unique opportunity offers 50 places for final and penultimate year veterinary students in the UK and Ireland to attend Congress for free and receive support towards travel and accommodation.

Applications are now open for abstract presentations at BSAVA Congress 2018
Applications are now open for abstract presentations at BSAVA Congress 2018

Submit now and you could share your latest research, unusual case reports and novel procedures in April next year.

BSAVA celebrates 60th anniversary in Glasgow with record delegate numbers
BSAVA celebrates 60th anniversary in Glasgow with record delegate numbers

2-3 September saw BSAVA celebrating its diamond anniversary in the Scottish Region at the 32nd annual BSAVA Scottish Congress.

BSAVA Congress 2017
BSAVA Congress 2017

Proud history, bright future as Congress celebrates 60 years and looks to the future of veterinary science, education and innovation. The 60th annual BSAVA Congress celebrated the world’s leading small animal veterinary conference delivered with excellence and focused firmly on the future of the profession.

Download the new BSAVA Congress App now
Download the new BSAVA Congress App now

With less than one week until BSAVA Congress opens, delegates can download a free app to make the most of their event experience

BSAVA Congress announces a new format for 2018
BSAVA Congress announces a new format for 2018

Responding to extensive market research with BSAVA membership and volunteers, delegates, and exhibitors, the BSAVA Congress 2018 exhibition in the Barclaycard Arena will become three days. 

Special Congress edition of Companion
Special Congress edition of Companion

BSAVA is delighted to announce a special Congress focused edition of Companion featuring quality CPD from experts in the veterinary industry.

Chris Packham to champion conservation at BSAVA Congress
Chris Packham to champion conservation at BSAVA Congress

TV presenter and respected naturalist Chris Packham is set to inspire delegates at BSAVA Congress as the keynote speaker on Thursday 6 April 2017.

Registration is now open for BSAVA Congress 2017
Registration is now open for BSAVA Congress 2017

Book your place today for the largest small animal Congress in the world, 6-9 April 2017.

Registration now open for BSAVA Congress 2016
Registration now open for BSAVA Congress 2016

Secure your place today for Europe's largest small animal Congress, 7-10 April 2016.

BSAVA offers 50 free student places for Congress
BSAVA offers 50 free student places for Congress

BSAVA are pleased to announce the Congress 2016 student bursary which offers veterinary students in the UK and Ireland a unique opportunity to experience the event for free.

BSAVA Scottish Congress thrives in Glasgow
BSAVA Scottish Congress thrives in Glasgow

The first weekend of September saw BSAVA celebrate a jam-packed 31st Annual Scottish Congress. After 6 years in Edinburgh the Congress moved westwards across the Scottish Central belt to the vibrant and dynamic city of Glasgow. 

Clinical Abstract applications now open for BSAVA Congress 2017
Clinical Abstract applications now open for BSAVA Congress 2017

Applications are now open for abstract presentations at BSAVA Congress 2017. Submit now and you could be integral part of this important section in the Congress programme.

Does your band have the ‘vet-factor’ for BSAVA Congress?
Does your band have the ‘vet-factor’ for BSAVA Congress?

BSAVA are looking for a veterinary band to perform at VetFest on Saturday 8 April 2017.

Advancing the veterinary profession in Eastern Europe
Advancing the veterinary profession in Eastern Europe

This year sees the first Eastern European Veterinary Conference hosted in Belgrade, Serbia on 6th - 8th October.

BSAVA 2017 International Scholarship now open
BSAVA 2017 International Scholarship now open

BSAVA invites overseas members to apply for the BSAVA International Scholarship. Apply before 15th August for your chance to come to BSAVA Congress for free.

BSAVA Award Nominations are now open
BSAVA Award Nominations are now open

Nominations for next year’s prestigious BSAVA Awards, which recognise the inspiring work of individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the veterinary profession, are now open. BSAVA members can submit their nominations online at www.bsava.com from now until the closing date of 23rd September 2016.

Congress 2016 video and audio podcasts available now
Congress 2016 video and audio podcasts available now

The Congress Knowledge Vault has just been updated with lecture recordings from Congress 2016. Alongside the extensive archive dating back to Congress 2011, the new additions include 319 new video podcasts with audio and lecture slides combined.

A celebration of science, education & innovation
A celebration of science, education & innovation

Excellence took centre stage at the 59th British Small Animal Veterinary Association annual Congress, as thousands of delegates and exhibitors gathered in Birmingham for four days of science, education and innovation, April 7-10.

Doggy demo
Doggy demo

For the first time at BSAVA Congress a dog was brought into the exhibition hall for a demonstration, giving delegates a unique, hands-on experience with a live animal. Stephen Constable gave a practical overview of ultrasound followed by an in-depth demonstration of kidney imaging, intestinal imaging and cardiac measurements on the very obliging greyhound, Judy.

Record breaking endurance athlete Mark Beaumont inspires at BSAVA
Record breaking endurance athlete Mark Beaumont inspires at BSAVA

Mark Beaumont, 33-year-old ultra-endurance adventurer and documentary maker who has travelled to 130 countries, can now add BSAVA Speaker to his list of achievements, as he headed up a talk at the BSAVA Congress on Thursday.

VetFest 2016 lineup announced!
VetFest 2016 lineup announced!

VetFest, our indoor veterinary festival, is back! Now in its second year following a fantastic launch in 2015, Saturday night will be packed with a huge range of musical acts, street theatre and comedy.

Get involved with Congress 2017
Get involved with Congress 2017

The BSAVA is seeking a member of the profession to join us now as the incoming Chair of Congress Programme committee, moving into the Chair role in April 2017. The scientific programme for Congress 2016 has been finalised and organised, therefore the incoming Chair would be responsible for developing the 2017 offering.

Get closer to the experts at Congress 2016
Get closer to the experts at Congress 2016

Beyond the 350 lectures, Congress has many unique opportunities to enhance your CPD experience.

Adventurer Mark Beaumont to speak at Congress 2016
Adventurer Mark Beaumont to speak at Congress 2016

Over the years, Congress has played host to a diverse selection of renowned international speakers to welcome delegates to Birmingham. In 2016 BSAVA is delighted to welcome adventurer and record breaker Mark Beaumont.

Last chance to watch Congress 2015 lecture recordings
Last chance to watch Congress 2015 lecture recordings

BSAVA members have 3 weeks remaining to take advantage of the video podcasts from Congress 2015.

Congress 2016 abstract submission closes in one week
Congress 2016 abstract submission closes in one week

Don’t miss the abstract submission deadline for Congress 2016, which will close on 21st October 2015. Submit a clinical abstract today to be in with a chance at speaking within the prestigious scientific programme at Congress 2016.

Congress 2016 programme announced
Congress 2016 programme announced

BSAVA are delighted to announce the programme for Congress 2016 - our most ambitious selection of CPD yet.

30 years and still growing strong
30 years and still growing strong

Barbara-Ann Innes is one of the volunteers responsible for creating one of the most memorable weekends in the veterinary calendar – Scottish Congress. Here, she reports on the success of the event’s 30th anniversary in September 2015.

Congress 2015 Roundup
Congress 2015 Roundup

BSAVA Congress celebrated its 25th anniversary in Birmingham by offering a fantastic scientific programme – including practical sessions and a broad-ranging management stream.