“Calm vet, healthy pet” will be the theme for this year’s Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practising in Northern Ireland (AVSPNI) small animal conference.

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“Calm vet, healthy pet” is the theme for this spring’s conference. IMAGE: Fotolia/StockPhotoPro.

The event will be held at Armagh City Hotel in County Armagh on 12-13 May and delegate reservations can now be made for tickets.

Conference speakers include:

  • Marie Holowaychuk – specialist in small animal emergency and critical care
  • Ross Bond – professor in veterinary dermatology and head of the dermatology service at the RCVS
  • Sarah Caney – RCVS specialist in feline medicine
  • Claire Defries – RVN and centre manager at the College of Animal Welfare


Subjects to be covered, meanwhile, include:

  • preventive health care for older cats
  • management of shock and trauma
  • wellness in the veterinary workplace
  • myths and misconceptions regarding canine trauma

Enjoyable as possible

AVSPNI president Seamus O’Kane said: “We aim to make CPD as enjoyable as possible and would encourage vets and vet nurses to come along to improve their knowledge, meet old friends and make new ones.

“The theme for the party night is ‘’Black and white’, so don the glad rags and join us for a fine evening’s entertainment.”

For more information and to book, visit the VetNI website or email info@vetni.co.uk


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