The human-animal bond, veterinary education, global imperatives, professionalism and well-being will take centre stage at BVA Congress 2015.

The BVA sessions are open to all London Vet Show attendees and count towards CPD.

The BVA has unveiled details of the programme at this year’s congress, which will run during London Vet Show (LVS) at the Olympia Grand on November 19-20.

The line-up has been inspired by the key issues identified in the joint BVA/RCVS initiative Vet Futures, with prominent speakers from inside and outside the veterinary profession invited to widen the debate.

BVA president Sean Wensley, who will make the opening address at LVS, said the BVA programme was “exceptional” and would examine issues of critical importance for the veterinary profession and for its wider and future role in society.

Sean Wensley
BVA president Sean Wensley.

“I would encourage all vets to make room in their busy LVS schedule to attend some or all of BVA Congress and be part of these discussions,” he said. “The BVA sessions are open to all LVS attendees, not just BVA members, and count towards CPD.

“Keeping up to date with clinical advances is, of course, essential for practising vets, but shaping the social and political environments we work in is also of huge importance in our fast-changing world.

“We need an active, engaged profession to take the lead on issues affecting animal welfare, global challenges and our daily professional lives. This is your chance to hear inspiring speakers and contribute to debates on topics that matter to us all.”

In addition to BVA Congress, BVA has also programmed clinical streams on farm animals for mixed practitioners and has partnered with BEVA to run an equine stream.

The career development stream will help delegates looking to take the next step in their veterinary careers, and those who want to improve their communication skills and understand how to deal with stress.

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