A day of lectures, continuing professional development (CPD) and networking opportunities await delegates who attend Cave Veterinary Specialists’ charity open day on September 12.
All proceeds from the day will be donated to Nowzad Dogs – a charity that rescues stray, abandoned and injured animals in Afghanistan, helps train local vets and supports serving soldiers by reuniting them with the companion animals they befriended during their tour of duty.
To date, the charity has reunited more than 700 soldiers from the UK, US, Canada, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Holland and Germany with their “adopted” dog or cat.
Lecture topics for the day include “palliative care in the cancer patient”, “maxillofacial surgery” and “theatre etiquette and perioperative preparation”.
Vet Tom Cave, who owns Cave Veterinary Specialists, said: “This is a special year for the centre and we wanted to celebrate in style with a big CPD event to attract a good range of clinicians and have some fun at the same time. “We are very grateful to the highly respected speakers who have agreed to support this charitable event – their input will help make it a truly interesting and rewarding day.
“We’re also delighted that, once again, Pen Farthing – founder and chairman of Nowzad Dogs – has agreed to join us. We have a huge respect for him, his work and his hugely worthwhile charity. He is an absorbing speaker and has a fascinating perspective on the veterinary challenges faced in war zones such as Afghanistan.”
The CVS CPD event will run from 9am until 5pm and offer a range of presentations for vets and nurses, with some practical sessions and an exhibition of veterinary trade stands.
Places are limited and cost £50, with lunch and refreshments included throughout the day.