Registration has opened for the Scottish BSAVA congress, which takes place in St Andrews from May 8-10.

The timetable has also been devised and the principal speakers have been announced. This year’s principal speakers are Andrew Mackin and Ronan Doyle.

Dr Mackin is an associate professor at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was a lecturer in small animal medicine at the Edinburgh’s Royal Dick for four years before going Mississippi State in 1998. Dr Mackin’s areas of research include haematology, haemostasis and transfusion medicine.

Ronan Doyle graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) in 1999, after which he completed an internship in small animal surgery at UCD’s veterinary hospital. Mr Doyle subsequently worked in general practice in Berkshire before returning to UCD to complete a residency programme in small animal surgery and then work as a lecturer before moving to Davies Veterinary Specialists, where he works as a soft tissue surgeon.

As well as a full lecture programme for vets and VNs, there are a number of social activities, including a coastal walk, golf, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and horse riding.

For full details of the timetable, social activities and registration please contact registration coordinator Lisa O’Donnell at or 07970 546334.

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