40th BVNA Annual Congress


11-13 October 2013 | Telford International Centre, Shropshire

BVNA will celebrate its 40th congress this year and is extremely proud to still be hosting the only sole veterinary nursing congress throughout Europe

The dedicated scientific programme is aimed at all levels of veterinary nursing staff and provides tiered lecture streams for students, equine nurses, veterinary management and administration, qualified VNs, clinical coaches and VN educators. 

The three-day event will run from Friday 11th October to Sunday 13th October and continues to grow each year, offering delegates a choice of five and six tiered lecture streams over all three days, with over 80 lectures along with 20 practical interactive workshops to choose from.  The event offers something for everyone and all under one roof!

Equine delegates will be able to enjoy two full days of CPD this year as there will be an equine day held throughout Friday and a dedicated equine lecture stream which will be available for delegates attending on the Saturday.  The Equine CPD Day will offer equine nurses a full day of informative lectures covering care of neonates, analgesia and anaesthesia, an approach to foaling, pregnancy and orphaned foals

In addition to the lectures and practical workshops, delegates can also visit the exhibition hall and chat to representatives from leading veterinary companies to find out more about the latest products and services available within the industry.  On Friday afternoon the exhibition hall will host a celebration during ‘Happy Hour’ to mark 40years of BVNA Congress, bringing delegates and exhibitors together to commemorate this special occasion.

The social programme also includes a Friday fund raising evening ‘Casino Royale’ in aid of The Horse Trust, BVNA’s chosen Charity of the Year.  This evening has kindly been sponsored by Merial Animal Health with tickets priced at just £17.50, which includes entrance plus a meal and drink voucher.   During the evening delegates will have a chance to win some money by spinning the roulette wheel or trying their hand at Black Jack whilst helping to raise funds for the Horse Trust.

On the Saturday evening delegates and exhibitors will be able to enjoy the ‘007 Party Night’.  Tickets are available at £45 each and include a three-course dinner, with wine kindly sponsored by VN Times.  There will be a disco playing into the early hours and prizes for the best dressed, which have kindly been sponsored by Protexin Veterinary. 

For more information and to register on-line visit www.bvnacongress.co.uk