First Official Veterinarian Conference Announced

Alexandra House, Swindon: 22-23 October 2015

The first conference aimed specifically at Official Veterinarians (OVs) has been announced. Taking place from 22-23 October 2015, the conference aims to provide a forum to update OVs on the latest developments and thinking on all aspects of OV work and to provide an opportunity for OVs to network and share experiences and ideas.Organised by Improve International and in association with the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA), the Official Veterinarian Conference programme will include a two-day stream of large animal lectures and round-table discussions on topics including Bovine TB, Brucellosis, Anthrax, Sheep Scab and other important diseases. A lecture stream for small animal practitioners will provide updates on export regulations and small animal exotic diseases, with dedicated lectures for equine practitioners also running on Friday 23 October.

Speakers at the event include Peter Jinman, Chair of the RCVS Certification Sub-Committee; Dr Tim Brazil, Directorate of Equine Medicine on the Move and Andy Paterson, Veterinary Head of Intervention Epidemiology. An exhibition of the latest products and services for OVs will run alongside the conference which takes place at the Alexandra House Hotel and Conference Centre, near Swindon, where Improve International is based.

Commenting on the Official Veterinarian Conference, David Babington MRCVS, Managing Director of Improve, said: “The world of the OV is a fast-changing one so this unique event provides an opportunity for OVs to come together in a relaxed atmosphere to hear industry experts deliver up-to-date and practical lectures which will have a positive impact on their work as an OV.

“The programme and content has been developed by our Scientific Committee in collaboration with APHA which is supporting us and we believe it will offer highly relevant content for all OVs.”

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