Clinical Abstracts are part of an ever-expanding programme of CPD, showcasing concepts and the latest thinking from around the globe and across the veterinary spectrum.

The Clinical abstract can be on any veterinary subject, such as announcing the preliminary results of a new study, describing interesting cases or discussing new techniques - submissions from those in general practice are especially encouraged. 

Applications are welcome from veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, practice managers, veterinary students, student veterinary nurses and other researchers with research of direct relevance to veterinary practice. 

Your guide to applying this year in 5 simple steps

Clinical Abstract applications will open at 08:00 on the 14 September and will close at 17:00 on the 16th November 2020.

Read the guidelines below and prepare to inspire the profession with your interesting cases, research or new techniques.


Download the Clinical Abstract Application Guidelines. Allow plenty of time to understand the submission rules and process, paying particular attention to the ethical guidelines.


Prepare a 250 word abstract using the following separate headings:

■ Objectives
■ Methods
■ Results
■ A brief (2 sentence) statement; explain the impact of the work on small animal primary care or referral clinical practice. Only include standard abbreviations or acronyms.


Each abstract will be peer reviewed by a panel of experts. Authors of the selected clinical abstracts will be notified early 2021


Successful submissions will be presented in 2021 with the opportunity of showcasing and discussing your work with the global veterinary profession.  Abstracts will also be published as a supplement to JSAP.


Submissions have now closed.

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