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Sneezing and Wheezing Cat

27 Apr 17, Gatwick

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Bark in the Park - A BSAVA 60th Celebration

7 May 17, Cardiff

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Vet Nurse Merit Award in Medical Nursing

9 May 17, Hartpury

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Feline Cardiorespiratory Disease

9 May 17, London

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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In 2017 we are celebrating our 60th anniversary. Learn more about our history and our aims and objectives, plus find details of committees, staff information and how to contact us.

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We run CPD events in 12 regions all over the UK. Discover what is happening in your local region and perhaps consider joining your regional committee.

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  • Celebrating World Veterinary Day

    World Veterinary Day is taking place globally on Saturday 29th April designed to highlight and promote the different facets of the work performed by veterinarians all over the world. Each year, a diff...
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  • BSAVA welcomes new President

    Incoming BSAVA President John Chitty wants to build firm foundations for the future of veterinary science, with a vision of holistic support for the whole profession to increase enjoyment of their voc...
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  • BSAVA Congress 2017

    Proud history, bright future as Congress celebrates 60 years and looks to the future of veterinary science, education and innovation. The 60th annual BSAVA Congress celebrated the world’s leading sma...
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  • Chris Packham delivers Congress keynote address

    TV presenter and respected naturalist Chris Packham gave a heartfelt keynote address, sharing his enduring passion for wildlife and conservation, and highlighting the human-animal bond and the intrins...
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60th anniversary events

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the BSAVA. To help us celebrate this milestone, a wide variety of regional events are planned throughout the year.

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