BSAVA South West region


Welcome to the South West Regional Committee page. Our committee comprises a full spectrum of members from across our large region, covering topics for both vets and nurses in many locations throughout Avon, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.


We continue to offer great value day and evening CPD meetings for our members. Please do get in touch with any feedback and suggestions for topics, speakers and potential venues, as our aim is to provide the CPD that you're looking for.


We hope to see you soon!
Jim Hughes
Chair BSAVA South West Regional Committee

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you if you have ideas for CPD topics you'd like us to cover or a particular speaker you'd like us to invite.

If you need more information about a course or simply would like to share some feedback about your experience with us, then please email us at


South West regional courses

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January 2020
Managing feline heart disease

23 January 2020 19:30 - 23 January 2020 21:30

Exeter Court Hotel,

Kennford Exeter Devon

Rosie Payne

BSAVA Members FREE, Non Member Vet £40 inc VAT, Non Member Nurse £20 inc VAT

April 2020
Medical Mystery Tour

24 April 2020 09:30 - 24 April 2020 17:00

Exeter Court Hotel,

Kennford Exeter Devon

Jill Maddison & David Church

BSAVA Member £200 inc VAT, Non Member £450 inc VAT

May 2020
Scratch the Itch! How to deal with itchy dogs and cats

7 May 2020 09:30 - 7 May 2020 17:00

The Hive,

6 Beaufighter Road Weston-Super-Mare Somerset

Hilary O'Dair & Sophie Tyler

BSAVA Member £200 inc VAT, Non Member £450 inc VAT

June 2020
The tale of Snuffles the rabbit

1 June 2020 19:30 - 1 June 2020 21:30

Exeter Court Hotel,

Kennford Exeter Devon

Elisabetta Mancinelli

BSAVA Members FREE, Non Member Vet £40 inc VAT, Non Member Nurse £20 inc VAT

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South West committee members

  • Jim Hughes (Chair)
  • Louise Longstaff (Treasurer)
  • Philippa Welsh (Secretary)
  • Christine Sanders
  • Eliza Talbot-Williams (Student Rep - Bristol)
  • Charlie Folkes
  • Gabriele Habacher (PetSavers Regional Rep)
  • Nicolette Hayward
  • Lydia Kerridge
  • Samantha Lane
  • Andrea Lynch
  • Jenny Ross
  • Chloe Smith 
  • Chris Warren-Smith
  • Melanie Hezzell
  • Sophie McGuinness (PetSavers Student Rep)
  • Bryony Lawrence

Learn more about your Chair, Secretary and Treasurer

Chair - Louise Longstaff

Louise graduated from Bristol in 2009 and worked in small animal practice for five years.  She then completed a year as Zoetis Feline Scholar at Bristol Vet School, and now works for Zoetis as a technical advisor.  Although she hails from Northern Ireland, Bristol is like her second home and she can’t bear to leave!  She has a strong bias for the feline species and ensures there is a fair representation of feline CPD in the region.


Secretary - Lydia Kerridge
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Treasurer - Mel Hezzell
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