BSAVA announces virtual student conference for 2021

8 December 2020

The BSAVA has announced BSAVA Student Focus, a one-day virtual conference for veterinary students on 23rd January 2021.

The event, put together by BSAVA volunteers and sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition, is fully supported by the Association of Veterinary Students. It offers students a fun, interactive day of both clinical and non-clinical content, counting towards six hours of EMS. The programme has been specifically tailored for students, to support them in preparation for their careers in small animal practice.

AVS President, Isobel Arthur and AVS Junior Vice President, Calum McIntyre said: “The BSAVA Student Conference is a great opportunity for students to enhance their learning on a variety of engaging topics. Students will also be provided with the unique opportunity to talk with various expert clinicians, offering valuable insights into their fields in a time when access to seeing practice is more limited.”

Delegates can expect polls, quizzes, panel discussions and the opportunity to interact using an online chat platform, before, during and after the event. Students can also post their questions and hear the expert answers. Bonus content will be made available the day after the event, consisting of five webinars providing clinical guidance on; cardiology, exotics, surgery, nutraceuticals and how they are used in practice and customer care.

Alison Speakman, BSAVA Junior Vice President said: “Practice-based scenarios with student-led topics and clinical case solving of challenging issues, including fever and problematic anaesthesia patients, are aimed at facilitating a confident transition from student to graduate.

There will also be plenty of fun, including a live BSAVA Bake-Off hosted by Rosie Brandreth-Poynter for you to showcase your cookery skills, as well as a keep fit session to help you burn some calories after you have sampled your efforts!”

This event is for BSAVA Veterinary Student members only, and costs just £12! You can book your place here.

To become a BSAVA Veterinary Student member for free, visit the website here.