BSAVA Travel Scholarship open for Congress 2019 applications

23 May 2018

If you are a practising vet in a FECAVA member country and you fancy going to BSAVA Congress in Birmingham in April 2019 for free, you can now apply for the BSAVA Travel Scholarship.

The scholarship, for up to four companion animal practitioners, includes:

  • Free access to BSAVA Congress 2019
  • Invitations to social events including a reception for overseas delegates, Banquet and V19 Festival.
  • Hotel accommodation for five nights
  • Some travel expenses (which will be reimbursed on arrival)
  • One year’s free BSAVA overseas membership

The overseas membership enables members to access Congress podcasts, benefit from discounts on BSAVA manuals and enjoy online access to website resources including the member journals, Companion and JSAP. Find out more about overseas membership.

During the trip, the invitees will be expected to participate in official events and receptions while sharing their experiences about companion animal practice in their part of Europe with fellow vets.

BSAVA plans to award the scholarship to four companion animal veterinarians (who have been qualified between three to seven years), who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend Congress without the help of the scholarship.

Applicants should be ideally working in a private companion animal practice in a FECAVA member country, and applications can be submitted by individuals or as part of a group.  Applicants must also be registered with the relevant governing body in their own country, similar to the RCVS in the UK.  Applicants also need to be able to speak and understand English to enable them to benefit from the Congress lectures.

To apply, overseas practising vets should send a 250 – 500 word application to Krista Arnold Dr. Med. Vet MRCVS at by 31st July 2018. The email needs to give a description of their professional background and explain how they would benefit from a trip to next year’s Congress. The application also needs to be accompanied by a confirmation that the application is a member of their respective country’s FECAVA association. This can be requested from the FECAVA Director in their country.

The successful applicants will be informed by 31st October 2018, enabling sufficient time to arrange travel and visas.

Access the BSAVA Scholarship advert here