PetSavers’ stand (D502 in the Exhibition Hall)

Visitors to the stand will be able to learn more about our work by speaking to staff and volunteers, and watch a new film celebrating our impact during the 50th anniversary of PetSavers. We will also have a pedal power fundraising challenge, with a prize for the participant who can fuel a lightbox in the quickest time, and are selling our new range of client sympathy cards featuring designs from the recent art competition. While you visit, why not drop off your entries to the prize draw to win a spa day and afternoon tea for two (find the forms in your delegate bags) and pick up some free copies of the ACT toolkit for your practice!


Progressive care module, Charter 4 on Thursday 21st March

This module on evidence-based veterinary medicine is aimed at the advanced practitioner, and will help explain how to interpret and interrogate the evidence, how to apply it to veterinary practice, and how to extend the evidence base. It includes speakers Professor Clare Rusbridge, Dr Rachel Dean, Dr Kit Sturgess, Dr Karen Humm and Dr Martin Whitehead who will also offer advice on how to carry out your own research, including study design, obtaining ethical approval and applying for funding.

Time Session title Lecture title
08:40-09:35 Mining the evidence Mining the research: should this paper change what I do?

Knowledge summaries: can they really change clinical practice?

10:30-11:20 New data, new decisions Clinical quality improvement: using YOUR data to change YOUR practice tomorrow

Clinical research: using it to improve clinical care

11:30-12:20 Trusting the evidence An introduction to agnotology
14:00-14:50 Challenging the evidence Panel discussion: Good Science vs Bad Science: What is the strength of the evidence out there? Can we rely on the evidence? Can it be misinterpreted and misused?
15:00-15:50 Extending the evidence base Designing your study

Research from practice: understanding and avoiding common pitfalls

16:40-17:30 Clinical research in practice: question time  Panel discussion


Alumni presentations, Exchange 11 on Friday 21st March

Hear from alumni and the 2023 student cohort about their PetSavers-funded research, which is followed by an alumni reception, kindly sponsored by Summit Pharmaceuticals, to celebrate our 50th anniversary!

Time Presentation Speaker
14:40-15:10 The enigma of Chiari and syringomyelia – scratching that itch in scientific research Clare Rusbridge
15:10-15:40 Placing naso-enteric feeding tubes, can we be better? Karen Humm
15:40-15:55 Identification of canine cruciate ligament microRNA:mRNA interactome to determine mechanistic pathways in canine cruciate ligament disease Shana Jeyaseelan
15:55-16:10 Adverse event reporting following canine vaccination in veterinary free-text clinical narratives Ioanna Georgiou
16:10-16:25 High resolution structure of a clinical respiratory isolate of feline calicivirus determined by Cryo-EM Sora Ogawa
16:25-16:40 Antimicrobial activity of canine urinary extracellular vesicles against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus intermedius Nina Wittmann