BSAVA Student Focus

BSAVA is excited to announce a one-day virtual conference for veterinary students on the 23rd January 2021!

o Has COVID hampered your EMS opportunities? 
o Are you fed up with non-stop online lectures? 

 BSAVA is here to help! 


Whilst we don't have a cure for COVID, and sadly in-person events still aren't possible... we CAN offer you a fun, interactive, day of clinical and non-clinical content, to make virtual learning fun and it counts towards 6 hours of EMS*! 

Our programme has been directly tailored for students, to support you in preparation for your careers in small animal practice.

What you can expect: polls, quizzes, panel discussions and the opportunity to interact using an online chat platform, before, during and after the event. This will allow you to post YOUR questions and hear the expert answers.

BSAVA Great Student Bake-Off!

We will round off the event in the early evening with some light relief (and intense competition!) for the BSAVA Great Student Bake-Off!! Come and joint in the fun and show-off your skills either individually or in your household “bubble” as Rosie Brandreth-Poynter, a semi-finalist on last year’s series of the Great British Bake Off (and fellow veterinary surgeon) has kindly agreed to host and judge this virtual bake-off session with prizes available for the best bakes.

Bonus Bundle

Bonus content will be made available the day after the event, consisting of 4 webinars, providing clinical guidance on; cardiology, exotics, surgery and customer care. This extra half-day will be available at no extra cost, to dip in and out of at your own leisure to top up your knowledge.

Clinical Highlights

Fever – A necessary evil or just evil?
Anaesthesia – What to do if it goes wrong (get your questions answered!)
Medical Detective: neurological or behavioural? Dermatology: a fast- paced fully interactive quiz with prizes up for grabs!

Non-Clinical Highlights

Practitioner panel discussion: Q+A managing difficult situations in practice
The new vet GDP: what is it, what to expect, your questions and answers.
AVS student session: How do we learn the stuff they don’t teach?
Looking after your career: Interview and CVs, looking after YOU, your career options.

*RCVS and most veterinary schools allow up to one week of EMS to be logged as attendance at conferences.

This event is kindly sponsored by Hills

Provisional Programme

      Time        Title  Speakers 
08.45 - 09.00               Log in   
09.00 - 09.30   
Introduction to virtual student conference and BSAVA membership  Ian Ramsey 
09.30 - 10.15

Fever – a necessary evil or just evil? An interactive case-based presentation  Ian Ramsey 
 10.15 - 11.00

Q&A - Challenging Situations-Practical Solutions in Practice  

Student-led questions regarding topics relevant to general practice with a panel of general practitioners including new and recent graduates 
(e.g.-how to handle euthanasia, what to do when you don’t know the answer, dealing with difficult clients ...etc)

Sheldon Middleton
Henry Phillips 
Alison Speakman 
Helen Harrison

 11.00 - 11.20  Coffee Break

Vet Fit:10-minute work-out and sports fancy dress competition
 11.20 - 12.20

 Anaesthesia - Q&A with the specialists 

“What do I do if this happens during anaesthesia?”
Student-led questions regarding anaesthetic concerns
 Matt Gurney &
Carl Bradbrook
12.20 - 12.50

 The New Vet GDP - what to expect   
Linda Prescott-Clements (RCVS)

Live discussion:
Linda Prescott-Clements 
Sue Paterson

12.50 - 1.50  Lunch break

13.50 - 14.40

AVS Student discussion: How do we learn the stuff they don’t teach?  

AVS/student-led scenarios

Izzie Arthur (president AVS)
Calum McIntyre (JVP AVS)
Carl Gorman (practitioner) 
Penny Watson (academic, Cambridge)  

 14.40 - 15.20

 Medical Detective: Neurological or Behavioural?

Discussing a case from a neurologist and behavioural perspective
 Clare Rusbridge 
& Sarah Heath
 15.20 - 15.40
Afternoon Break   
 15.40 - 16.40

CARING FOR YOUR CAREER 3 x 20 minute sessions 

15.40 - CV and Interview Myth busting 

16.00 - Imposter Syndrome 

16.20 - Your career compass: Considering your options 


Kay Ritchie

Katie Ford

Ebony Escalona
 16.40 - 17.20

Dermatology quiz: Itching for a  prize!

A highly interactive dermatology quiz with prizes up for grabs! 
Sue Paterson
David Godfrey 
 Evening BSAVA Bake-Off

 Making choux buns - animal related décor!!
Cocktail-making session
Rosie Brandreth-Poynter

(Great British Bake-Off semi-finalist 2019)
and Cambridge veterinary graduate 

BSAVA Student Focus Prices

All prices inclusive of VAT

BSAVA member - Veterinary student £12
NON MEMBER - please register your BSAVA membership for free below
UK and ROI Student Member - join here
Overseas Student Member - join here

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