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Upcoming Events

An at-a-glance, handy reference for coming events of interest to veterinary types.

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Intra-articular CPD: Practical Day Course
5th September 2023
The Clinical Skills Lab, 204a Manor Place, Kennington, London SE17 3BN
WSAVA Congress 2024
3rd-5th September 2024
Suzhou, China
12th International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents in Veterinary Medicine (AAVM)
16th-19th June 2024
Athens Marriott Hotel, Greece
BVA Live
6th-7th June 2024
NEC, Birmingham
22nd-23rd May 2024
Grand Hotel, Leicester
WBC 2024 (World Buiatrics Congress)
20th-24th May 2024
Cancun, Mexico
VMG Congress 2024
25th-26th April 2024
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford upon Avon
WVAC24 (39th World Veterinary Association Congress)
16th-19th April 2024
Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa
BSAVA Congress 2024
21st-23rd March 2023
Manchester Central Convention Complex
SPVS Congress 2024
25th-26th January 2024
Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Vets Now’s 20th Emergency and Critical Care Congress
9th-10th November
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
BVNA 50th Annual Congress
6th-8th October 2023
Telford International Centre
BSAVA Alba 23
22nd-23rd September 2023
MacDonald Inchyra Hotel, Polmont, Falkirk
London Vet Show
16th-17th November 2023
BCVA Congress 2023
19th-21st October 2023
BEVA Congress 2023
13th-16th September 2023
International Convention Centre, Birmingham
VETcpd Congress Exeter 2023
28th-29th September 2023
Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter
WSAVA World Congress 2023 with FECAVA Eurocongress
27th-29th September 2023
Lisbon, Portugal

Two days of the latest thinking on the treatment and management of veterinary osteoarthritis in Leicester on 24th and 25th May yielded some rather positive feedback:
• “The congress lived up to its billing: lots of great ideas to take back to practice.”
• “What a brilliant, inclusive and extremely positive congress.”
• “The mutual respect that emerges when everyone from the different disciplines is in the same room is so important.”
• “Consistency in message and management of OA is so important. We must be the source of best advice.” 
• “There was a tangible air of positivity as nurses, vets, physios and rehabilitation professionals engaged on equal terms, to share experiences, review cases, and discuss the future of OA management.” 
• “The congress reinforced the need for a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach where we work as equals, striving to achieve the best and most appropriate outcomes for our patients.” 
• “What made this congress unique and special was the lack of defined vet, nurse, rehab streams; instead running a unique programme of presentations open to all, encouraging effective collaboration.” 
• “It’s critical to our understanding of osteoarthritis that we continue to knowledge-share and work collaboratively through a One Health approach, in the best interest of our patients.”
• “A diverse but inclusive group of vets, vet nurses, physiotherapists, hydrotherapists, massage therapists and other professionals all working in the field of osteoarthritis and pain management spent two days sharing experience and knowledge, in a space where everyone’s opinion was respected and heard.”
• “So many people finding it a difficult choice between excellent streams of lectures highlighting the importance of OA in dogs, cats and horses.”
• “We are all co-operating for better animal welfare so communication between vets, nurses, physiotherapists, scientists, industry and others is essential.”
• “It was a great event that sets a high bar for next year.”
And saving perhaps the best for last:
• “Best congress I’ve ever attended.”
Both days featured three streams, including an equine stream on the first, with topics ranging from canine massage to the latest on stem cells and laser therapy – and so much more. Every session was well attended and a number ran over time due to enthusiastic Qs&As. Between those sessions, delegates milled around a busy exhibition featuring the firms driving the technological and pharmaceutical development and supplies to OA teams.
Organised in conjunction with The Veterinary Edge, the event owes a great debt to its sponsors – Animalcare and Zoetis (both Platinum) and TVM UK, VetzPetz – Antinol and the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (which also sponsored the dinner, following a happy hour courtesy of Carus) and exhibitors; the 26
speakers, some of whom flew in from abroad; and the delegates who brought their own experience and knowledge to share too.


Next year's event

VOACON 2024 is now confirmed for 22nd and 23rd May, again at the Grand Hotel in Leicester. To register your interest, email

VOACON 2023: a memorable event for all the right reasons...

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