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StreetVet hosts first ever CPD conference
Volunteer vets and nurses at the StreetVet Conference 2018.

Animal welfare organisation StreetVet held its first ever skills conference in September as a thank you for all its hardworking volunteers.

The event in central London included clinical lectures by leading specialists, interspersed with talks on wellbeing, mental health and panel discussions. It also included some emotional talks by people whose lives had been turned around by the charity.

StreetVet cofounder Sam Joseph said: “The conference was an overwhelming success. The speakers were fantastic, and really tailored their talks to veterinary work on the street."

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Wildlife presenter to deliver keynote speech at BVA Congress

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 The BVA has confirmed wildlife presenter Mike Dilger will deliver the keynote speech at this yearís congress. Mike is known as ĎBritainís most diseased maní, having contracted a number of exotic diseases on his travels, including malaria, bilharzia and leishmaniasis. His talk, ĎMy diseases and other animalsí, promises to be an amusing and inspiring lecture on his travels in the tropics and his thoughts on how the mass media is influencing human engagement with wildlife and nature. The lecture will take place at 1pm on 16 November, in the BVA Congress Theatre at Londonís ExCeL. 

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Vet school runs event for aspiring vets and nurses

Bristol Veterinary School is hosting an event for aspiring vets and vet nurses, to allow them to experience life as a student and find out what itís like to work in veterinary medicine. The one-day event, called VetQuest, will be held at the Langford Campus and includes a tour, talks on admissions and work experience, and the chance to take part in practical sessions. Taking place on Saturday 27 October, the event is primarily aimed at 11-12 year olds and costs £50, including lunch. There are a limited number of subsidised tickets for £10. To book, visit VetQuest 2018