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BEVA Congress to 'make up' for missed socialising last year
Early bird tickets for BEVA Congress are available now until 16 August 2021.
'No better way' for BEVA to enjoy the 60th anniversary than face-to-face.

BEVA has released details of its upcoming Congress, confirming that it will go ahead in-person, rather than virtually.

The Congress will be held at the ICC in Birmingham from 5 to 7 September 2021, and will be held in a COVID-safe manner, with careful adherence to the Association's COVID safety measures.

Lucy Grieve, BEVA president, commented on the occasion: “We missed out last year, so we are going to properly make up for it at Congress this year, with socialising as well as pure learning on the agenda,

“We are also introducing a new format and exploring exciting new ideas with a plethora of high-quality online content, which should stop rotas getting in the way and allow everyone to enjoy and benefit from the event in one way or another.”

The focus of the 2021 Congress is celebrating 60 years of teamwork within the profession, and BEVA feels that there is no better way to celebrate this than with face-to-face interaction, allowing for networking and catching up with friends and colleagues. 

Available here, the full programme for the event includes the 13th International Equine Colic Symposium, and a line up of renowned speakers from both the UK and worldwide. 

To find out more about the event, and to book tickets, visit

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Vets asked to opt-in to Scottish SPCA fostering programme

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 The Scottish SPCA is encouraging veterinary practices to opt into its new fostering programme, by agreeing to register foster animals when approached by one of the foster carers.

The programme goes live in August 2021, and will help to rehabilitate animals under the Scottish SPCA's care until they are able to be properly re-homed. The programme will help the animals to receive care and attention in a stable and happy home environment, as some animals do not cope with a rescue and re-homing centre environment as well as others.

Specific information for veterinary practices on the new programme can be found at 

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Webinar provides insight into old age pets

A new webinar providing insights into the BSAVA PetSavers Old Age Pets citizen science project is now available free of charge to its members via the BSAVA Library

The webinar presents an exclusive insight into the research process and progression of the study, which aims to help veterinary professionals and owners provide the best care for their senior dogs.

It also discusses the study's research methods, the researchers' personal interests in this area of study, and how they envisage the findings being used to create a guidance tool to improve discussions between vets and owners about their ageing dogs.