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BEVA Congress to feature practical sessions for vet nurses
The practical sessions will look at critical care and bandaging, casting and suturing.
This year’s event will take place in Liverpool in September.

Practical sessions for veterinary nurses are being introduced to BEVA Congress.

Veterinary nurses will be able to take part in two hands-on sessions during this year’s event, which is taking place between 11-14 September at the ACC Liverpool.

A session on critical care will allow the veterinary nurses attending to problem solve and carry out nursing tasks on a range of models designed to simulate real life critical care cases.

The second practical session will look at bandaging, casting and suturing. Those taking part will be able to showcase their skills and learn new ones.

In addition to the practical sessions, there will also be lectures and workshops during the nursing stream, which will run throughout the day on Friday, 13 September. Among the other sessions on offer is a neurodiversity workshop, which will discuss the topic and explore practical applications.

The nursing stream has been designed by BEVA’s Equine Veterinary Nurse Committee.

Marie Rippingale, chair of BEVA’s Equine Veterinary Nurse Committee, said: “All in all - this Congress nursing stream is not to be missed!

“It is a perfect balance of theory and practical sessions run by friendly and approachable experts in their field who are keen to share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of the equine nursing profession.”

More information about the 2024 BEVA Congress can be found here.

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