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Does attending next year’s Congress in Birmingham exceed your budget, but you would still like to go? Well, then this might be just right for you:


To improve the understanding and communication of companion animal practitioners in Europe, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) organises an annual visiting program to allow members of emerging small animal veterinary organisations which are members of FECAVA, the opportunity to attend BSAVA Congress, which is taking place in April in Birmingham, England.


The invitation includes free access to the BSAVA Congress 2016, hotel accommodation in twin rooms for the duration of congress and free access to evening functions (Reception for Foreign delegates, President’s Ball, Party Night) for up to four companion animal practitioners.


The visiting delegates will additionally be entitled to a free 1 year BSAVA Overseas E-membership, which gives free access to MP3 CPD lecture downloads, reduced prices for BSAVA Manuals and a whole range of other membership benefits and discounts (further details can be found here.


The invitation does not include expenses to travel to Birmingham, visa cost or money spent for personal items. A grant agreement document would outline the benefits and obligations to successful applicants.


BSAVA is looking ideally for four recently qualified companion animal veterinarians who would otherwise not be able to attend this unique event. Applications can be made as individuals or as a group.


Ideally working in private companion animal practice, the applicants must be registered with the relevant governing body in their country similar to the RCVS in the UK.

They need to be able to speak and understand English to a sufficient level to be able to benefit from the lectures and be prepared to share accommodation with another invitee in the form of a twin bedded shared hotel room.


Interested parties are invited to send a formless application in less than 500 words to:

Krista Arnold Dr.Med.Vet. MRCVS:


describing their professional background and a brief explanation why their professional work would benefit from a visit to next year's BSAVA Congress.


All applications have to be received by 31st August 2015 to be considered by BSAVA’s International Affairs Committee.


The committee’s decision will be final and the selected visitors will be informed before 31st October 2015, to leave enough time to allow for travel and – if necessary – visa arrangements.


The invitees would be expected to participate in official events and receptions during Congress and inform British colleagues about the life of companion animal veterinarians in their part of Europe.


How to ...

Practical lectures


In this practical column, experts share tips and tricks in their respective fields, in collaboration with the organisers of major congresses of FECAVA members.


Here, we present two “How to...” lectures,

presented at the 2015 BSAVA congress.



Volume 25(2), Summer 2015