Farming and Agriculture Highlights at BVA Congress

06/11/2019

There will be plenty of content for a farm animal audience at this year’s British Veterinary Association (BVA) Congress at the London Vet Show, as speakers ‘behind the headlines’ on some of the profession’s biggest challenges...
 
In particular, the much-anticipated Wooldridge Memorial Lecture will see animal welfare science pioneer, Temple Grandin focus on improving livestock stockmanship and welfare.

Taking place on day one of the London Vet Show (LVS), Dr Grandin will lead this prestigious session by sharing her unique insight into the handling of farm animals, covering visual distractions and handling facilities and point of balance principles to reduce stress.

This year’s ‘going behind the headlines’ theme means that there is a wealth of topical and current content on the programme. From more sustainable and green practice to why we should care about diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession, there is a wide range of newsworthy issues up for discussion. Those looking for themes relating to farm animal welfare or large and mixed practice may find the following sessions of interest:
  • Wooldridge memorial lecture: Improving stockmanship and welfare
    • Speakers: Dr Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University
    • Thursday 14th November, BVA Congress
  • Costing the earth? Now is the time to green the vet profession
    • Speakers: David Pencheon, Founding Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit and Ellie West, RCVS specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and Sustainability Lead at Davies Veterinary Specialists
    • Thursday 14th November, BVA Congress
  • Veterinary workplaces: the good, the bad and the ugly
    • Speakers: Ben Sweeney, Managing Director of Simply Locums and Gudrun Ravetz, Chair of the BVA Good Workplace Working Group and Head Veterinary Officer at SimplyHealth Professionals
    • Thursday 14th November, BVA Congress
  • The value of difference: why we should all care about diversity and inclusion in the workplace
    • Speaker: Laura Haycock, Senior Psychologist at Pearn Kandola
    • Friday 15th November, BVA Congress
There is also the BVA Farm Animal stream which covers everything from Day One Competences to the essentials that all general practitioners need to know. BVA is an education partner for the London Vet Show and its four streams include Equine, Farming, BVA Congress and Careers Development.

The London Vet Show will be held at London Excel on 14th and 15th November. BVA members will have access to all areas of the show as well as a 15% discount on the advertised price. Student members will receive a 20% discount.

For more information on BVA and The London Vet Show see the full programme and online press registration.

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