BSAVA Scottish Congress


The BSAVA Scottish region would like to invite you for an action packed weekend of CPD, socialising and ceilidh dancing! Held between Friday 31 August and Sunday 2 September at the wonderful Edinburgh Conference Centre Heriot Watt, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

The Edinburgh Conference Centre is perfectly located close to the centre of Edinburgh and all the attractions it has to offer with regular bus services running to and from the city centre. For further information, visit the Visit Scotland website.

We have worked hard to put together a range of topics, delivered by excellent speakers at a great venue. Our Gala Dinner is again going to be at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, hosts to a fantastic night in 2011.

We would like to let you know about the main topics for Vets which cover Ophthalmology (Neil Geddes)andOrthopaedics (John Ferguson) and the Nursing topics which cover Nutrition and Neutraceuticals (Marge Chandler) and Reproduction and Neonatology (Louise McLean).

Alongside this there will be a series of afternoon seminars including topics covering:

  • Poisoning (Interactive) - Andy Brown
  • Chronic ear disease - Peter Forsythe
  • Suturing practical (for nurses) - Ignacio Calvo
  • CPR (Interactive) - Andy Brown
  • Unusual endocrinopathies in dogs - Ian Ramsey
  • Laboratory Tests, top tips for blood smears and urinalysis in house - Sam Fontaine
  • The dyspnoeic cat - Yolande Martinez
  • Medical and surgical management of the GDV 1 - Gerard McLauchlan and Kathryn Pratschke
  • Rabbit anaesthesia - tips to keep them alive - Jo Hedley
  • Medical and surgical management of the GDV 2 - Gerard McLauchlan and Kathryn Pratschke
  • Pancreatic disease - Yvonne McGrotty
  • Fluid therapy, which and when - Derek Flaherty

We have released our programme of events for the weekend and its time to mark the date on your calendar. Further details can be found on the BSAVA Website and booking and registration is now open. Further details will be confirmed within the next few weeks.

Thanks to the ongoing support of our sponsors, we have been able to make this year's Scottish Congress even better value for money, meaning you can stretch not only your mind but also your CPD budget as well.

Take advantage of the Early Bird offer or come and see us on the Scottish BSAVA stand at Birmingham for a one off registration offer!

Early Bird weekend non member rates start from just £254.50 for vets and £130 for nurses - find out more online at