1 Jun 2023

BVA Live: back with a bang!

BVA was excited to be back at the NEC Birmingham in May for the second BVA Live. Over the course of two days, more than 1400 delegates from across the veterinary professions gathered to hear from inspirational speakers, take part in thought-provoking debates and practical hands-on CPD, and explore a world-class exhibition.

A highlight of the event was the BVA Interactive Zone (above), which hosted ‘hot-topic’ sessions, encouraging delegates to explore a range of challenging issues. Lively discussions took place, with varying opinions and lots of ‘devil’s advocate’ scenarios being played out on topics such
as ‘What if UK dog imports were banned?’ and ‘What is the role of vets in maintaining the social licence of animal sport?’ BVA President Malcolm Morley chaired a highly engaging session in the business, career and debate stream on the current application of artificial intelligence in veterinary medicine and its future potential.
Key sessions were jam packed, as delegates keen to hear from the experts eagerly piled in, with Sarah Heath’s session on ‘supporting pandemic puppies in practice’ drawing a huge crowd. The clinical nursing stream, supported by the British Veterinary Nursing Association, engaged vet nurses with an exciting programme and the wet labs gave delegates the chance to get hands-on and learn new practical skills. BVA staff on the BVA stand were thrilled to meet so many members from the veterinary community and were on hand to give delegates advice on membership, and update on BVA’s latest campaigning and lobbying activity – and the new BVA horse head-shaped buzzer game was also a hit, generating fierce competition in the last few hours of the show!

BVA Live will be back at the NEC on 6–7 June 2024. Find out more: