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Brexit and Animal Welfare on the Agenda at BVA Congress

From Brexit to ‘Trojan dogs’, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) will be hosting a range of topical sessions at its two-day Congress at the London Vet Show next week (15-16 November).

Highlights include a range of discussions and debates on prominent issues such as Brexit and animal welfare, ‘Trojan dogs’ and pet travel rules, welfare at slaughter and sustainability in agriculture and the food chain.

Mike Dilger

Mike Dilger

The prestigious Wooldridge lecture will be presented by ecologist and wildlife presenter, Mike Dilger, who will be talking about his work which has taken him around the globe as well as his experiences contracting a range of exotic diseases. Other key speakers include professor of veterinary parasitology Lord Trees and Angela Smith MP.

Based on new research from the University of Exeter, there will also be two Thursday morning sessions on how to tackle issues of confidence and motivation in the veterinary workforce.

BVA president Simon Doherty will chair a series of Congress sessions including a much-anticipated debate asking whether Brexit will be good or bad for animal welfare.

BVA is an education partner for the London Vet Show and will be running four streams including Equine, Farming, BVA Congress and Careers Development as well as having an exhibition presence. The London Vet Show will be held at London Excel from Thursday 15 - Friday 16 November.


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