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The 2016 OV Conference

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01 September 2016, at 12:00am

Delegates return to Swindon for a second year of cutting-edge discussions around the role of the OV

Welcome to the 2016 OV Conference focusing on the theme of safeguarding animal welfare. In the following sections you will find the full programme detailing the large animal, small animal and equine streams. Private veterinary practitioners and expert vets from APHA will provide relevant,  informed  content to help you in your OV work. 

The main highlights of the conference are:

  • A stream of lectures on large animals providing updates on bovine TB, bluetongue, the welfare of beef and dairy cattle and notifiable diseases. 
  • Small animal practitioners will be able to access lectures on exporting companion animals and pet birds, the illegal import of puppies and the threat of exotic diseases to the small animal population
  • Lecture streams dedicated to equine practitioners will provide updates on notifiable diseases, challenges associated with equine exports and welfare aspects of equine dentistry. 

All streams will also feature interactive sessions on export case scenarios and round table discussions on topical issues, where delegates will be invited to take part via audience voting.

Bringing OVs together from across the country, the conference delivers cutting edge Continuing Professional Development of 12 hours over the two days. The latest developments and knowledge relevant to small animal, large animal and equine OVs will be discussed.

All OVs are now required to revalidate their knowledge on a regular basis and a key component of this revalidation is undertaking CPD relevant to their area of OV work. There have been significant developments in disease control methods and export processes over the last few years and this conference will provide important practical knowledge that OVs can take back to practice.

With formal revalidation starting soon for some OCQ(V)s, each lecture stream will include a presentation informing you of the requirements for revalidation so that you can start your preparation in good time. 

A special gala dinner on Thursday September 29th with after dinner speaker Alan Wight, a veterinary pathologist, promises to provide us with an entertaining evening.

After the event all delegates will receive an email providing login details to the OV Conference online platform. Here you will be able to access recordings of all the lectures and download your certificate of attendance.

So it’s just left to thank all our sponsors and exhibitors for supporting the event and to thank you for attending. We hope you enjoy the conference.