Monday, 8 February 2016


The last weekend in January saw over 200 students travel from the UK, Ireland and Europe to the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonnington Campus for the third annual Student Equine Veterinary Association’s symposium. BEVA also joined in the fun, with the weekend incorporated lectures, practicals, a trade show and of course a black tie dinner, all organised by a fantastic team from the Nottingham Equine Veterinary Society.

BEVA were well represented at the event with current President Mark Bowen heading some of the practical sessions along with our Senior Vice President Andrew Harrison; current Junior Vice President Jonathan Pycock giving an engaging talk on Reproduction; while this year’s Congress Chair Gayle Hallowell and Hannah Yeates, a member of BEVA Council, also contributing to the weekend’s CPD programme. 

The BEVA Office exhibited at the trade show, with lots of new members recruited and the EVJ Bookshop enjoying a tremendous weekend of sales. Popular books included the Saunders Equine Formulary and our Joint Injection Guide. If you missed out on purchasing any books (We ended up selling out of everything by Sunday lunchtime!) remember you can order and browse here

BEVA sponsored two sessions throughout the weekend, Richard Hepburn’s Neurology lecture and a talk from Hannah Yeates on Alternative Careers within the Equine Veterinary Industry, with Hannah even slipping in some photos of Madonna into her presentation! Both sessions were very well received, with Richard showing some brilliant videos which should help aid diagnosis for the attendees in the future and Hannah's presentation delivering options that many did not exist!

The event also gave the BEVA team lots of inspiration, with the vodka luge high up on our list of things we NEED at the Annual Dinner for Congress!

We look forward to travelling to Liverpool for next year's SEVA Conference! 

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