Celebrating 50 years of BSAVA PetSavers at Congress 2024

6 March 2024

This year we’re celebrating 50 years of BSAVA PetSavers! 50 years is a very special milestone, one that we couldn’t have reached without people like you. Our supporters take many forms; they may be our alumni and researchers whose hard work brings about the changes in companion animal veterinary medicine that we see and report on.

They may be our vital fundraisers, volunteers, donors, legators, who are really where our stories of improved pet health, better diagnosis and less suffering begin. Without these amazing people, BSAVA PetSavers could not continue. In this time, over 300 research projects have been funded, totalling around £2.7 million; however, vital clinical research into companion animal diseases is still needed.

Come and see us at the BSAVA PetSavers stand (D502), where we’re challenging you to raise funds for PetSavers during our 50th anniversary year. Test yourself with our eco bike lightbulb challenge, open to everyone throughout the duration of Congress, and browse our new range of pet sympathy cards featuring designs from the recent PetSavers art competition. We’re also giving you the chance to win an afternoon tea and spa day –  all you need to do is fill in our short survey which can be found in your delegate bags or on the stand!

This year, we have our own ‘PetSavers Progressive Care’ module at BSAVA Congress 2024, taking place on Thursday 21st March in Charter 4. Some of our prestigious PetSavers alumni, as experienced clinicians, exponents of EBVM (Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine) and clinical researchers, will explain, discuss and debate how to bring findings from high quality evidence into your day-to-day clinical practice to help provide tailored, contextualised, progressive care for your patients.

If you wish to confidently use clinical evidence to improve your clinical practice, use your own practice data to change your practice, and be able to identify misuse and misinterpretation of evidence to avoid harm to your patients, then don’t miss this module!

Rosie Godfrey, Chair of BSAVA PetSavers Management Committee said: “BSAVA Congress is such an important veterinary forum for exchange of knowledge, skills, and experiential knowhow. At BSAVA PetSavers, we felt it was an excellent opportunity to help vets build confidence in interrogating the clinical evidence and improving their clinical practice.”

We also have a series of alumni talks taking place on Friday 22nd March from 2.40pm in Exchange Room 11, followed by an alumni reception sponsored by Summit Pharmaceuticals at 4.40pm. We hope to see you there!

Find out more about BSAVA PetSavers 50th Anniversary Celebrations here: https://new.bsava.com/petsavers/50th-anniversary/.

To book your ticket to BSAVA Congress 2024, visit the website: https://www.bsavacongress.com/.