BVA CPD

Our comprehensive 2014 national CPD programme 
features clinical BVA CPD logocourses across disciplines and a range of non-clinical courses to develop your business and personal skills.

Key features of BVA CPD

  • our unique blended learning approach with pre-course reading and post-course support that puts you in touch with your speakers and fellow delegates
  • a range of learning levels from basic to advanced
  • practical or theoretical courses
  • discounted rates for BVA members and their non-vet staff, plus additional savings for delegates who book more than 6 weeks in advance

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BVA CPD partners

We have a number of partnerships with third party CPD suppliers so BVA members can access their CPD at a discounted rate:

The Webinar Vet

BVA members get 50% or more off membership to The Webinar Vet.

Membership to The Webinar Vet provides:

  • full access to the library of over 150 hours of pre-recorded webinars
  • invitations to the Thursday members’ live events, at least 40 a year
  • early notification of sponsored webinars
  • a monthly CD from one of the presentations

Register with The Webinar Vet

2014 membership rates

Standard rates for 2014 are £147 plus VAT per month or £1470 plus VAT per year.

BVA members are eligible for a 50% discount off this rate - £73.50 plus VAT per month or £735 plus VAT per year.

Extra discounts are available for:

  • final-year student BVA members who can sign up for free membership
  • student members in other years* who pay £12 ex VAT per month
  • recent graduate members up to 3 years qualified who pay £30 ex VAT per month
  • practices with more than one BVA member wishing to join

View the practice membership rates

In order to qualify for the practice discount, all joining members have to be BVA members.

Terms and conditions

A valid BVA membership number is required to register for the reduced BVA rates. Membership is checked on registration.

The Webinar Vet standard terms and conditions apply.

*Student members are defined as studying full time for a veterinary degree.

This offer does not apply to nurse membership of The Webinar Vet.

Royal Veterinary College

Members in their final year of study through to their eighth year after graduation can get 50% off Royal Veterinary College recorded webinars as part of the BVA Young Vet Network (YVN).

BVA member price - £15
Non-member price - £30

View available courses and book

Terms and conditions

Discounts will only be given to BVA YVN members who provide a valid membership number on registration.

The discount is only available to BVA YVN members, up to 8 years qualified.

Webinars are subject to RVC's standard terms and conditions of booking. 

Animal Health Trust, equine division

Working with the Animal Health Trust (AHT) we provide a programme of free equine CPD for members.

As a BVA member you can attend as many of these seminars as you like, free of charge. Non-members can now attend too, for £25 per seminar.

A light buffet meal is provided courtesy of the BVA.

2014 programme

Why do horses doing different sports get different injuries?

Dr Rachel Murray - Wednesday 17 September

Horses are becoming increasingly specialised for specific sports, so we tend to see a pattern of injury that is specific for horses within a particular sport.  This is to some degree due to risk of particular accidental-type injuries, but of potentially more importance and more possible to prevent is training-associated injury due to repetitive overload of particular structures. This talk looks at the patterns of injury seen in specific sports, why they occur and what potential interventions could reduce their occurrence.

The challenges of interpreting the responses to diagnostic analgesia

Dr Sue Dyson - Wed 19 November

Nerve blocks are hugely valuable in lameness investigation, but are not as specific as we would like and there are many pitfalls in interpretation. This will be illustrated by case examples.

Registering for events

If you would like to attend, please email your name, practice name, BVA membership number and the date of the event to karen.gooch@aht.org.uk

After booking if you are unable to attend an event for any reason, please let Karen know so that someone else can fill your space.

Membership will be checked on registration.

Further details

Food will be served from 7pm to allow time for arrival and socialising.

Seminars will start at 7.30pm prompt and finish around 9pm.

Talks are restricted to 40 delegates.

Talks are held at the AHT, Newmarket