Exotic animals conference dates announced

Exotic animals conference dates announced

The British Veterinary Zoological Society is to hold its annual conference for vets who work in first and second opinion exotic animal practice in Birmingham from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th November.

Topics covered at Conference Aston, will include practical applications of enrichment for zoo species, options for reproductive control in pet ferrets, challenges of exotics out-of-hours care, veterinary care of invertebrates and decision-making in wildlife cases.

The Association says that this year, there will be a greater focus on masterclasses, practical sessions and roundtable discussions, and that there will be plenty of new research, case reports, case series and the most recent advancements in the field of zoo, wildlife and exotic animal medicine.

There will be dedicated streams covering zoo health, nursing, exotic pets and wildlife health, together with a stream for students and new graduates.

The social programme includes the student-mentor mixer, a wine and canapés evening, a gala dinner and silent disco.

Registration fees have been held at the same level as 2019: tickets for non-members range from £410 for one day, to £760 for all three; members get a discount.