Race to zero tops agenda at BVA Congress

Race to zero tops agenda at BVA Congress

In the week that a major UN scientific report concluded human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways, it perhaps is no surprise that the issue is top of the agenda at this year’s BVA Congress at the London Vet Show.

The event, which runs from 11-12 November, with the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Glasgow at the same time, will see the profession come together to consider how the profession should be engaging in the race to zero.

With 79% of vets saying that they would like to play a more active role in the sustainability agenda, experts will consider what are the most impactful actions the profession can take to improve environmental sustainability with #GreenTeamVet topics including the One Health approach to parasiticides and the sustainability of pet ownership.

BVA Junior Vice President Justine Shotton, below, said: “This year has held unprecedented challenges for every member of our profession and I’m sure I’m not alone in my excitement at the prospect of reconnecting with colleagues. BVA

“Congress provides a unique platform for delegates from every area of the veterinary world to come together to lift the lid and debate pressing issues such as our current and future roles in environmental sustainability, diversity within the profession, animal welfare and Brexit.

“This is an exceptional programme and I would encourage all vets to make room in their London Vet Show schedule to join these thought-provoking discussions. BVA Congress sessions are open to all London Vet Show attendees, not just BVA members, and they count towards CPD.

“After a year that has left many of us feeling isolated from our wider communities this is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the social and political environments we work in, learn from each other and jointly consider how we want to shape the future of our profession.”

BVA members can get access to the full BVA offering, as well as the usual London Vet Show programme, for 15% less than the lowest advertised price, using their BVA number.