Its a CPD day like no other . . . for starters, its held in a post-mortem laboratory and is always so popular that every available seat and stainless steel bench is occupied with vets; the talks are delivered by four vets currently practising in Northern Ireland and the best presentation is traditionally chosen by the President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. This year we welcome Dr Bradley Viner along to perform this difficult task and to present the beautiful Frank Mullan trophy to the winner.
Topics will include bovine liver biopsies, common types of lameness in racehorses, the advantages of myostatin testing and practical applications for MRI in small animal practice. The talks are followed by the AVSPNI AGM (members only) and a three course dinner at the Silver Birch Hotel. For full details please see the flyer and don’t forget to REGISTER by close of play on Monday 4th January if you plan to attend. Demand is expected to be so high that we will once again relay proceedings through to the staff-room at AFBI where there will be over-spill accommodation – once that is full we may have to turn away any unregistered delegates.
Here are a few pictures from last year’s event (January 2015) showing winner Carolyn Perkins receiving her trophy from RCVS President Stuart Reid, the handover of the AVSPNI Presidency from Alan Gordon to Melanie Spahn, vets listening to the presentations and our four speakers.