BVCS Conference is only 12 days away!!

1 November 2016

This year’s BVCS Owners Conference will take place on Sunday, 13th November, in the heart of Chester at the Queen Hotel, Chester.

The main theme this year is Surgery, and we have pleasure in welcoming our main speaker, Dr. Andy Niehaus from Ohio State University. Supporting acts include the mash-up from the Ohio conference, responsible drug use, and an account of bTB testing.


Andy Niehaus is the main speaker, Andy has extensive experience of working with camelids and the BVCS have arranged for him to come and pass on his knowledge to you.

Although a couple of his topics are surgery based, these are not talks for vets, they are talks aimed at owners and the idea is to show you what is possible and what sort of management you may need to provide a surgical case.

Programme 2016

Sunday 13th November

 8.30 – 9.15

Arrival & registration


 9.15 – 10.15

Orthopaedic injuries

Andy Niehaus


Coffee break


10.45 – 11.45

The surgical patient: common procedures & nursing care

Andy Niehaus

11.45 – 12.30

bTB testing: What should & does happen

Shirley Bettinson & Tim Hey




13.30 – 14.30

Dental disease

Andy Niehaus

14.30 – 15.20

Ohio Mash-Up

(International Camelid Health Conference)

Jenny Grewal & Emily Rainbow


Coffee break


15.40 – 16.30

Responsible use of drugs

Claire Whitehead

16.30 – 17.00




Conference Costs & Booking


The conference fee is £90 (+VAT). This includes the conference fee as well as lunch, tea/coffee breaks and conference proceedings.

Please book  via the 'Manage Your herd' section of the Pedigree Registry on line herd book, accessed via the members areas of the BAS web site. (or contact Kim at

For those requiring overnight accommodation, a number of rooms are being held at the Queen until 29th September 2017. The arranged room rate is £129 (single occupancy; please add £10 for breakfast for additional guests) for their Queen Classic room (or upgrade to Queen Executive for +£20, or King Executive for +£40).
To book rooms, contact the hotel direct on 01244 305000 and mention that you are booking as part of BVCS.

Those arriving on Saturday night are welcome to join the Vets’ Conference Dinner (£47.00, including ½ bottle of wine) – please indicate this on your booking and provide your email address for menu choice.

 ** Please make sure your vet knows about the Vets’ Conference running all weekend! *
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