The BSAVA is inviting veterinary nurses to submit unique and interesting case reports to be presented at BSAVA Congress 2024 in Manchester on 21st – 23rd March.

The case report can be in any area of small animal nursing, from nurse clinics to critical care.

The submission needs to include a short synopsis of the case, using the following outline:

  • Introduction – to include the unique or interesting aspect 
  • Synopsis of the case – signalment, initial assessment, physical findings, intervention, patient care and recovery, final outcome
  • Discussion – focus on the specific nursing care and interventions 
  • Conclusion - the key nursing points that were learnt from the case, specialised skills and any specialized monitoring equipment used during the case

All case report submissions will be assessed with successful candidates chosen to present at BSAVA Congress.

Presentations will be limited to up to eight minutes, with two to three minutes of questions, overall lasting 10 minutes.

There's an award for the overall best-case report, judged on the unique aspects of the case, presentation quality, ability to present within a time frame, and response to questions.

The BSAVA is encouraging submissions from veterinary nurses who have not had the opportunity to lecture before, although everyone is welcome.

Kelly Eyre RVN, BSAVA Congress Committee member said: “The VN Case Reports are a great opportunity for aspiring nurses who would like to become speakers at BSAVA or other events and discuss an interesting case from their career.

To submit your case, email with ‘Case report’ as the subject line.

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