If man’s best friend is his dog, dog’s best friend may be his devoted vet…

As a nation of pet lovers, Britons really do value their moggies, pooches, domestic rodents and fish! So, next time you’re out for a walk with your dog or having fun with your hamster, spare a thought for the UK’s army of small animal vet specialists who help to keep our faithful friends happy and healthy and a central point in our family lives.

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) will be converging on Birmingham next week for its annual congress. The event at the ICC/NIA runs from 4 April to 7 April and will see around 8,000 from across the globe, from the veterinary profession and from industry all keen to access the world’s best science, there’s an unrivalled exhibition too and, of course, an impressive social programme.

The event has come a long way since it was first held at the Shaftesbury Hotel, Monmouth Street, London in March 1958 – a long way from Birmingham city centre. The main lecture room was regularly packed with over 150 people and the trade exhibition consisted of 17 trestle tables, one for each of the exhibiting companies.

We look forward to welcoming delegates attending the BSAVA Congress – here’s a nifty link to book a bedroom http://hotel-latour.co.uk/rooms/

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