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Speakers

We have world-class speakers, who between them have literally hundreds of thousands of hours of practical experience in the relevant areas.

These are world-leaders talking from their own personal experience about subjects of great relevance to the practising companion animal vet and veterinary nurse, veterinary managers and administrators, and allied veterinary professionals.

International World – Class Speakers

The speakers have been chosen because they are global leaders who work daily for the greater good of clients and their animal friends, just like you do in your practice every day.

These hand-picked world-class speakers have between them hundreds of thousands of hours of practical experience in the relevant areas. These are world-leaders speaking from their own personal experience about subjects of great relevance to the practising companion animal vet and veterinary nurse. The aim is to provide world-class solutions to everyday problems. We intend to deliver information and insights that can’t be obtained from reading a book or taking an on-line course – and to make it practically relevant to you. We have listened to the subjects you want to hear about and we have constructed the programme to meet your needs.

We believe that the depth and breadth of experience offered in this festival of education is unrivalled.

Keynote Speakers

Wellness and what the means to us

For 2017, the Keynote session will take the form of an informal discussion between guest Comedian Russell Brand and Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, followed by an illuminating question and answer session with delegates to provide help and insight into coping with the challenges of working life in the veterinary industry and beyond.

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The Keynote will take place on Friday 9th June at 6pm.

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Professor Nick Bacon
MA VetMB CertVR CertSAS DECVS DACVS MRCVS
Clinical Director of Oncology and Soft Tissue, Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue, Professor of Veterinary Oncology, University of Surrey, UK
Professor Gordon Blunn
BSc PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Centre for Materials Research, University College London, Gower Street, London, UK
Dr Kieran Borgeat
BSc (Hons) BVSc MVetMed CertVC MRCVS DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology)
Lead Clinician, Cardiology and Interventional Radiology, Highcroft Veterinary Hospital, 615 Wells Road, Bristol, UK
Professor Jon Bowen
BVetMed DipAS(CABC) MRCVS
Honorary Lecturer in Small Animal Behaviour, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

Professor Stuart Carmichael
BVMS, MVM, DSAO, MRCVS
Director Joint Adventures Ltd. Professional Veterinary Consultancy Services Professor of Veterinary Science, University of Surrey
Dr Carolyne Crowe
BVetMed (Hons) BSc Dip Coaching MRCVS
Veterinary Coach & Mentor, UK
Dr Lowri Davies
BVSc MRCVS Cert Vet Acup CCRP
SMART Veterinary Clinic Ltd, Heol Dulais, Birchgrove, Swansea, UK
Fiona Doubleday
BSc (Hons) MCSP SRP ACPAT CAT A
Chartered Physiotherapist, Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedic and Neurology, Halfway Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, UK

Dr Colin Driver
BSc BVetMed (Hons) MVetMed PhD DipECVN MRCVS
Senior Neurologist and Neurosurgeon, Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Halfway Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, UK
Dr Felix Duerr
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DACVSMR, DECVS
Small Animal Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Colorado State University, 300 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Dr Padraig Egan
BVM&S MRCVS
Small Animal Surgical Resident, Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedic and Neurology and Oncology and Soft Tissue Centres, Surrey, UK
Professor Gary Ellison
DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Professor and Service Chief, Small Animal Surgery, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Professor Gary England
BVetMed PhD DVetMed DVR CertVA DVRep DipACT Dip ECAR PFHEA FRCVS
Foundation Dean & Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire, UK
Dr Matthew Fiddes
BVSc DZooMed(Avian) MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, C J Hall Veterinary Surgeons, 15 Temple Sheen Road, East Sheen, London, UK
Dr Laurent Findji
DMV MS DipECVS MRCVS
Senior Surgeon Oncology and Soft Tissue, Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue, 70 Priestley Road, Guildford, Surrey, UK
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick
MVB CertVR DSAO ACVSMR DUniv MRCVS
Director Fitzpatrick Referrals and Fitzbionics, Professor of Orthopaedics, Veterinary School, University of Surrey, Surrey, UK

Dr Sarah Girling
BVSc CertSAS MRCVS DipECVS
Senior Surgeon Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, Fitzpatrick Referrals, Surrey, UK
Professor Tim Hackett
BS: Zoology DVM MS Diplomate: American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Colorado State University, 300 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Dr Stephen Kalff
BVSc MANZCVSc DSAS(Orth) MRCVS
Senior Surgeon Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Halfway Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, UK
Professor Roberto La Ragione
BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FRSB CBiol FIBMS CSci FRCPath
Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Head of the Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Director of the Veterinary Pathology Centre, University of Surrey, UK

Dr Gerard McLauchlan
BVMS Dip-ECVIM CA MRCVS FHEA
European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Senior Veterinary Clinician in Small Animal Emergency Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Garscube Campus, Bearsd
Lucy Montague
BSc (Hons) GradDipVN RVN
Clinical Nursing Manager, Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue, 70 Priestley, Road, Guildford, Surrey, UK
Dr Kate Murphy
BVSc (Hons) DSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS PGCert(HE)
Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology, Highcroft Veterinary Hospital, 615 Wells Road, Bristol, UK
Dr Richard Nap
DVM, PhD Dipl. ECVS and Dipl. ECVCN
Director, VetCoach, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr Stijn J.M Niessen
DVM PhD DipECVIM-CA MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
Dr Jacques Penderis
BVSc MVM PhD CVR DipECVN MRCVS
European Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology, Vet Extra Neurology, Broadleys Veterinary Hospital, Craig Leith Road, Stirling, Scotland, UK
Dr Betina Rama
DVM, INSEAD Diplomate of Clinical Organizational Psychology
Professor of Veterinary Practice Management Universidad del Salvador, Pilar Pcia. de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr Jeremy Rose
MA VetMB DipECVN MRCVS
Senior Neurologist and Neurosurgeon, Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Halfway Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, UK

Dr Clare Rusbridge
RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology BVMS PhD DipECVN FRCVS
Chief of Neurology, Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Halfway Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, UK
Professor Ashley Saunders
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Associate Professor, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Texas A & M University, 408 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, College Station, Texas, USA
Professor Brian Saunders
DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Associate Professor, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Texas A & M University, 408 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, College Station, Texas, USA
Dr Kerry Simpson
BVM&S Cert VC PhD FANZCVS (Feline Chapter) DipECVIM-Ca MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine, Highcroft Veterinary Hospital, 615 Wells Road, Bristol, UK

Dr Miguel Solano
DVM DipECVS MRCVS
European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, Senior Surgeon Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Halfway Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, UK
Fraje Watson
BSc (Hons) RVN
Practitioner Nurse/Research Assistant, Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology, Halfway Lane, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, UK
Dr Laura Woodward
MVB, CertVR, CertSAS, MRCVS, Dip. Couns
Andy McCreadie
Managing Director, Sandler Training