The British Equine Veterinary Association’s (BEVA) 2015 Congress, taking place Sept. 9-12 at the Liverpool Arena Convention Centre, in England, will host a veterinary nursing day, featuring lectures aimed specifically at the profession and presented by a combination of veterinarians and vet nurses.
This year, on Sept. 12, there will be a day of practical lectures on aspects of caring for the hospitalized horse. In the morning session Joanna Suthers, BVM&S, MPhil, CertES(Soft Tissue), Dipl. ECVS, MRCVS, from B&W Equine Hospital, in southwest England, will discuss how to appraise a paper. Dawn McHugh, BA, Dipl. AVN, EVN, VN, head nurse at Newmarket Equine Hospital, in England, will take a look at current evidence-based practice in theater (or surgery suite) nursing. Louise Southwood, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVECC, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, and Katherine King, REVN, from Liphook Equine Hospital, in England, will cover nurse and intern theater essentials in abdominal surgery and arthroscopic surgery, respectively. Also during the morning, lecturers will present sessions on inpatient care will cover management of the recumbent horse (Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, a professor at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine), care of acute and chronic starvation cases (Nicky Jarvis, BVetMed, Cert. AVP (equine medicine), MRCVS, from Redwings Horse Sanctuary, in the U.K.), dystocia and care of the post-parturient mare (Bonny Millar, CVT, RVN, REVN, from Rossdales Equine Hospital, in Suffolk, England), and atypical myopathy—masquerading as colic for years or an emerging disease (Victoria South, MA, Vet MB, CertAVP(EM), Dipl. ECEIM, MRCVS, from Liphook Equine Hospital).
The afternoon session will start with a down-to-earth appraisal of the hospitalized horse and their owners. Gemma Pearson, BVMS, MRC