Due to the continued global spread of COVID-19, Congress 2020 has been cancelled.

BSAVA will be notifying delegates, speakers, exhibitors and other service providers directly with more information and the next steps. We will share updates here as they become available – and we ask that you please bear with us during this busy time to allow us to contact everyone.


All delegates are eligible for a refund of their registration fees and we will begin this process next week.

Alternative CPD provision

We are aware that cancelling the event will have big implications for many delegates who rely on the 450+ sessions of CPD Congress provides as a key part of their annual learning and development. BSAVA remain committed to supporting vets and vet nurses to access high quality CPD, and are now looking at alternative routes for delivering Congress lectures and podcasts. Whilst we won’t be able to deliver the full Congress programme, we will be working with our speakers to capture as many lectures as we can to make content available online. Please look out for updates in due course.

Other BSAVA CPD and events

We will continue to review our full programme of events and CPD as the national situation develops. Updates will be shared regularly on the BSAVA website.

Please adhere to the protection measures given by the World Health Organization if you are travelling from, or have recently visited, areas where COVID-19 is spreading. These can be found here.

Relevant websites for information on COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

The UK Government https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public