Event FAQs |

REGISTRATION |

Registration is open now!

Registration is open to all UK and International Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses.

We welcome BSAVA Members and Non-Members to participate in the event.

If you are not a BSAVA member, but are a member of the veterinary associations* listed below you are eligible to attend at a reduced rate. Please see our Registration page for further details on prices and packages available.

* FECAVA, BEVA, ASAVA, WSAVA

Registering for Congress is simple:

1. Online - Click Book Now to purchase your ticket

2. Registration Form - Download the PDF registration form & return via email to congressadmin@bsava.com. The form will be processed and an invoice issued for payment. 


* Please note, that when booking online you will be redirected to our main BSAVA website where you will be asked to log in to your account. If you have have not previously registered you will be prompted to do so. If you have forgotten your website username please contact our Membership Services Team at administration@bsava.com / Tel 01452 726700

Your ticket to Virtual Congress 2021 will include access to:

  • The live event on the 25-27th March 2021
  • Over 130 hours of CPD - including over 80 live sessions and 100 on-demand webinars 
  • All the chat rooms & networking sessions
  • The interactive virtual exhibition hall
  • All content for 60 days via the platform, and the BSAVA Library thereafter

For 2021, members of the veterinary associations FECAVA, ASAVA or BEVA, can benefit from the same discounted Congress rate as our own members! 

Visit the Registration page to find out about the packages available and to Book Now online*.

When prompted to select your relevant registration category from the dropdown (step 3) choose the Non-Member category.

At the next step (step 4) select the relevant Association to receive the discounted rate of £99 + VAT**


*Please note, that when booking online you will be redirected to our main BSAVA website where you will be asked to log in to your account. If you have have not previously registered with the BSAVA website, you will need to do so. If you have forgotten your website username please contact our Membership Services Team at administration@bsava.com / Tel 01452 726700

**In the event that the delegate has selected the incorrect registration fee, BSAVA reserves the right to change this after submission. Any outstanding balance will be notified to the delegate by email with instructions on how to resubmit payment to settle any outstanding balance. BSAVA reserves the right to refuse access for incorrect payment of registration fees.

Please see our full Terms and Conditions for more information.

For group bookings of 100 tickets or more, please email congress@bsava.com

Tickets purchased via the online booking journey* will require a card payment to secure your place. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express card payments.

If submitting a registration form*, the team will process your application and send an invoice for payment. Please do not send car details with a form or via email.

All payments must be made in GDP £ sterling.


*In the event that the delegate has selected the incorrect registration fee, BSAVA reserves the right to change this after submission. Any outstanding balance will be notified to the delegate by email with instructions on how to resubmit payment to settle any outstanding balance. BSAVA reserves the right to refuse access for incorrect payment of registration fees.

Please see our full Terms and Conditions for more information.

For BSAVA Virtual Congress, the rate remains the same for all BSAVA membership categories.

Member rate is £99 + VAT available until 17th Feb 2021 (Late Fee after this date charged £149 + VAT).

No - We are unable to offer entry into the virtual exhibition hall only; with a ticket to the event granting access to all areas & content.

When we return to face to face events, we will be able to offer Exhibition Only tickets again. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made on or before 28 February 2021 will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations must be received in writing, via email, to congress@bsava.com and will be acknowledged by return.

After 28 February 2021 no refund will be made.

Refunds will be processed following the live event (25-27 March 2021).


Transfer of ticket

Name replacements, made by email, will be accepted up until 19 March 2021.

Verbal cancellations or changes will not be accepted.


The email address you submitted during registration will be the one linked to your virtual platform account, used to access the event on the virtual platform. Please make sure this is correct and is unique to you as only one person can log in with the email address provided. 


For more information please read our Terms and Conditions

Yes invite your colleagues!

Let your peers know you are attending BSAVA Virtual Congress 2021 by sharing the news on social media.

If you would like to invite your colleagues please send them this link to book their place.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME |

There will be over 130 hours of CPD across the live and on-demand programme.

'Modules' refer to the clinical topics that will be covered across the live & on-demand programme.

In total there are 24 module topics, including:

  • Patient Safety is Not Optional
  • Anaesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • Liver Disease
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Cardiology
  • Feline Medicine and Nursing
  • The Surgical Team: Practices and Principles
  • Can The Profession Go Green?
  • The Exotic Hideaway
  • Ophthalmology
  • Kidney Medicine and Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Neurology on a Shoestring
  • Brachycephalics
  • Nursing: The Cornerstone of Care 
  • Orthopaedics
  • Cytology for Vets and Nurses
  • Current Topics
  • Urogenital Tract Surgery
  • Chronic Pain
  • Oncology Myths and Legends
  • The Profession Today: Recruitment abd Retention
  • Acute Abdomen

Within each module you can expect to find live broadcast presentations, interactive discussions, additional resources such has handouts (subject to speaker); as well as on-demand webinars to compliment the live content.

Streams are the concurrent tracks within the online event platform.

With so many sessions on offer each day, there will be four live streams broadcasting high quality CPD at the same time! 

See lectures of interest, but they are running at the same time? Don't worry! Many presentations will be uploaded to the on-demand stream after broadcast so you will be able to catch up at your leisure - Along with over 100 webinars already added to view.

Between 25-27 March 2021 we will be running a programme of sessions broadcast to you live through our online event platform.

We have developed a NEW format for these sessions - exclusively for Congress 2021!

Typically each session will consist of two speakers, each giving a short 15 minute presentation. This will then be followed by a 20 minute live discussion/ Q&A between delegates and the speakers.

There will also be some fully live & interactive sessions! With one or two speakers sharing a case-based presentation/ discussion for the full 50 minutes.

See our daily agendas to find out what sessions you will join!

In addition to the live broadcast sessions, each module will include on-demand content.

These 30-60 minute webinars can be viewed at any time via the on-demand stream on the online event platform, and are intended to compliment the live sessions.

There are no live Q&A elements to the on-demand content.

See our daily agendas to find out what webinars you can watch when the event opens!

For Congress 2021, the full programme is open to all - to promote inclusivity within the whole practice.

All content may be accessed by any veterinary professional.

We encourage all delegates to read through the module summaries and join in with any session of interest to them!

Within many of these modules you will find content - both live & on-demand - that is suitable for VN's. These include:

Thursday agenda
Friday agenda
Saturday agenda
  • Patient Safety is Not Optional
  • Cardiology
  • Feline Medicine and Nursing 
  • Neurology on a Shoestring
  • Brachycephalics
  • Kidney Medicine and Nursing
  • Nursing: The Cornerstone of Care
  • Cytology for Vets and Nurses 
  • Acute Abdomen

    Content will be available for 60 days via the online event platform.

    Content will then be uploaded to the BSAVA Library, where ticket holders will be able to access the recorded sessions for a period of time.

    The programme will be submitted (but is not yet approved) for over 100 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

    EXHIBITION |

    Within the platform, delegates will have access to our virtual exhibition where you can visit booths and chat to reps either through an open text forum or individual voice/video calls for any specific enquiries.

    There will be an appointment booking facility so you can arrange any meetings in advance if preferred.

    Also within the booth, exhibitors will include links, videos and documents about their latest products/services and offers. Documents can be added to your virtual delegate bag and downloaded when required.

    If exhibitors are running any competitions, these will be accessed through their booth – be sure to pay each one a visit to see what’s on offer!

    Yes. Instead of the usual Congress bag you would receive at our face to face event, each delegate will receive a virtual swag bag!

    You can add documents and handouts provided by each exhibitor to your swag bag, and then email them to yourself at your convenience.

    For full details of our 2021 sponsorship & exhibition opportunities please get in touch with our Exhibition Coordinator Amelia Coates at exhibition@bsava.com

    GENERAL & TECHNICAL SUPPORT|

    The live event dates are:

    Thursday 25 March 2021

    Friday 26 March 2021

    Saturday 27 March 2021

    New to 2021, BSAVA Congress is coming to you virtually!

    As an on line event, you will not have to travel to a specific conference venue. Delegates may join the live event from anywhere you have good Internet access.

    No. You will not be required to download or install any software in order to participate in BSAVA Virtual Congress 2021.

    All you will need is a reliable Internet connection to access the platform on your computer or device.

    You can access the event via computer, tablet or smartphone.

    To really get the best from your Congress 2021 experience, we would recommend setting aside these dates in your calendar as you would if attending the face to face event! 

    However we understand your schedule may not allow you to always be online.

    The programme will include a variety of live sessions and pre-recorded webinars, with short rest breaks throughout the day, allowing you to pop in and out of the conference if needed.

    Following the live event dates, content will also remain available to view at your leisure.


    Live event dates:

    Thursday 25 March 2021

    Friday 26 March 2021

    Saturday 27 March 2021