Rhona Warnock

Come and join us at our Autumn course on November 15th!
AGM will also be held on this day.

It was fantastic to welcome so many members to a very interesting and thought provoking clinical club session last night on muscles and connective tissue.

We are looking forward to hosting the next one soon- watch this space for details!

If you have a suggestion for a topic you would like to see covered, please comment below or email us at info@bvrsma.org.uk

If you’ve never tried a discussion group or clinical club meeting before, please don’t be afraid to log in and join us. It’s an informal session where we ask questions and learn loads with no pressure or heavy academic expectations!

Exciting online CPD conference opportunity coming up, with affiliate booking option for BVRSMA Members! See the Courses page for more details!

Book via:


Several new acupuncture training opportunities potentially of interest to rehab practitioners have been announced by the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists.

Exciting courses include:

-Acupuncture for the Active/Sporting Dog

-Management for the Neurological Patient

-Acupuncture and Fascia

-Foundation Course for Veterinary Surgeons

-Equine Acupuncture Introduction

Further information and booking available via the BMAS website at:



STAAR is the only workshop-based conference of its kind in canine rehabilitation and wellness.  
  • These intensive courses are for the serious practitioner.  
  • Courses are taught by leaders and pioneers in the field of canine rehabilitation and physical therapy.
  • Classes are small, intimate, and informal to maximize learning.
  • Labs with live dogs are designed to imprint and reinforce skills that can be implemented immediately in your practice.  
After all, the best way to learn is hands-on.
 More information and online registration is available at www.staarconference.com.
Feel free to contact us with questions (info@staarconference.com).

Reminder to all members- the program and registration for this year’s IAVRPT Symposium is open and can be viewed on the link below.

This year’s event takes place in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA from July 30th- August 3rd and the meeting theme is ‘The Athlete’. It promises to be a great occasion with participants from all over the world and a big educational programme.

More here:


Bookings are now being taken for our joint meeting with the British Veterinary Behaviour Association on Wednesday 3rd October at Pride Veterinary Referrals in Derby.

The meeting is titled ‘Is it all in the head?- Behavioural aspects of pain in companion animals’ and promises to be a hugely interesting and educational day.

For more details and to book your place please visit:


Read an excellent article on the challenges of recognising chronic pain by BVRSMA committee member Gwen Covey-Crump BVetMed CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS CertVetAc(IVAS) Recognised RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia, EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia here:


BVRSMA_BVBA meeting poster

This year the BVBA and BVRSMA are collaborating to host a joint meeting on Wednesday 3rd October.

“Is it all in the head?- Behaviour aspects of pain in companion animals’ will take place on Wednesday 3rd October at Pride Veterinary Referrals, Derby.

For further information and to book your place please visit;



The program for this year’s Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation has been published. 

The Symposium will run from April 25-28 in Morristown, New Jersey. Further details are available here:


STAAR 2018 Registration & Info



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