Upcoming Courses

BVRSMA Autumn Course and AGM

WebCon 2018

Date: 17th November 2018
Time: 10H00 to 19H00 GMT+2; 9H00 to 18H00 London; 04H00 to 13H00 New York
Recordings will be available for 30 days after the event, for those who are unable to attend at the scheduled time and date.
The event is registered with RACE for 10 CE points.
Attendees will be able to interact with exhibitors and sponsors at the event.

We will welcome the following speakers:

  • Ryan Gallagher
  • Lowri Davies
  • Amie Hesbach
  • Marti Drum
  • Marinette Teeling
  • Angela Griffiths
  • Helen Nicholson

Who will be discussing some great topics:

  • Assessment of the neurological dog
  • Techniques and why they work
  • Hydrotherapy for neurological cases part 1 & 2
  • Common neurological conditions in veterinary rehabilitation
  • Assistive devices for Neuro cases
  • Motor learning in rehabilitation
  • What, why and how of tone modulation
  • Rehabilitation treatment progressions
  • Troubleshooting the neuro case

Book via this link for BVRSMA Members:


Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation 2019

The full program for STAAR Canine Rehab and Wellness Working Conference 2019 is now available for April 24-28, New Jersey USA.
Full information and online registration from

New Range of Acupuncture courses from ABVA

A variety of training opportunities for late 2018-early 2019 now available including management of active/sporting dogs, neurological patients, acupuncture and fascia as well as foundation course for veterinary surgeons and equine introduction. Information from the ABVA via

Annual VEPRA Conference: May 31st-June 1st, Rimini, Italy

Join our European colleagues at this year’s weekend conference on the Adriatic coast in beautiful Rimini. The focus of this year’s conference will be on the care of geriatric patients, with guests including Laurie Edge-Hughes. Further information and a registration link can be obtained from the VEPRA’s own website at  www.vepra.eu

Neuro-rehabilitation: Challenging but rewarding. 17-18th May 2012, SMART Clinic Cardiff

 A 2-day course from the University of Tennessee and Schloss-Seminar in association with scientific partners BVRSMA, IAVRPT and VEPRA. Learn the principles which underlie the rehabilitation of neurological patients from a veterinary perspective and which techniques may be employed to enhance progress, as well as those which may cause harm. Top class speakers include Dr. Laurent Garosi dipECVN, President of the European College of Veterinary Neurology, and BVRSMA President Lowri Davies. A strong practical component is involved and delegates may draw on the experience of human neurorehabilitation professionals through the contributing presentation from Josie Buckman, a chartered physiotherapist and ACPAT cat A holder who specialises in treating neurological patients.
Discounted rates are available for BVRSMA and ACPAT members and CCRP holders.
Further information is available on our downloads page.

ABVA Equine Acupuncture Introduction Course: 25-27th April 2013

A 3-day course designed to offer equine veterinarians and introduction to equine acupuncture or as a refresher to those who have previously attended a foundation or introductory acupuncture course. Covers the essential physiological understanding of acupuncture and its application and includes labs with horses for location and palpation exercsies and demonstrations. Further information from ABVA on 01606 786782 or www.abva.co.uk

ABVA Spring Meeting: Wednesday 13th March 2013

An excellent opportunity to build CPD credits and network with colleagues prior to BSAVA Congress. Director of the Foundation of Acupuncture and Alternative Biological Treatment Methods, Sabbatsbergs Hospital, Stockholm Dr. Thomas Lundberg and Dietrich von Schweinitz will present a full day of lectures and discussions on the physiology of acupuncture and ‘review of meridian research and origins of the energetics schools of acupuncture’. Places are limited. Further information from ABVA on 01606 786783, email abvaad@aol.com or see www.abva.co.uk

ABVA Meeting: The Geriatric dog- a 2-day course looking at the use of acupuncture in the care of the geriatric dog. 29-30 January 2013, Langford House, Bristol BS40 5DU

Includes practical labs on clinical examination- gait and posture analysis and palpation, needling design, discussion and needling, and designing a management programme through appropriate choise of therapeutic exercises. Further information available from ABVA on 01606 786782 or www.abva.co.uk

Biennial IAVRPT Symposium in Vienna, Austria, August 16-18th 2012

The world’s veterinary rehab and physical therapy professionals meet in Vienna for discussion, further education, research insights and networking. Further information available on our downloads page.

BVRSMA CPD Course: Hip Dysplasia and Cranial Cruciate Disease- A Multidisciplinary Approach. Friday June 15th 2012

Amazingly good value continuing professional development course hosted by the BVRSMA tackling two of the most common rehab case presentations faced in daily veterinary life. Come and share the insights of our tremendously experienced and practically-oriented speakers at a convenient central location for a bargain price! Further information available on our downloads page.

CRI Modular Course: coming soon!

The Canine Rehab Institute plans to hold its Certificate course in the UK in the near future. Details will be posted here as available. The course will be taught in modules of 3 days over an 8 month period. There are courses for vets, physiotherapists and nurses. For further details www.caninerehabinstitute.com The course will also be repeated in Zurich, Switzerland.


Provisional program will feature a half day lecture stream aimed at vets, a half day lecture stream aimed at nurses and a half day Master Class on the canine shoulder. Tutors Dr. Jan van Dyke (USA) Prof. Stuart Carmichael (UK), David Prydie (UK).

31 October 2011 Milton Keynes

Lowri Davies will be giving a 1 day Introduction to Physiotherapy. This course is aimed at vets. Details from www.cpdsolutions.com

29 Sept – 2nd October SEVC 2011 Barcelona

Jan van Dyke from Canine Rehab. Institute in USA www.caninerehabinstitute.com will be giving a lecture stream on Thursday 29 September. There is also a full day wet lab on Saturday 1 October. Details from SEVC website.


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