British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association

Continuing professional development for Veterinary surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses

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Timeline PhotosWe have just two places left on our brand new PGCert in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging!

Starting in January, the aim is to provide participants with the knowledge and expertise they need to confidently and competently choose the most clinically relevant diagnostic imaging technique and to accurately interpret images obtained with radiography and ultrasonography.

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Timeline PhotosCome and showcase your work with the global veterinary profession at BSAVA Congress 2022! Submissions for the Clinical Abstract Sessions 2022 are open until 5pm on 8th November.

The Clinical Abstract can be on any veterinary subject, such as announcing the preliminary results of a new study, describing interesting cases or discussing new techniques. Oral and poster submissions are accepted.

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The Shoulder Conundrum; from the pet to the elite dog
Sunday 17th October 2021 - ONLINE

Introducing our fourth speaker for our 2021 CPD event;
Presenting and discussing cases - Lowri Davies BVSc Dip ACVSMR MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr Lowri Davies graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 1992 and developed her interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation whilst working in specialist equine practice. In 2004 she established the SMART Referral Centre – the first specialised sports medicine and rehabilitation clinic for small animals in the UK. The clinics have a large, Europe wide client base and Lowri regularly lectures around the world. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2016 and is a past president of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine association. Lowri is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Royal Society of Medicine and the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association. Lowri has contributed to a number of texts on pain management and rehabilitation as well as authoring “Care of the Canine Athlete”.

When not at work, Lowri enjoys travelling - preferably somewhere she can climb a mountain, ski down a mountain or ride across several mountains.
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2 months ago
The Shoulder Conundrum; from the pet to the elite dog
Sunday 17th October 2021 - ONLINE

Introducing our fourth speaker for our 2021 CPD event;
Presenting and discussing cases - Lowri Davies BVSc Dip ACVSMR MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr Lowri Davies graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 1992 and developed her interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation whilst working in specialist equine practice. In 2004 she established the SMART Referral Centre – the first specialised sports medicine and rehabilitation clinic for small animals in the UK. The clinics have a large, Europe wide client base and Lowri regularly lectures around the world. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2016 and is a past president of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine association. Lowri is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Royal Society of Medicine and the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association.  Lowri has contributed to a number of texts on pain management and rehabilitation as well as authoring “Care of the Canine Athlete”.

When not at work, Lowri enjoys travelling - preferably somewhere she can climb a mountain, ski down a mountain or ride across several mountains.

The Shoulder Conundrum; from the pet to the elite dog
Sunday 17th October 2021 - ONLINE

Introducing our third speaker for our 2021 CPD event;
Speaking all things from the rehabilitation view - Amanda Morgan BSc. MSc. MCSP ACPAT A

Amanda qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009 and went on to complete postgraduate studies in Veterinary Physiotherapy, specialising in equine and canine therapy. She has spent the last eight years working at SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals in Swansea. Amanda is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy and is a member of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association. When she's not working, Amanda enjoys long walks with her dog Cass and her horse Monty.
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2 months ago
The Shoulder Conundrum; from the pet to the elite dog
Sunday 17th October 2021 - ONLINE
 
Introducing our third speaker for our 2021 CPD event;
Speaking all things from the rehabilitation view - Amanda Morgan BSc. MSc. MCSP ACPAT A
 
Amanda qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009 and went on to complete postgraduate studies in Veterinary Physiotherapy, specialising in equine and canine therapy. She has spent the last eight years working at SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals in Swansea. Amanda is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy and is a member of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association. When shes not working, Amanda enjoys long walks with her dog Cass and her horse Monty.

Timeline PhotosRegistration for BSAVA Congress 2022 opens soon!

Delivering a brand-new style of learning across a refreshed interactive CPD programme, Congress will take place at Manchester Central 24 – 26 March 2022, with an industry-wide exhibition, all under one roof.

As well as in-person, we’re bringing back our interactive virtual platform so you can take part in Congress from wherever you’d like!

To be the first to find out when tickets go on sale, register your interest now: ow.ly/xAou50Gmfw3
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2 months ago

Timeline PhotosOur monthly Diagnostic Rounds, sponsored by VetCT, gives BSAVA members a free, live-streamed and interactive evening of interpretation of diagnostic images and test results.

The next one, ECG 101, takes place next week on 11th October with speaker Esther Barrett. Don't miss out! Book your place now 👉 ow.ly/4s3P50GdECA
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2 months ago

The Shoulder Conundrum; from the pet to the elite dog
Sunday 17th October 2021 - ONLINE

Introducing our first speaker for our 2021 CPD event;
Speaking all things from the surgical view - Darryl L. Millis, DVM, DACVS, CCRP, DACVSMR, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Darryl Millis is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, holds the prestigious endowed Acree Chair, and is Director of CARES Center for Veterinary Sports Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a founding charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Millis has authored over 60 publications, 80 textbook chapters, and 110 abstracts/proceedings. Dr. Millis is a primary faculty member of the University of Tennessee Certificate Program in Canine Rehabilitation, is the author of Dog Owner’s Guide to Hip Dysplasia and a co-editor of the Essential Facts of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Companion Animals; Textbook of Small Animal Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats, and has received the prestigious AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Iams Paatsama Award. He currently serves as the Past President of the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy. In addition, he is the founder of MyLameDog.com, a resource for dog owners, and MyLameDogsVet.com, a resource for veterinarians, regarding common orthopedic conditions. His primary research interests include osteoarthritis and physical rehabilitation.

To sign up for this event please email: info@bvrsma.org.uk
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2 months ago
The Shoulder Conundrum; from the pet to the elite dog
Sunday 17th October 2021 - ONLINE

Introducing our first speaker for our 2021 CPD event;
Speaking all things from the surgical view - Darryl L. Millis, DVM, DACVS, CCRP, DACVSMR, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Darryl Millis is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, holds the prestigious endowed Acree Chair, and is Director of CARES Center for Veterinary Sports Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.  A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a founding charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Millis has authored over 60 publications, 80 textbook chapters, and 110 abstracts/proceedings.  Dr. Millis is a primary faculty member of the University of Tennessee Certificate Program in Canine Rehabilitation, is the author of Dog Owner’s Guide to Hip Dysplasia and a co-editor of the Essential Facts of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Companion Animals; Textbook of Small Animal Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats, and has received the prestigious AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Iams Paatsama Award. He currently serves as the Past President of the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy. In addition, he is the founder of MyLameDog.com, a resource for dog owners, and MyLameDogsVet.com, a resource for veterinarians, regarding common orthopedic conditions. His primary research interests include osteoarthritis and physical rehabilitation. 

To sign up for this event please email: info@bvrsma.org.uk

Timeline PhotosOur next Emotional Resilience Skills course takes place on 7th October.

The programme is a half-day from 10:00–13:00 and is designed to equip participants with an understanding of the role emotional resilience plays in protecting our mental health.

This course is free to BSAVA members, £40 to non-members. Book your place now 👉 ow.ly/CiSi50GdSI8
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LATEST BVRSMA NEWS:

Vet Job at Vet & Physio Ltd!

Our small friendly two vet practice, dedicated to pain management, rehabilitation, geriatric care and sports medicine needs a new vet ! The job offer is for a minimum of two days a week, for a salary based on a pro rata £40000 (full time) per year, with no OOH, Monday...

Suggested Reading

Books that may of interest to members:  A Clinicians Guide to Myofascial Pain in the Canine Patient (2019)Dr Michele BroadhurstISBN 9798663881128 Canine Lameness (2020) edited by Felix Duerr  Wiley Blackwellincludes access to website for video imagesISBN...

BVRSMA Annual CPD meeting 2020

Exciting plans are being made for the BVRSMA annual CPD meeting for 2020 ... We will leave a little clue with you - meow!

Job Vacancy

The SMART Veterinary Clinic Ltd- Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon with an interest in pain management and rehabilitation to work in our Cardiff and Swansea clinics. An...

Clinical Club Update

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...

Offer for BVRSMA Members at WebCon 2018!

Exciting online CPD conference opportunity coming up, with affiliate booking option for BVRSMA Members! See the Courses page for more details! Book via: https://onlinepethealth-webcon.com/dap/a/?a=13&p=https://sales.onlinepethealth-webcon.com/

New ABVA Acupuncture Courses Announced

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...

LATEST BVRSMA Events:

BVRSMA Annual CPD meeting 2020

Exciting plans are being made for the BVRSMA annual CPD meeting for 2020 ... We will leave a little clue with you - meow!

BVRSMA Autumn Course and AGM

The BVRSMA welcomes all members to join us for our AGM which will be held at 13:45 on Friday 15th November at The SMART Veterinary Clinic, Cardiff CF3 2ET.

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 fromhttp://www.staarconference.com Please note: BVRSMA accepts advertisements in good faith and...

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...

WEBCON 2018

Date: 17th November 2018Time: 10H00 to 19H00 GMT+2; 9H00 to 18H00 London; 04H00 to 13H00 New YorkRecordings 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...

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...

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...

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...

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. Please note: BVRSMA accepts advertisements in good faith and...

Member Benefits

  • Access to Regular Online Clinical Club Discussion evenings
  • Access to all Clinical Club Discussion Archives
  • Your location will appear on the Members’ Map
  • Access to the Members’ Library including Abstracts
  • Monthly Case Study Presentations

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MISSION STATEMENT

Veterinary rehabilitation is a specialised field of veterinary medicine. Although this is a relatively new area, there is now growing interest and acceptance within the veterinary profession in the UK.

The benefits of proper rehabilitation are being recognised, and many veterinary surgeons and physiotherapists are beginning to use hydrotherapy and other forms of physiotherapy, as part of their post-operative and post-injury rehabilitation programme. It is also useful preventatively in certain orthopaedic conditions, and for management of obesity and other musculoskeletal/neurological problems.

Rehabilitation programmes must be developed and carried out by experts with a thorough knowledge of tissue healing times and protocols. Therapists need to be qualified practitioners, and members of The British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association (BVRSMA.) Membership of BVRSMA is open to qualified veterinary surgeons and ACPAT physiotherapists. Veterinary nurses, veterinary students and physiotherapy students may become associate members.

The aims of the BVRSMA will be:

  • To regulate the use of hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation to ensure it is performed by suitably qualified and experienced professionals
  • To provide continuing professional development for veterinary surgeons, physiotherapists and veterinary nurses, and to provide training courses and certification in the UK.
  • To maintain standards of excellence and ethics to and develop a code of practice
  • To encourage and fund scientific research and evidence based clinical trials
  • To promote the understanding, acceptance and integration of physiotherapy and rehabilitation within the veterinary profession.
  • To achieve recognition from regulatory bodies such as the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
  • To be affiliated with other veterinary associations such as the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, British Equine Veterinary Association etc.

Lowri Davies
BVSc MRCVS CertVetAc (IVAS) ABVA CCRP

Rhona Warnock
BVMS(Hons) MRCVS CCRP CertSCVA

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