British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association

Continuing professional development for Veterinary surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses

LATEST BVRSMA NEWS:

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...

STAAR Program 2019 out now!

STAAR 2019 PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE 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...

10th International Symposium on Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

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...

Booking now open for joint BVRSMA and BVBA meeting!

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...

Can you recognise chronic pain?

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...

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...

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...

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 preventively 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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