British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association

Continuing professional development for Veterinary surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses

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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 diagnostic approach - Dr Giliola Spattini DVM, PhD, DipECVDI

Giliola Spattini graduate in Veterinary Medicine with laude at Parma University and after a rotating intership and few years in private practice She started an alternate residency program in Diagnostic Imaging, at the Royal Veterinary College of London, under the supervision of Christopher R. Lamb.
In 2008 She obtained the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI). In 2009 She discussed her PhD thesis at the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at Parma University. Since 2008 has been working with sport medicine experts on musculoskeletal ultrasound in sportive dogs.
She has published in national and international journals. She has contributed to three books on Diagnostic imaging, one of which, has been translated into English. She is a frequent contributor to continuous post-graduate education (CPD) in Italy and around the world.
She works in Clinica Veterinaria Castellarano, a private practice in Italy, and as a specialist consultant for Antech and Mylav.
She founded www.diagnosticmindset.com.
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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 diagnostic approach - Dr Giliola Spattini DVM, PhD, DipECVDI

Giliola Spattini graduate in Veterinary Medicine with laude at Parma University and after a rotating intership and few years in private practice She started an alternate residency program in Diagnostic Imaging, at the Royal Veterinary College of London, under the supervision of Christopher R. Lamb. 
In 2008 She obtained the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI). In 2009 She discussed her PhD thesis at the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at Parma University. Since 2008 has been working with sport medicine experts on musculoskeletal ultrasound in sportive dogs. 
She has published in national and international journals. She has contributed to three books on Diagnostic imaging, one of which, has been translated into English. She is a frequent contributor to continuous post-graduate education (CPD) in Italy and around the world. 
She works in Clinica Veterinaria Castellarano, a private practice in Italy, and as a specialist consultant for Antech and Mylav. 
She founded www.diagnosticmindset.com.

Timeline PhotosThe next Regions Now course 'Approach to lameness' takes place on 22nd September!

Our speaker Martin Owen will review a systematic approach to examining and investigating lame animals with a focus on the techniques used to identify the source (or “localisation”) of lameness and some of the common imaging findings associated with frequently encountered causes of lameness.

This course is FREE to BSAVA members. Book your place now 👉 ow.ly/UEvm50FWfi6
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Timeline PhotosForelimb Lameness with speaker Simon Roch will take place on 16th September!

Simon will break the forelimb topic down into taking a detailed history, clinical examination and will discuss specific joints and syndromes.

Our Regions Now courses are FREE to BSAVA members. Book your place now 👉 ow.ly/Rwp550FWcDu
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Timeline PhotosJoin us next Monday 13th for the first session of our new monthly member benefit, Diagnostic Rounds!

'A welcome to Diagnostic Rounds with radiography potluck' takes place online, with speaker Esther Barrett. The session is designed for all vets at any point in their career.

Diagnostic Rounds are exclusive and free to all BSAVA members. Book your place now 👉 ow.ly/KIdx50FXE9W
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The BVRSMA Annual General Meeting:
Date: Sunday 17th October 2021
Time: 12:30pm
Online: Zoom!
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The BVRSMA Annual General Meeting:
Date: Sunday 17th October 2021
Time: 12:30pm
Online: Zoom!

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 to Friday, hours can be flexible.
We have a varied caseload, very nice and dedicated clients and a good relationship with the referring vets in the area.
The practice is set in a quiet countryside hamlet in Somerset, with easy access to the A38, Bristol, Wells and Weston Super Mare. We have a two dedicated and highly competent nurses to assist us in our daily tasks. The practice is fully equipped with dry treadmill, Imoove Vet balance platform (unique in the UK!), Laser, ultrasound therapy, acupuncture, electrostimulation devices...
The applicant will need some experience in pain management, acupuncture skills would be appreciated. An interest in canine sports/physiotherapy would be a good asset as well but there is plenty of opportunity to learn as you go if you are interested in a change of carreer!
If you think this may interest you, please email me!
Mathilde Granger, mathilde@vetnphysio.com
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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 to Friday, hours can be flexible.
We have a varied caseload, very nice and dedicated clients and a good relationship with the referring vets in the area.
The practice is set in a quiet countryside hamlet in Somerset, with easy access to the A38, Bristol, Wells and Weston Super Mare. We have a two dedicated and highly competent nurses to assist us in our daily tasks. The practice is fully equipped with dry treadmill, Imoove Vet balance platform (unique in the UK!), Laser, ultrasound therapy, acupuncture, electrostimulation devices...
The applicant will need some experience in pain management, acupuncture skills would be appreciated. An interest in canine sports/physiotherapy would be a good asset as well but there is plenty of opportunity to learn as you go if you are interested in a change of carreer!
If you think this may interest you, please email me!
Mathilde Granger, mathilde@vetnphysio.com
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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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