New two-day London Vet Show lecture schedule announced for 2023

August 14, 2023

Our 2023 London Vet Show lecture theatre line-up delves deep into some of the most topical issues in the profession today.  

Whilst the IVC Evidensia Referrals lectures have been a popular mainstay at London Vet Show for many years, this time we are mixing it up with the first day’s talks tackling important subjects such as ‘Vets vs Nurses: Are we Blurring the Lines?’ with Daniella Dos Santos and Liz Cox, and ‘The Criminal Underworld and Animal Welfare’, which is one of two lectures from David Martin. 

The second day will be dedicated to referrals, covering topics such as the emergency approach to dyspnoea, differentiating cardiac and pulmonary diseases, as well as different aspects of diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease. 

Speakers this year include Daniella Dos Santos, Laura Playforth, Sayaka Okushima, Sarah Heath, David Martin and Richard Sinclair on the first day, and David Owen, Julia Sargent, Jacques Ferreira and Harry Swales on day two.  

Shining a light on key areas across the profession 

We continue our focus on flexible working within the day one programme, along with a diverse range of other areas that are integral to IVC Evidensia culture. 

A big topic is psychological safety and the adoption of a safety-critical culture in veterinary practice with Laura Playforth, IVC Group QI Director. She looks to another safety-critical industry, mountaineering, to further our understanding of what a learning and improvement culture can look like following the significant event review done following the Mount Everest tragedy in 1996.  

She will be elaborating on how this change in culture can lead to the creation of a collaborative work environment where everyone feels supported in their aim to ultimately improve themselves and their team.
Sustainability in the veterinary industry will also be a key focus. Sayaka Okushima, who is a European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, from Pride Veterinary Referrals, and Sarah Heath, Director of Sustainability and the lead for our Positive Pawprint strategy, will be discussing the use of anaesthetic gases during procedures. These gases are a significant contributor of carbon emissions in practice, and they will share ways we can use lower flow anaesthesia in first opinion practice with the systems already in place. 

Sharing insights from referral colleagues 

Our second day will showcase a number of referrals clinicians who will take us through various areas of specialty, from handling emergency situations to mastering diagnostic testing equipment in first opinion practice. 

David Owen, a Referral ECC Clinician at Vets Now in Manchester, will be talking about talking about emergency dyspnoea cases and how veterinary colleagues can cope with challenging situations efficiently, by removing stress from the equation and focusing on the needs of the patient. 

Frances Bird, a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery at Pride Veterinary Referrals, will be closing out the day with a discussion on treating respiratory disease from a surgeon’s perspective, taking into account any complications that can arise while managing the patient post-operatively. 

Download the app today 

Are you attending London Vet Show this year? Start planning your trip by downloading the LVS app – just search for ‘The London Vet Show’ on the Apple App Store or Google Play store and choosing the sessions you will be attending, including ones from our very own schedule.  

We look forward to seeing you there!