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2016 OV Conference launched

The third Official Veterinarian conference is set to take place at Alexandra House in Swindon on 21 & 22 September 2017.

Featuring a comprehensive lecture programme and key industry speakers, we will be gathering Official Veterinarians to provide cutting edge CPD, certified training and up to date news and information in this fast moving and regulated area.

The 2017 conference will host the small animal and large animal streams across both days providing attendees with 12 hours of CPD. The equine stream will take place on day one giving those equine practitioners 6 hours of CPD. This year workshops focussed on OCQ(V)s such as Product Exports (PX), Avian Exports (AX) and Germinal Products Exports (GX) will take place on day two giving OVs working in more specialist areas a chance to gain up to date knowledge and CPD to help with CPD revalidation requirements.

The main highlights of the conference over the two days are:

  • Nigel Gibbens will talk to OVs about International Trade Post Brexit during the packed two-day programme
  • Interactive workshops will take place on day two covering the more specialist OCQ(V)s
  • The return of conference favourites including Ian Wright and the all you can eat buffet lunch 
  • An exhibition with leading companies from the industry showcasing services and products relevant to OVs

If you're attending both days or travelling from afar you can book the Accommodation, OV Dinner and Breakfast with your tickets to benefit from an overnight stay on site at Alexandra House and the three-course dinner on Thursday evening, as well as breakfast on Friday morning.

The Alexandra House Hotel and Conference Suite is set in 20 acres of landscaped grounds near Swindon.