28 September – 2 October 2020

The First OV Conference Online!

We’ve adapted to help you continue learning safely

In association with APHA

Watch live or catch up later with recorded sessions

Access the lectures wherever you are with a secure internet connection

With 30 lectures, 3 workshops and live Q & A sessions to choose from

One stream running every day - small animal, farm animal or equine

Tickets are now available for the first-ever OV Conference Online; the only event dedicated solely to the CPD needs of Official Veterinarians. Moving online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 OV Conference will offer up to 25 hours of CPD with lectures, workshops and Q&A sessions from world-class speakers in small animal, farm animal and equine streams.

The OV Conference provides a unique forum in which OVs can discuss current topics of interest and recent developments in their work, as well as gaining access to exclusive offers from industry-leading sponsors. It is organised by Improve International, in association with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

Key themes for 2020’s virtual event will include notifiable diseases, biosecurity and disease control, and export certification.

In addition to the live lectures, you will also be able to view recordings of all the sessions on-demand for three months following the conference. The CPD can count towards OV revalidation qualifications.  The event is open to all vets as well as Animal Health Paraprofessionals, nurses and practice managers.

In this fast-moving and regulated area, the OV Conference Online is your best opportunity to stay informed on the most recent developments to affect the profession and your role within it.

Conference Sponsors

Lead Sponsors


Become a sponsor

To request information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities or about the delegate profile at the OV Conference Online 2020, please get in touch by using the contact form on the Contact page.


For the first 150 tickets we’re offering 25% off ticket prices using the discount code:


Full 5-day ticket - £160 + VAT          £120 + VAT
Equine only ticket -  £100 + VAT      £75 + VAT

Accessing the OV Conference Online

The OV Conference Online will be managed within a safe and secure Conference Space; ticket holders will be emailed log in details for this in the week before the Conference. Links for live broadcasts will then be made available within the Conference Space, and presentations will be streamed using Zoom. These can be watched on any device with an internet connection, though for the best experience we do recommend using a desktop computer or a laptop.

During the week of the Conference, you will receive a daily email notification reminding you of each day’s programme. There will be 6 talks per day, and plenty of breaks. You can view the full programme by clicking here.

Once logged in to the Conference Space, you will not only be able to join any live sessions but also watch those that have already taken place (every presentation will be recorded and made available to watch within the next two working days). In addition to this, there will be forums in which to talk to other delegates, as well as exclusive content and offers in our Sponsors’ Area.

Find out more in our FAQs.