IEVA Annual Conference 2022

IEVA Annual Conference – 10th to 12th Nov 2022

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 IEVA Conference will take place from Thursday 10th – Saturday 12th November 2022. A huge thank you to our lead sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim for their generous sponsorship of the event.


Lyrath Estate, Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685, Ireland


Dr. Seamus Hoey, MVB, Dip ECVDI, Dip ACVR – Ireland
Dr. Michaël Dancot, DVM – Certified ISELP – ECDVI Resident (Large Animals) – Belgium
Dr. Katja Winderickx, DVM – Certified ISELP – Netherlands.


  • Thursday 10th: Wet lab
  • Friday 11th: National and International speakers.
  • Saturday 12th: IEVA Clinical Case Award 2022 kindly Sponsored by IMV Imaging.
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IMV Imaging: Veterinary Radiography & Ultrasound

IEVA Clinical Case Award 2022:

Kindly Sponsored by IMV Imaging | Euro 2000 Prize Fund

Following the success of the 2021 competition, the IEVA Clinical Cases Award returns for 2022.

As before, it is open to new veterinary graduates, including practitioners, interns and residents. The aim of the award is to offer a stage to present interesting clinical cases (or series of cases) with relevance to equine practitioners.

Four finalists will be selected to present a 15 minute Equine Case Report on Saturday 12th Nov at Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny  and will have an opportunity to display a Poster presentation on their case report in the exhibition area. All four finalists will receive a €250 award and will be granted free access to the IEVA Conference

The winner will be selected on the day, by a Jury of the Keynote speakers from the conference and awarded €1000 and a bottle of Champagne for their mentor

Case reports that are interesting and relevant to clinicians will be highly favoured!

Closing date is Saturday 20th August 2022.

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International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses: Virtual Series April 2022

The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) will be hosting its sixth forum as a series of two virtual webinars in April. The sessions, which will include a combination of prerecorded content and live discussions, will be held on 5 and 19 April at 11AM GMT and will each last approximately two hours. Recordings of the events will be made available on the IFAR website.

With a conference theme of “Many paths – One goal” expected topics to be covered during these sessions include traceability, transitioning horses off the racetrack and assessing suitability for other careers, the use of Thoroughbreds in unique careers, responsibility in making end-of-life decisions, and the next generation’s perspective on aftercare. The full list of topics and speakers, as well as registration information, will be announced at a later date.

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Grad Track Graduate Programme – 45 Hours CPD – Starts October 2021

GradTrack is a joint collaborative programme designed by SPVS and VDS Training, consisting of specialized workshops to help equip graduates with the tools and knowledge to develop their non-clinical skills. Being an effective veterinary practitioner requires satisfying a range of stakeholders we come into contact with as part of our daily work, including our patients, clients, employers, colleagues and ourselves.

Whilst you may not believe it yet, a lack of clinical knowledge and skill isn’t what causes vets the most ‘stress’ during their career – it is gaps in non-clinical skills. GradTrack is a unique course created to address these gaps from the outset of your career, equipping you to purposefully pursue the breadth of outcomes required to become a successful veterinary practitioner.

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Veterinary Practice

Balance and Boundaries in General Equine Practice:

It is important to find a good work–life balance, and to put boundaries in place to ensure one doesn’t encroach on the other.

Click below to read the full article on the Veterinary Practice website, an online knowledge and information hub for veterinary professionals across all specialties.

Click Here for Veterinary Practice article
Association Of Racecourse Veterinarians UK: Mentoring Programme

Association Of Racecourse Veterinarians UK: Mentoring Programme

The ARVS UK are introducing a mentoring programme, whereby vets wanting to come into racing, attend race meetings shadowing a senior veterinary surgeon for a number of meetings, prior to attending CMS. The ARVS are looking for:

  1. Mentors: Experienced racecourse vets at courses all over the UK to act as mentors.
  2. Mentees: Applications from vets wanting to join the mentoring scheme prior to beginning racing work.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or joining the programme as a mentee, please see below for further details.

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American Association of Equine Practitioners

American Association of Equine Practitioners: Podcasts

Are you curious about the ins and outs of owning a veterinary practice? This month the American Association of Equine Practitioners Practice Life podcast host Dr. Mike Pownall talks with four practice owner veterinarians across North America about the whys and hows of owning a single and multiple-doctor veterinary practice. Guests are Drs. Tracy Walker, Lisa Kivett, Crystal McRae and Heather Caplan.

Listen to the AAEP Price Life Podcast