Calling all vet nurses: share your case reports!

BSAVA is inviting vet nurses to submit case reports that are “interesting or unique” for presentation at its conference in Manchester in March 2024.

Professionals can share their submissions now and successful candidates will be selected to present their ideas at BSAVA Congress, running from 21 to 23 March. 

What do I need to include? 

The case report may cover various realms within small animal nursing, spanning from nurse clinics to critical care. All entries must include a concise summary of the case, adhering to the provided framework:


  • Introduction: Highlighting the distinctive or noteworthy aspect.
  • Case synopsis: Covering signalment, initial assessment, physical findings, intervention, patient care and recovery, and the ultimate outcome.
  • Discussion: Emphasising specific nursing care and interventions.
  • Conclusion: Summarising the key nursing insights gained from the case, along with any specialised skills and monitoring equipment employed during the course of the case.


How do I get involved? 

Due to limited space, only a handful of applicants will be selected to present their case report at the conference.

Presentations should last no longer than eight minutes. There will also be three minutes for questions at the end. 

An award will be given to the person with the best report. Veterinary nurses who haven’t had the chance to present lectures are particularly encouraged to submit case reports, although the opportunity is available to all nurses.

Kelly Eyre RVN, BSAVA congress committee member, commented: “I’m really looking forward to the presentations and I encourage as many people as possible to attend the sessions. It’s very inspiring to see members of the nursing profession presenting their case and feel the passion from the nursing speaker.”