The ARVS has been instrumental in improving the standard of veterinary care and welfare of horses on UK racecourses through the provision of quality CPD in the annual Casualty Management Seminar and Summer Scientific Meetings.

These meetings also provide an important opportunity for discussion on the management of injury and disease on and off the racecourse. These courses are also very applicable to Veterinarians providing services other Sports Horse events.

Casualty Management Seminar 2017 >>

Date: 27th & 28th November 2016
Location: Cheltenham Racecourse

Our Casualty Management Seminar this year will take place at Cheltenham Racecourse on the 27th and 28th November 2017. The course is run over two days, with both days mandatory for those new to racecourse work and day 2 (at least!) mandatory at least every 5 years for ALL vets working on racecourses.

Talks on key aspects of casualty management are interspersed with interactive discussions and practical sessions.  The seminar is of use to vets attending equine events other than racing and of course at least 2 vets attending Point-to-Point racing must also have attended this course within 5 years.

To attend, fill in the registration form and send to Claire Cook:

ARVS Casualty Management Seminar 2017 Registration Form

ARVS Casualty Management Seminar 2017 Programme

Euthanasia & Firearms Course 2017 >>

Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Location: Ripple, Tewkesbury

The ARVS is running a further Euthanasia & Firearms course on Wednesday 26th April 2017 in Ripple, Tewkesbury.

The course is aimed at those without significant experience, but who wish to be able to use firearms in practice, and at racecourses. Each delegate must apply for a Firearms Licence in order to use the instructor’s gun, and to subsequently be able to use the practice firearm. There will be self-certification following the training course and members should only sign if they are confident in safe firearm use.

For further details of the course please access the Members Area and the section on Courses/Events.

Registration forms will be available soon. If you wish to register now please contact our secretary Claire Cook at We can advise on applying for your firearms certificate if required.

Summer Scientific Meeting 2017 >>

Date: 6th June 2017
Location: Uttoxeter Racecourse

ARVS 2017 Summer Scientific Meeting

This year’s ARVS 2017 Summer Scientific Meeting takes place on Tuesday 6th June at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

The Meeting focuses on diagnosis and management of fetlock joint disease and the surrounding structures, with updates on imaging, subchondral bone disease and treatment including intra-articular and systemic therapies. With many treatments restricted under the Rules of Racing there is an insight into sampling, laboratory analysis, and racing practices in Hong Kong, including medication control.

ARVS Summer Meeting Programme 2017

ARVS Summer Meeting Registration Form 2017