Scientific Meetings

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 each November/December and a Summer Scientific Meeting.

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

Our next CMS meeting takes place on 26th & 27th November 2018 at Aintree Racecourse, please click here for details.

ARVS Summer Scientific Meeting 2019
will take place on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at York Racecourse

The ARVS Summer Meeting 2019 aims to provide an in-depth introduction to the Thoroughbred Sales industry from the veterinary perspective, as well as including information on sales preparation and procedures. We are privileged to have Dr. Stephen Hance, an internationally recognised expert in Thoroughbred Sales as the main speaker for the meeting. Steve’s main focus will be on Veterinary Processes and procedures at sales and interpretation of sales radiographs. Steve has worked around the world so will provide an international perspective. The programme will also include topics such as:
Preparation of horses for sales, financial impact and sales endoscopy. There will be a panel discussion related to the musculoskeletal impact of sales preparation on young Thoroughbreds. In addition, we are fortunate to have Dr. Richard Newton attending to provide his perspective on equine influenza and infectious disease as they relate to TB sales.

We are looking forward to the ARVS Summer Meeting. We hope that you find the programme appealing and that you will join us in York.

ARVS Summer Scientific Meeting 2019 Programme.

To attend, fill in the Summer Scientific Meeting 2019 Registration form and send to

Claire Cook: secretary@arvs.org.uk