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 2018
will take place on 4th June at Chepstow Racecourse

We are pleased to have Professor Chris Whitton (University of Melbourne) as our main invited speaker. Chris’s area of expertise is the response of the subchondral bone to exercise with research spanning epidemiology, bone biology and some sophisticated computer technologies. Chris will share with us how his work has helped develop strategies for injury prevention.

On the same topic, Professor Tim Parkin (University of Glasgow) will share additional information related to injury prevention from horseracing and endurance disciplines. In addition, the meeting sessions will focus on exercise physiology and the training of equine and human athletes, with discussions about how the training information and the injury prevention information can be put to practical use. We are excited about the programme and hope that you will be interested to join us for the day of education and interaction with colleagues.

ARVS Summer Meeting 2018 Programme

ARVS Summer Meeting 2018 Registration Form