RWAF Owner Conference (Non-Clinical) 2019


1st June 2019, Birmingham Conference and Events Centre


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The RWAF & Burgess Pet Care have been working together to deliver rabbit specific CPD for 15 years! We are immensely proud of this and we continue to lead the way in providing world class rabbit education. We are offering a day packed full of health, welfare and behaviour in a brilliant location.


RWAF members £60 (inclusive of VAT which will be added at the checkout)

Non-members £80 (inclusive of VAT which will be added at the checkout)

Please note agenda times are subject to change

Times Chair Sally Hibbert
9.00-10.00 Molly Varga BVetMed CertZooMed DZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS Diseases of the gut.
This lecture will cover gut stasis, diarrhoea etc, when to worry, and what to do until you can get to the vets, how your vet is likely to approach a case and what the tests mean/what information they give, possible treatments and managing rabbits that aren’t eating at home.
10.00-11.00 Richard Saunders BSc (Hons) BVSc FRSB CBiol DZooMed (Mammalian) DipECZM (ZHM) MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (Mammalian) Therapeutics. This lecture will cover what is licensed, what is safe and how to administer them.
11.00-11.30 Debbie from Hipra giving an update on RVHD2
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-1.00 Craig Hunt BvedMed Cert SAM DZooMed MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (Mammalian) Dentistry. Craig will cover x-rays, what can owners do, and what you can expect your vet to do.
1.00-2.00 Livia Benato European Specialist DVM CertZooMed ECZM MRCVS diplomate in small mammal medicine Dermatology. This lecture will focus on a practical approach to rabbit dermatology, and the most common presentations will be discussed.
2.00-3.00 Lunch
3.00-4.00 Katie Frimston & Finn McCully Keeping rabbits in the 21st Century – a collaborative workshop
4.00-5.00 Guen Bradbury MRCVS What should you know about handling your rabbits?
5.00-6.00 Dr Jane Tyson Overview from RSPCA / Bristol University Housing research and putting it into practice


Please provide the following information for each delegate





Telephone number

E-mail address (essential for confirmation)

Delegate category (Owner or Rescue worker)

All places will be confirmed by email so please provide an email address.  We are sorry but we are unable to send out confirmation, agendas, etc by post, only by email.

Terms &Conditions

  1. Payments
    All bookings made prior to the conference must be paid in full to guarantee registration. Once payment has been received, an email confirmation and a receipted invoice will be sent. If payment is not made at the time of booking, registration will be provisional. Bookings received less than two weeks before the conference date can only be paid by credit card.
  2. Substitutions & Cancellations 

Delegates may nominate an alternative person from their organisation to attend up to 24 hours prior to the start of the event, at no extra charge. Should substitution not be possible, cancellation charges apply as follows:
8 weeks or more prior to start of event: 10% of the delegate fee
4 to 8 weeks prior to start of event: 50% of the delegate fee
4 weeks or less prior to start of event: 100% of the delegate fee
All substitutions and cancellations must be received in writing

Workshops are allocated on a first come first served basis

  1. Access Requirements
    Delegates should advise of any special access requirements at the time of registration.
  2. Registration Information
    Registration information will be sent to registered delegates by email at least seven days prior to the event.  Any delegate not receiving the registration information should contact us by email to
  3. Alterations to Programme – Cancellation/Postponement of Event
    1. RWAF reserves the right to make alterations to the conference programme, venue and timings.
    2. In the unlikely event of the programme being cancelled by RWAF, a full refund will be made. Liability will be limited to the amount of the fee paid by the delegate.
    3. In the event of it being found necessary, for whatever reason, that the conference is being postponed or the dates being changed, the organisers shall not be liable for any expenditure, damage or loss incurred by the delegate.
    4. If by re-arrangement or postponement the event can take place, the booking between the delegate and the organisers shall remain in force and will be subject to the cancellation schedule in paragraph 2.
  4. Speakers
    Views expressed by speakers are their own. RWAF cannot accept liability for advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at the conference or in any material provided to delegates.
  5. .Insurance
    It is the responsibility of the delegate to arrange appropriate insurance cover in connection with their attendance at the conference. RWAF cannot be held liable for any loss, liability or damage to personal property.