RWAF Veterinary Conference 2018





***If you are attending only on Sunday, please choose Workshop options “Sunday only no workshop option needed” for both Workshop 1 and Workshop 2***


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Rabbit Interactive, Langford Vet School, Bristol 23rd and 24th June 2018


Once again we are offering world class rabbit specific CPD from a host of Specialist educators.

As always there is a vet stream and an owners stream and again this year a whole day dedicated to behaviour and welfare.


The Saturday programme (23rd June) will be a follows – Clinical Stream, Vets and VNs only

Dr Brigitte Lord Chair
8.00 – 8.30 Arrival and Coffee
8.30 – 9.30 Dr Emma Keeble Update on diagnosis and treatment of otitis externa and media in pet rabbits
9.30 – 10.30 Dr Richard Saunders Advances in rabbit anaesthesia – you don’t know everything!
10.30 -11.00 Coffee break
11.00 -11.30 Dr Sue Paterson Itchy and Scratchy – rabbit dermatology
11.30 – 12.30 Dr Elisabetta Mancinelli Feet – they got sole
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
2.00 – 4.00 Workshops / Masterclasses
Dr Craig Hunt Dentisty (wetlab) (all places taken)
Dr Richard Saunders Airway Management (wetlab)
Dr Molly Varga Round table – anything goes. (Questions in advance please)
Claire Speight RVN Nurse Gold Standard (workshop)
Dr Livia Benato Head tilt, causes and cures (workshop)
4.15 – 6.15 Choice of workshop master class as above
6.30 Close


Open to all Vets, VNs, and Vet Students.

Lectures for all delegates, then choose 2 workshops from the options above.
Workshops are first come first served so book early to avoid disappointment.
(If booking within 14 days of the date of the conference, workshops may be selected for you)


Please select TWO workshops


RWAF members £250 (£208 + £42 VAT)
Non members £300 (£250 + £50 vat)
membership is £45 so worth joining!


Behaviour & Welfare Day – Sunday 24th June 2018

As we are at Langford we are making the most of their excellent Welfare team and offering a jam packed day of up to the minute research and evidence based science.

Rae Todd Chair
9.00 – 10.00 Dr Nicola Rooney Psychological wellbeing. Factors in the environment that most affect welfare
10.00 – 11.00 Grace Dickinson How training can help in rescue and practice
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee
11.30 – 12.00 Dr Suzanne Held The science behind the housing recommendations for pairs of rabbits
12.00 – 12.30 Katherine Mcindoe Can we ameliorate stress during health checks?
12.30 – 1.00 Sarah Unwin The value of Pet Remedy
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.30 Vikki Neville Relinquishment
2.30 – 3.00 Hannah Jones What do owners know and not know about caring for rabbits?
3.00 – 3.30 Vikki Neville Measuring emotion
3.30 – 4.00 Emily-Jane Elland How does handling affect behaviour?
4.00 – 5.30 Dr Anne McBride Q&A on the day!
5.30 – 6.00 Questions and Close


Behaviour day only £60 members (£50 + £10 VAT)
£85 non members (£71 + £14 VAT)


***If you are attending only on Sunday, please choose Workshop options “Sunday only no workshop option needed” for both Workshop 1 and Workshop 2***


Both days booked together

£300 members (£250 + £50 VAT)
£350 non members (£292 + £58 VAT)



Veterinary Practice Member
Saturday £208 + VAT
Sunday £50 + VAT
Both days £250 + VAT

Non-Veterinary Practice Member
Saturday £250 + VAT
Sunday £71 + VAT
Both days £292 + VAT



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.


8 hours of CPD and lunch are included in the delegate price.  Full agendas can be found on our website.

Please remember to make your menu choice


Please provide the following information for each delegate





Telephone number

E-mail address (essential for confirmation)

Delegate Category: (choose from Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Nurse, Student Veterinary Surgeon, Student Nurse


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.

Additional information


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