Six of our CFAVS members attended FAVS congress at Bristol’s Langford campus last weekend (16th and 17th February 2019). The weekend was really enjoyable; all of the morning lectures were engaging and the afternoon practicals were very useful.
In my opinion, the most memorable talk was ‘Camelid Diseases’ where the speaker converted his lecture into a competitive quiz using a website called ‘Kahoot!’. We accessed the quiz on our phones and played against each other for an Easter egg prize. My downfall however was due to a lack of internet connection. Suffice to say, the eggs went to winners with more reliable phones! (They were very deserving of it too, of course).
To give you a flavour of the practicals available, they included:
– Stock judging.
– Sheep MOT.
– Goat disbudding.
– Nutrition workshop.
– Antimicrobial workshop.
The Saturday night was a chance to let loose. Everyone partook in a 3 course meal at a fancy Hilton hotel (would definitely recommend the profiteroles!) followed by a slightly tipsy ceilidh.
I’d just like to thank BFAVS for organising the whole event as well as our very accommodating hosts.
If you’re a vet student, then I’d definitely encourage you to partake in Congress in future, whether it be farm, small animal, exotic or otherwise.