28th & 29th April 2022

Fota Island Resort, Cork, Ireland


View the VetCon 2022 lecture programme (pdf)

Exciting CPD for equine vets and vet nurses at VetCon on Friday 29th April - view the full lecture schedule here.

World-class speakers coming to VetCon from the UK and Qatar, will deliver an engaging, practical, and stimulating equine CPD programme to delegates.

The equine lecture stream will present delegates with practical, evidence-based information and guidelines that will then help them apply newly-acquired knowledge and skills to their work in equine veterinary practice. Clinical lecture streams are open to all vets and nurses.

Topics in the equine vet stream include:

  • Equine Dermatology and Oncology (Speaker – Prof Derek Knottenbelt)
  • Equine Laminitis - latest evidence in diagnosis and treatment (Speaker – Jessica Johnson)
  • Equine Surgery and Poor Performance - limbs and airways (Speaker – Bryan O Meara)
Derek Knottenbelt - VetCon 2020

Equine dermatology & oncology with Derek Knottenbelt

Jessica Johnson at VetCon

Specialist in equine surgery, Jessica Johnson

Bryan O Meara - VetCon 2020 - Equine

Specialist in equine surgery, Bryan O Meara

For equine nurses, Jackie Ryan will present on:

  • Supportive care of the laminitic horse: a nursing perspective
  • The equine nurse's approach to arthroscopic surgery
Jackie Ryan speaking at VetCon 2022

Jackie Ryan, head surgery nurse Qatar Equine Center

Why not attend an equine VetCon Focus Session? These small group sessions offer a more challenging CPD experience as well as the opportunity to engage with the specialist equine speakers at VetCon.

  • Derek Knottenbelt will host a small group session on equine oncology 
  • Bryan O Meara will host an equine nursing focus session on standing surgery in the horse - this session is also open to vets




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