Saturday 22nd Feb 2020

BVDSG Events

Dear Friends and Colleagues
The British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group (BVDSG) would like to welcome you to their Spring Meeting 2020 entitled “Feline Dermatology”.
The meeting will once again be held at the ICC Birmingham where we will have full use of one of the most spacious and sophisticated rooms in the centre – hall 4. Both the location and the exceptional facilities make this venue easy to reach and ideal for relaxed and productive meetings as well as social gatherings.
This year, by popular demand, we will be covering the wonderful yet challenging topic of Feline Dermatological disease. We welcome world expert speakers including Silvia Colombo, Stephen Shaw, Angela Fadda, Simone Kirby and Nicola Swales, who between them, will be covering topics such as feline allergy, feline viral skin disease, dermatophytosis, feline parasites, neurological skin disease, dental disease relevant to dermatologists, feline autoimmune disease and behavioural aspects of feline skin disease.
We would like to thank our Sponsors for their continued and valued support, and our members for their regular attendance and commitment, both of whom make it possible for us to hold these high quality educational events.
We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham!
Sarah Warren, BVetMed MSc (Clin. Onc.) CertVD MRCVS
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Dermatology
BVDSG President


Here is an exciting preview of the lecture program, registrations will open in January for attendance of this event.

Spring Meeting –1.4.2020 The ICC Birmingham Feline Dermatology

0900– 0930 Registration
0930-1015 Feline allergy Silvia Colombo
1015-1100 Zoonotic skin disease in the cat Steve Shaw
1100-1130 Coffee and commercial exhibition
1130-1215 Dermatophytosis in the Feline Patient Steve Shaw
1215-1300 Parasites Relevant to Feline Skin Disease Silvia Colombo
1300– 1400 Lunch
1400-1430 Feline Neurology meets Dermatology Angela Fadda
1430-1515 Straight from the Cats’ Mouth…Dental Diseasees Relevant for Dermatologists Simone Kirby
1515– 1545 Coffee and commercial exhibition
1545-1630 Feline Autoimmune Skin Disease Silvia Colombo
1630-1715 Behavioural aspects of feline skin disease Nicola Swales


To learn a bit about our outstanding speakers please read on

Silvia Colombo, Dr. Med. Vet., Dip. ECVD
Dr. Colombo was born in 1966 in Legnano (MI), Italy, and graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1992 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Milan (Italy). She completed a Research Doctorate in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Medicine Department of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Milan (Italy) from November 1993 to November 1996 and a Post-Doctorate from October 1998 to October 2000. She completed a Senior Clinical Scholarship in Veterinary Dermatology (residency in Veterinary Dermatology) at the Department of Clinical Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh in September 2003 and worked at the Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, as a Temporary Clinical Fellow in Veterinary Dermatology from November 2003 to June 2004. Dr. Colombo passed the Diploma Exam of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD) in 2004. She has been a Full Member of the ESVD (European Society of Veterinary Dermatology) since 1996. Dr. Colombo is president of SIDEV (Italian Society of Veterinary Dermatology), member of the ECVD Board and Chair of the ECVD Credentials Committee. Currently, Dr. Colombo is seeing referral cases as a private practitioner in various practices in Northern Italy.

Nicola Swales BSc(hons) RVN

Nicola graduated from the University of Bristol in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science. Since then she has been working as the sole dermatology nurse at Langford Vets, supporting the dermatology service and student teaching. She is currently working towards a Masters degree in clinical veterinary research at the University of Bristol, looking at the role of stress as a flare factor for cats with allergic skin disease