Friday 5th Jun 2020

BVDSG Events

Important announcement regarding BVDSG Spring meeting April 1st 2020

Dear members,

Following the development of the Coronavirus outbreak in the last few weeks, we held an urgent Committee Meeting last night and have made a unanimous decision to change our event to a live virtual webinar meeting.
We are in the process of finalising details of this event but it will take place at the same time and on the same day but will allow all our members and speakers to attend virtually from the comfort of their own homes or offices without the risk of travel.
This decision was made considering a number of factors, including the fact that our main speaker Silvia Colombo (based in Milan) is unable to travel, that some of the major sponsors will potentially be unable to attend and that other individuals may have restrictions placed upon them with regard to travel and attending major events.
We are hoping to mail the BVDSG Proceedings out to all registered delegates ahead of the 1st April and make the meeting a superb event with the support of our sponsors and delegates.
We will be in touch in the following days with more details, but in the meantime, we urge anyone who has registered and not yet booked accommodation or travel NOT to do so in view of the event being changed to a virtual event.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to our forthcoming meeting!


Sarah Warren, BVDSG President and on behalf of the BVDSG Committee
10th March 2020

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

Spring Meeting –1.4.2020 Webinar 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