More than 600 veterinary professionals travelling from 61 countries recently came together to explore ‘Feline Medicine in the 21st Century’ at ROYAL CANIN’s latest Vet Symposium.
Hosted near ROYAL CANIN’s head office in Montpellier, France, the two-day convention allowed delegates to attend both clinical and practice management lectures, take part in networking events and take a tour of the ROYAL CANIN campus, including its production facility and central R&D centre, responsible for food quality and safety standards across the company’s wide network.
Scientific talks were based on feline medicine, including CKD, constipation, chronic D+, cat ethogram, soiling and multicat households. Delegates also attended practice management talks, where they learned about cat friendly practice strategies, vet clinic business models, how to deal with tricky customers and digital media. All of these lectures are available to view on https://vetsympo.fr/2017/.
Lee Danks MRCVS, ROYAL CANIN’s Scientific Affairs Manager, said: “These events are made special not only due to the combined clinical and management lecture streams, but more so because of the networking opportunities they offer. The UK and Irish attendees were able to compare notes and ‘best practice’ with vets from all corners of the globe, as well as rub shoulders with internationally renowned experts. I took part in a couple of workshops myself, which made us all think twice about how to approach clinical cases and refine our senior cat offering here in the UK.’
“The feedback we’ve received has been fantastic, with a lot of guests expressing that they’ve gained ideas on how to implement positive changes in their clinics. It is generally a great opportunity to share new concepts and ideas, as well as make new friends.”
Delegates speak about their experience at the Vet Symposium in the following post-event video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8RIm9d8CDs&feature=youtu.be.