This year’s Wildlife Heath Day is on Sat 2nd November, in Manchester, as part of the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) annual conference running from 1st-3rd Nov. Please note there are just 10 days to go before the call for abstracts closes, on 24th June. Submissions on all aspects of wildlife health are welcome. 

The theme of our Wildlife Health Day this year is ‘Wildlife Research’. Kim Willoughby from the Home Office will discuss legal aspects relating to wildlife research both in the field and in veterinary practice. 

The day will also feature an inaugural Vic Simpson memorial session: Vic left a legacy to enable presentation of research findings by those not lucky enough to have their conference attendance covered by their employer/institute. Information on how to apply for a Vic Simpson Award can be downloaded from the BVZS website ( To recognise the inaugural award, Becki Lawson will present an overview of Vic’s research work over his lifetime, and there will be a presentation to the award winner(s).

Further information and submission details can be found on the BVZS website, as above. Please submit your talk or poster title and abstract by email to Liz Mullineaux ( by Monday 24th June 2019 following the guidelines available on the website. Speakers will be informed if their talk has been selected for the programme by Monday 8th July 2018. Biographies for accepted talks and posters will be due in by Monday 29th July 2018.

We look forward to seeing you there!