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10th May 2010

Veterinary Surgeon wins trip to WSAVA with Petplan

Veterinary surgeon, Michael Morrow, of the St Vincent’s Veterinary Surgery in Wokingham, has won a VIP trip for two to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Congress in Geneva in June 2010, courtesy of Petplan.

At last month’s BSAVA congress in Birmingham, Petplan offered visitors the chance to win this fantastic package, which includes 2 admission tickets to the WSAVA congress as well as flights, accommodation, tickets to the gala dinner and £100 spending money.

“I’m surprised but absolutely delighted. I have always wanted to attend but being the sole vet at my own surgery makes it hard for me to go to events like this, so it’ll be a new experience for me”, said Michael, “After working as a vet for 15 years, this event will be a great opportunity for me to learn from the best practitioners in the world. I’ll have a chance to gain more knowledge about the new and significant changes within the industry and be able to interact with different types of people and practices from all over the world.”

Each year the WSAVA Congress is held in a different location around the world and attracts over 70,000 veterinary professionals who relish the opportunity to hear from top international speakers on all aspects of practicing small animal veterinary medicine. 

The WSAVA is an international network of associations dedicated to the continuing development of companion animal care around the world. It brings veterinary practitioners and academia together to help enhance the knowledge of specific topics, such as hereditary disease and nomenclature of pathological processes.

To celebrate the Association’s 50th anniversary Professor Michael J Day, chairman of the WSAVA Scientific Advisory Committee, has proposed that this year be the year of ‘One Medicine’.  The theme is intended to recognise the importance of the link between the medical and veterinary professions and will include the human population, domestic animals and wildlife, and the impact that current environmental changes are having on these groups.  Lectures and seminars during this year’s congress will reflect the ‘One Medicine’ topic, looking for an exchange of ideas and to build the foundations for future developments of mutual interest.  For further information please visit www.wsava2010.org.

Michael Morrow with Petplan Business Developer Caron Lewis-Timmins

Notes to editors

Petplan is the largest pet insurance provider in the world, offering comprehensive lifetime pet insurance cover for dogs, cats and rabbits.

Established more than 30 years ago, it is part of Allianz Insurance, one of the largest general insurers in the UK.

For more information about Petplan cat insurance, please visit:
www.petplan.co.uk/factsheets/why-take-out-cat-insurance.asp

For more information about Petplan dog insurance, please visit:
www.petplan.co.uk/factsheets/why-take-out-dog-insurance.asp