The BVZS conference is BACK!

4th - 6th November 2022

Conference Aston Hotel, Aston Street, Aston University Campus, Birmingham, B4 7ET

What to expect ?

3 days of great CPD across 4 streams including parallel sessions on  Zoo Health and Nursing on Friday,  Wildlife Health and Exotic pets on Saturday and Exotic pets and students on Sunday.

Plenary sessions in all streams discussing current topics such as Avian Influenza, the new Secretary of State Standards of Modern Zoo Practice, “360°of Horizon- views, reflections(and opinions) from a small rock near France” and “Vetting off the beaten track”.

A packed social programme including a wine and canapes reception with a student-mentor mixer on Friday, gala dinner on Saturday with a Silent Disco and plenty of time for networking with colleagues.

What will the conference cost ?

Full Price Cost (£)
Early-Bird Cost (£) Before 31st August 2022
Speaker discount (only if early-bird) (£)
Vet member 1 day
Vet member 2 days
Vet member 3 days
Non-BVZS member 3 days
Vet nurse/Student 1 day
Vet nurse/Student 2 days
Vet nurse/Student 3 days

Abstract Submissions open!

Submissions of abstracts for the conference are invited on all aspects of exotic pet (non-traditional companion animal), free-ranging wildlife, and zoo animal health, their relevant nursing and related disciplines.

Abstracts must be submitted by email no later than 6am on Monday 6th June 2022.

Submissions should be sent to: [email protected] Please state ‘talk,’ or ‘poster’, or ‘either’, in your covering email.

Abstract Submission

Poster Submission Guidelines

Abstract Example

How do I get there? Rail Car Plane Alpaca

By rail: The Aston University campus, in Birmingham city centre, is just a ten minute walk from New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street train stations, with a number of routes to the majority of UK destinations. The stations are all within a 10-15 minute walk, or a five minute taxi ride.
By car: follow the postcode. This will direct you to Aston University campus. Car Parking is available on the Aston University Campus and must be pre-booked and paid for online, prior to arrival. Car Parking bookings are managed by First Parking on behalf of Conference Aston. On completion of your online booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a map and access instructions. Please check your spam or junk folders if you do not receive this after booking. If our car park is full or out of order, pay and display parking is available at the ‘Millennium Point Car Park’, 5 minutes walk away. See Conference Aston website for further information.

Birmingham now has a clean air zone and charges might apply to your vehicle. Check


By air: The Aston University campus is a mere 9 miles from Birmingham Airport, where you can catch a 30 minute taxi ride directly to the campus or jump on a 9 minute direct train from Birmingham International Station into New Street Station, where the campus is a quick 10 minute walk away



Where to stay

Conference Aston has a hotel on site that can be booked through their website. We have secured a limited amount of rooms at a discounted rate of £96/night for a single room with breakfast and £110/night for a twin room with breakfast. The promotional code for this will be provided at a later point. This promotion expires on the 11th of September 2022 and is subject to availability so book early to avoid disappointment.


Other hotels available in the vicinity are:


Premier Inn Birmingham City- Aston hotel

Aloft Birmingham Eastside

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Snowhill

Hotel Campanile Birmingham- Aston


This conference wouldn't be possible without our generous sponsors