7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference

What a week! The 7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Association conference (PCVC7) was recently held in Bangalore, India with the theme “The role of veterinarians in addressing the global challenges to the lives of our pets, livestock, wildlife, humans and our environment.”

Along with the Commonwealth Veterinary Association the conference was jointly organised by the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University; National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology; Karnataka Veterinary Association; and Pets Practitioners Association of Karnataka.

The Chief Guest, Dr Mark Schipp, Chief Veterinary Officer, Australia and President, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) inaugurated the conference. Dr Peter Thornber, President, CVA highlighted the celebrations of the 52nd year of the CVA in extending its voluntary support and assistance for the veterinarians throughout the commonwealth at the grass-roots level.

As well as a very full scientific program, satellite workshops and a rich cultural program was held culminating in a field trip to the beautiful, historical city of Mysore.

The conference registered a total participation by more than 700 delegates including 140 overseas delegates from 38 different countries. PCVC7 provided a perfect platform for the delegates to share, exchange and gather current knowledge and future opportunities in the different fields of veterinary and allied sciences.

Our sincere thanks go to Dr Abdul Rahman and his team of organisers in conducting such a successful conference. Thanks also goes to the conference supporters and sponsors the Indian Council of Agricultural Research; Karnataka Veterinary Council; Open Philanthropy Project; The Donkey Sanctuary; World Horse Welfare; The Brooke; Pashu Chikistak Mahasangh; Trans Disciplinary University; WSAVA; and Vets Beyond Borders.