Welcome to the EAVDI-BID


  • Invitation

    The EAVDI BID committee invite you to take part in the development and growth of the British and Irish division of the European Association of Diagnostic Imaging.

    Our organisation is keen to enroll new members for better understanding of the needs and practices of our profession. Throughout 2016 we hope to see our membership swell and we welcome new members with technical and practical skills as well as new veterinary practitioners within other disciplines to learn how diagnostic imaging supports a wide range of needs.

  • Events & Meetings

    2018 BID Autumn Meeting

    November 9th and 10th, 2018 - Vere Beaumont Hotel in Windsor

    The theme of the meeting is Emergency Imaging.

    Thursday 8th November:

    2:00 pm- START(tea and coffee are provided during the afternoon)

    Lecture: Jonathon Dixon, Rainbow Equine Hospital

    Lecture: How when and which of abdominal imaging Alison Major, Langford Vets / University of Bristol

    Mixed equine and small animal film reading session

     5:30 pm- Close 

    All speakers and residents are kindly invited by VetCT Specialists for a drink and dinner on Thursday evening (The Cornerhouse pub, Windsor)

    Friday 9th November:

    10:00 am- Use of radiographs in managing the emergency patient: Anna Newitt: IDEXX /Jerry Shimali Imaging 

    10:45 am- Abstracts Session

    11:30 am- Break

    12:00 pm - Abstract presentation

    12:15 pm- ECC and ICU Use of imaging – What are we doing currently?: Dominic BarfieldRoyal Veterinary College

    1:00 pm- Lunch

    2 pm - ECC and ICU Use of Imaging – What can radiologists do for us? - Dominic Barfield,Royal Veterinary College

    2:45 pm- To Err Is Human- Why we make mistakes and how we can manage them: Petra Agathe Anderson Moores

    3:30 pm- Break

    4:00 pm- EAVDI BID AGM

    5:00 pm- EAVDI AGM

    6 pm- Close

    7:30 pm- Dinner at a la Russe Windsor. The dinner and reception are kindly sponsored by Pride Veterinary Centre referrals.

    Saturday 10th November:

    9:30 am- Abstracts Session

    10:15 am- Panel Discussion Presentations followed by open debate: What skills do we think a newly boarded resident needs and how is this best achieved?
    Paul Mahoney (IDEXX), Tom Maddox (University of Liverpool), Jonathan Dixon (Rainbow equine)

    10:45 am- Debate

    11:30 am- Break

    12:00 pm- Imaging in critical care – the human perspective: Dr David Windsor, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation trust

    1:00 pm- Lunch

    2:00 pm- Multispecies Emergency Imaging- Seamus Hoey. University College Dublin

    2:45 pm- Answers to the film reading – Andrew Parry, Willows Referrals

    3:30 pm- Break

    4:00 pm- New diplomates presentation - Allison Zwingenberger

    4:15 pm- ECVDI AGM


  • Board Members


    Chris Warren-Smith

    BVetMed MVetMed CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS
    RCVS and European Veterinary Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging

    Langford Vets
    University of Bristol
    Langford House
    BS40 5DU

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    Tel: 0117 92 89420


    Alison Major

    RCVS and European Veterinary Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging

    Langford Vets
    University of Bristol
    Langford House
    BS40 5DU

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    Tel: 01117 92 89420


    Jerry Shimali

    European Veterinary Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging

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  • Alastair Nelson Award


    Alastair Nelson was a highly respected equine veterinary surgeon who was highly active in the field of equine diagnostic imaging and who was a pioneer of standing equine computed tomography.  Following his sad loss at the age of 46 in 2009, EAVDI-BID have set up a travel award in his honour, to promote the field of equine diagnostic imaging. The first year that submission is accepted is 2012.

    The Award

    A sum of up to £150 will be available once each year to support a veterinary surgeon working at a British or Irish veterinary practice (including Vet School, Referral Hospital, etc) who is attending a scientific congress to present a clinical research abstract in the field of equine diagnostic imaging.  The money is to contribute to travel and registration expenses incurred by attending the conference.

    Application Procedure

    The abstract (max 400 words), along with an accompanying letter, should be submitted to the Andrew Parry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 31st March of the year of the presentation.  One application is allowed per veterinary surgeon, and a surgeon may only receive the award on one occasion.  If there are multiple applications for the award in a year, the EAVDI-BID committee will determine whether the fund will be awarded in total to a single candidate, or split between several.  The candidates will be informed of the committee’s decision by the end of May of that year.  If there are no applications received by the 31st March, there will be no award that year.

    Successful Candidates

    The successful candidates will be listed on the EAVDI-BID Website, along with the title and year of their presentation.  The successful candidate will also be expected to present their abstract at the EAVDI-BID Autumn Meeting that year.

    If there are any queries, please contact the EAVDI (BID) chairman.

  • EAVDI-BID History

    The Association has it roots in the British Veterinary Radiology Association (BVRA), which was founded in the 1960s to promote the study and development of veterinary radiology. In 1991, this group became the European Veterinary Radiology Association (EVRA) in recognition of the increasing continental involvement, and at the first annual general meeting in Switzerland in 1992, the name was changed to the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (EAVDI). It is now a truly international association, and encompasses all aspects of diagnostic imaging, including radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine. Membership of EAVDI is open to members of the veterinary and medical professions as well as other workers who are interested in these subjects. The Association embraces the professional interests of all its members. Members are kept informed of news, meetings and other items of interest by regular newsletters.

    The British and irish Division of EAVDI usually meets twice a year at locations in the UK. These meetings provide both CPD material (e.g. review papers from Diplomates in imaging), and presentation of original research. Traditionally, day meetings are held in the Pre-BSAVA Congress satellite session, and there is also a weekend meeting in the Autumn. As well as providing a high quality scientific programme, the weekend meeting is noted as a very enjoyable social event.

    EAVDI also welcomes all veterinary surgeons that intend to sit certificate level examinations in diagnostic imaging (advanced practitioner certification). All candidates for these examinations are advised to join EAVDI-BID.

    As the membership list includes most of the specialists in veterinary diagnostic imaging in Europe, one of EAVDI's most important roles is to act as a forum where their knowledge and experience can be shared and discussed.

    A Congress of the entire European Association is held every year.

    Recent venues have included Switzerland, Sardinia, Berlin, Cambridge and Stockholm. These have been distinguished by the excellence of the presentations, and give the opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of colleagues from all over Europe in interesting surroundings. All members of EAVDI are automatically members of the International Veterinary Radiology Association (IVRA), which also organises an international conference every three years.

  • BID Constitution

    European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (British and Irish Division)

    The British and Irish Division is a Division of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, recognised under the Constitutional changes of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging made in 1999. The Division is a non-profit making organisation and does not pursue commercial interests.

    Click HERE for complete document.

  • AGM Minutes and Reports

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2018 BID Autumn Meeting


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