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The EAVDI BID Autumn meeting 

The EAVDI-BID Autumn meeting is regrettably not taking place this year. Instead, every Thursday evening in November the BID committee will host an online small animal interactive film reading session. These sessions are aimed at first opinion practitioners with an interest in small animal radiology and will be chaired by a renowned veterinary radiologist.

Each of the four sessions will begin at 7.30pm and last approximately 90 minutes. Each session will consist of five cases which will be available to download from the EAVDI-BID website one week before each session. Cases will consist of small animal radiographs only and delegates are encouraged to review the cases before each session. During each session delegates will be invited to present a case to the chair, which will then be discussed with the group. These sessions are intended to be interactive and delegates will actively contribute to the case discussions. The sessions are sure to stimulate some lively discussion and help improve your skills in small animal radiology

November 5th Chris Lamb, November 12th Ruth Dennis, November 19th Gawain Hammond, November 26th Mike Herrtage.

  • 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. 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

  • Board Members


    Seamus Hoey


    UCD Veterinary Hospital
    Belfield, Dublin 4

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    Ian David Jones

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

    London Veterinary Specialists
    56 Belsize Lane
    NW3 5AR

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    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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    information here is restricted to registered members.

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2020 EAVDI-BID Spring BSAVA satellite meeting

The Spring EAVDI-BID Satellite meeting at BSAVA has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus spread.

We hope to see you at our Autumn meeting, details will be available later in the year.

The EAVDI-BID committee

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