SAVETCON

SAVETCON is a full professional conference organiser as well as the in-house event and conference management company of the South African Veterinary Association. We have been organising, coordinating and managing congresses, symposiums, exhibitions and events since 2004.

SAVETCON

SAVETCON is a full professional conference organiser as well as the in-house event and conference management company of the South African Veterinary Association. We have been organising, coordinating and managing congresses, symposiums, exhibitions and events since 2004.

SAVETCON

SAVETCON is a full professional conference organiser as well as the in-house event and conference management company of the South African Veterinary Association. We have been organising, coordinating and managing congresses, symposiums, exhibitions and events since 2004.

SAVETCON

SAVETCON is a full professional conference organiser as well as the in-house event and conference management company of the South African Veterinary Association. We have been organising, coordinating and managing congresses, symposiums, exhibitions and events since 2004.

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COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Please note that our offices will remain operational during the lockdown period announced by our President as all our staff is set up to work from home.
You can still contact us via office phone on 071 587 2950 or email at admin@savetcon.co.za 
All meetings & events can be scheduled via online methods.

Click here for all SAVA’s member communication on Covid-19

EVENT Registration Links

Registration has closed. The event is accredited for 1 CPD point.

Let us know if you would like to see the replay, complete the survey and claim your CPD points.

corne@savetcon.co.za

Registration has closed. The event is accredited for 1 CPD point.

Let us know if you would like to see the replay, complete the survey and claim 1 CPD point.

corne@savetcon.co.za

HOSTED BY ULTRA DOG

Registration has closed. The event is accredited for 2 CPD points.

Watch the replay here.

Once you’ve watched the replay, complete the post-event questionnaire, by latest 12 June, to claim 2 CPD points.

corne@savetcon.co.za

HOSTED BY HILL’S PET NUTRITION

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Let us know if you would like to see the replay, complete the survey and claim your CPD points.

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HOSTED BY HILL’S PET NUTRITION
Presented by Eric D. Garcia

Eric Garcia will share communication tools and strategies to help maintain and build connections with your clients during this challenging time. COVID-19 has created great uncertainty, increased stress and anxiety, and prompted tunnel vision for our pet owners, in which they only focus only on the present rather than toward the future especially when it comes to caring for their pets. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this one if you want to thrive now and well after COVID-19.  

Eric D Garcia
IT expert, digital marketer and Industry thought leader with a degree in Information Management from the University of South Florida. Eric is a marketing consultant with an extensive veterinary background, working exclusively with veterinary practices to help streamline their technology and attract and retain clients. He has a proven track record of educating the industry and producing results, and his work has been recognized throughout the veterinary profession.

Free attendance.

Click here to register.

HOSTED BY ELANCO
Presented by Dr. Amanda L. Donnelly DVM, MBA, USA

How To Attract And Retain More Clients, One Call At A Time
Turn every connection into a great client experience

As practices have changed protocols to address the health and safety of clients and teams, the phone has become an even more powerful tool in client communication, information sharing and relationship building.  Now more than ever, teams need phone skills training.  Come hear about real-world Mystery Shopper phone calls that reveal areas of opportunity to attract new clients and build loyalty with your existing clients.  In this session, Dr. Amanda Donnelly will share specific communication skills your team can use to engage callers, book more appointments and bond clients to the practice.  You will also learn key messages your team needs to convey about costs and payment plans.

FREE ATTENDANCE

CPD
This event will be CPD accredited.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

HOSTED BY DOTSURE
Presented by Dr. Steven de Decker
, DVM, PhD, MvetMed, DipECVN, FHEA, PGCert Veted, MRCVS
European and RCVS recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Head Neurology and Neurosurgery
Associate Professor Neurology & Neurosurgery
Queen Mother Hospital for Animals
The Royal Veterinary College
University of London, United Kingdom

What if the seizures don’t stop? The most common challenges when treating epilepsy patients

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in cats and dogs. Although the majority of affected animals will demonstrate a decreased seizure frequency after initiation of anti-epileptic drug therapy, these drugs will not have the desired effect in a proportion of your patients. During this lecture we will discuss the most common reasons for an ineffective response to anti-epileptic drug therapy. Before making a diagnosis of medication resistant epilepsy, it is important to go back to the drawing board and critically evaluate the diagnosis, type of drug and drug dosage for your individual patient. If these factors have been addresses correctly, a diagnosis of medication resistant epilepsy can be considered. We will discuss how this diagnosis is reached, what this means for your client and which therapeutic options could be further considered.

  • Become familiar with the most common reasons for unsuccessful epilepsy treatment
  • Learn how to critically evaluate your treatment plan before considering a diagnosis of medication resistant epilepsy
  • Understand the concept of medication resistant epilepsy and the consequences for your client

FREE ATTENDANCE

CPD
This event will be CPD accredited

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

HOSTED BY HILL’S PET NUTRITION
Presented by Desiré Rees

COVID-19 has created some very heart rendering situations. Join us for some insight on how to deal with the grieving client as well as best practice approaches to these challenging situations.

About Desiré
Trainer l Coach l Mentor l Keynote Presenter
Commercial Editt
Email: des@editt.co.za

Desiré has expertise in communication strategy, leadership development and conflict resolution, and has gathered extensive experience over 15 years across Africa. She facilitated the development of Investors in People in South Africa (International Standard of Best Practice in Human Resources) and is a certified counsellor and client relationship manager. She has a natural gift for small business development and has built, developed and then released two successful businesses from the ground up in under two years. 

For the past seven years she has, among other pursuits, been an integral part of the Hill’s people development strategy within the Veterinary Industry across Southern Africa. Lecturing at Onderstepoort Faculty and speaking at CPD events for nurses and Vets alike.  Her broad experience within communities and organisations stretches across cultural divides and age barriers. Her passion and professionalism ensures excellent consulting practice. Desiré has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Communication, is a SETA accredited Facilitator and is a Personal Coach.

She is married to Dr Phil Rees, a Veterinary Specialist Physician, and has two gorgeous children.

Free attendance.

Click here to register.

HOSTED BY ELANCO
Presented by Dr Amy L. Grice VMD, MBA
Veterinary Business Consulting, USA

This presentation will demonstrate the importance of capturing all revenue earned, and the consequences of the failure to do so. Ways to minimize and measure lost revenue will be shown. After a review of the major components of the income statement (P&L), the effects of small changes in practice operations to profit will be shown. Explore discounting strategies and increase your understanding of how profit forms the foundation of your practice’s value. Associates as well as owners will come away with a new perspective about the business of veterinary medicine.

FREE ATTENDANCE

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HOSTED BY HILL’S PET NUTRITION
Presented by Eric D. Garcia

Are you sick and tired feeling helpless with online bullies and haters?! Although it takes years to successfully build your reputation (both online and off), it takes just moments for a negative online review to jeopardize it. With the tools and techniques provided in this session, you can gently encourage happy clients to spread their accolades for your practice through the power of online reviews. You can also learn to engage negative reviews with honest, timely, and respectful responses to earn back respect and goodwill. Eric will be sharing real stories of the most tragic cases in cyberbullying how and how practices overcame this level of online hate. This session will help you to discover the fundamentals of reputation management and navigate the increasingly important world of online reviews.

Eric D Garcia
IT expert, digital marketer and Industry thought leader with a degree in Information Management from the University of South Florida. Eric is a marketing consultant with an extensive veterinary background, working exclusively with veterinary practices to help streamline their technology and attract and retain clients. He has a proven track record of educating the industry and producing results, and his work has been recognized throughout the veterinary profession.

Free attendance.

Click here to register.

HOSTED BY HILL’S PET NUTRITION
Presented by Desiré Rees

Bullies are not just a COVID-19 phenomenon! How does one deal with bullies in the practice? Join us for tips on dealing with both client bullies and bullying within the workplace.

About Desiré
Trainer l Coach l Mentor l Keynote Presenter
Commercial Editt
Email: des@editt.co.za

Desiré has expertise in communication strategy, leadership development and conflict resolution, and has gathered extensive experience over 15 years across Africa. She facilitated the development of Investors in People in South Africa (International Standard of Best Practice in Human Resources) and is a certified counsellor and client relationship manager. She has a natural gift for small business development and has built, developed and then released two successful businesses from the ground up in under two years. 

For the past seven years she has, among other pursuits, been an integral part of the Hill’s people development strategy within the Veterinary Industry across Southern Africa. Lecturing at Onderstepoort Faculty and speaking at CPD events for nurses and Vets alike.  Her broad experience within communities and organisations stretches across cultural divides and age barriers. Her passion and professionalism ensures excellent consulting practice. Desiré has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Communication, is a SETA accredited Facilitator and is a Personal Coach.

She is married to Dr Phil Rees, a Veterinary Specialist Physician, and has two gorgeous children.

Free attendance.

Click here to register.

HOSTED BY ULTRA DOG
Presented by Dr Aubrey Kumm MSc Med (Neuroscience) GPCert(Endoscopy) GPCert(Ophthalmology) BVSc MRCVS
CEO Guava Ai Ltd

Despite being around for decades, Telemedicine has only recently become popular and more prevalent in the veterinary space – what is it and what does it mean for your practice? 

FREE ATTENDANCE

CPD
This event will be CPD accredited

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

LIVE EVENTS

Considering this rapidly evolving environment and the government’s guidelines for mass gatherings, the below events may be postponed.  If the current restrictions continue for an indefinite period, or if additional restrictions are implemented, it may be necessary to cancel the event altogether.We continue to monitor the latest guidelines from our government and the WHO and remain committed to keeping you informed as developments unfold.

CANCELLED EVENTS

Dear colleagues,

In light of the current status around Covid-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming VET100 Twin Centenaries congress, scheduled for 30 June – 2 July at Onderstepoort.  This was a tough call to make and while it is disappointing to make this change, it is important that we minimize the risk to the health and safety of our speakers, sponsors, attendees and all involved.  There is however good news…

We are happy to announce that we have incorporated the VET100 Congress programme with the 11th Biennial SA Veterinary Congress taking place from 1-4 June 2021 at Emperors Palace. The biennial congress attracts 450+ delegates and the full VET100 programme will be running as a parallel track at this congress.  We will also be offering the wet labs/skills training sessions on the 4th of June, at Onderstepoort.

All registrations that are paid up will be transferred to next year’s congress (1-3 June), including the wet lab(s) if booked for, which will take place on the 4th of June.  If you however would like to cancel your registration, we will be able to refund you in full.  For all registrations that are not yet paid and would like to be transferred to the 2021 congress, we will honour the registration rate if full payment is received by 30 May 2020.  Payment not received by this date will automatically be cancelled.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend the congress next year.  

Join us as we commemorate our glorious journey of 100 years of the SA Veterinary Association and 100 years of veterinary education in South Africa in 2021.

Prof. Ken Pettey                             Prof. Gareth Bath
Congress Chairperson                    Congress Vice-Chairperson
Ken.pettey@gmail.com                 gfbath@gmail.com          

Congress Organiser
corne@savetcon.co.za

Announcement to follow.

Dear Fellow Parasitologists, 

In the midst of a global pandemic, it is impossible to predict with any certainty when the epidemic will have run its course, as it is affecting different regions of the world at different times. 

With that in mind, the ICPOW 2020 Local Organising Committee (LOC) has made the decision to postpone the 4th International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife (ICPOW) that was scheduled for 6-9 September 2020 to September 2021.

The decision to postpone ICPOW was a difficult one, as we know how much the Parasitology community values the opportunity to meet, network and discuss important parasitological issues.  The LOC is also concerned about the adverse economic impact of the crisis on all members and stakeholders. These considerations have led to the conclusion that it would be unwise to plan an international event at all this year. 

We are very hopeful that we can return to the usual meeting schedule in 2021 and host the 4th ICPOW from 5-8 September 2021, at the same venue in the Kruger National Park. These arrangements are also relevant to the 49th annual conference of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA) that would have been held jointly with ICPOW. 

Abstract Submissions
First of all, thank you to all that have submitted abstracts.  We will open a new call for abstracts during October 2020.  If you have submitted an abstract for the 2020 congress, you are welcome to resubmit the same abstract, an updated abstract or a new abstract for the 2021 Congress. None of the submitted abstracts will be carried over to 2021, you will have to resubmit.

Registrations & Accommodation
All registrations for the 2020 congress, that are paid up will be transferred to next year’s congress.  If you, however, would like to cancel your registration, we will be able to refund you in full less any banking fees incurred. For all registrations that are not yet paid and would like to be transferred to the 2021 congress, we will honour the current registration fee if full payment is received by 30 June 2020.  Payment not received by this date will automatically be cancelled, and you can re-register for the 2021 congress once the registrations open up.  Updated registration fees for the 2021 congress will be communicated in due time.  Accommodation fees paid can also be refunded, less processing fees as the 2021 rates will be higher. You are welcome to contact the secretariat in the event that you would like to transfer your booking to 2021 and settle the difference in rates next year.

We thank you for your interest in the meeting and look forward to seeing you in South Africa in 2021. 

Please take care,

Prof. Sonja Matthee
President of PARSA
LOC – Sonja Matthee, Heike Lutermann & Iva Prïkrylova

Contact:  Corné – corne@savetcon.co.za

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