The Cat Weekend 2019

The Cat Weekend

Venue: Crowne Plaza, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
Dates: 28 – 29 September 2019
Prices: £105 day rate / £175 for the weekend. Charity Rate is £95 day rate / £160 for the weekend


Come and join International Cat Care and its veterinary division the International Society of Feline Medicine for a weekend of outstanding and inspirational talks from the worlds of feline veterinary nursing and cat welfare.

Saturday is the ISFM Feline Nursing Day and six expert speakers will cover topics ranging from neurological examinations to hyperthyroidism and diabetes.

On Sunday, International Cat Care introduces its new initiative Cat Friendly Solutions for Unowned Cats. Vicky Halls, Ian McFarlaine and Lauren Finka will be joined by other cat welfare specialists to talk about cat lifestyles, how to optimise homing opportunities, pragmatic medicine and much much more.

We are also holding our Cat Friendly & Easy to Give Awards on the Saturday night and we would be delighted if you’d join us for a celebratory drink.

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ISFM Feline Nursing Day

Saturday 28th September

09.00Registration open
10.00

Tips and tricks for neurological examination in cats
Mark Lowrie, Neurology Specialist, Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

10.45

Nursing considerations for hyperthyroid cats
Laura Rosewell, RVN, The Ralph

11.15Coffee
11.45

Cat Care for Life: Preventive healthcare for kittens – health and behaviour
Sarah Endersby, Veterinary Development Manager, International Cat Care

12.30

Feeding for the future
Linda Ryan, RVN, Inspiring Pets

13.00Lunch
14.00

Handling head trauma in cats – what YOU can do
Mark Lowrie, Neurology Specialist, Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

14.45

Changes at The Feline Centre – cat friendly ideas for us all
Suzanne Rudd, RVN, University of Bristol

15.15Tea
15.45

Nursing considerations for diabetic cats
Laura Roswell, VN, the Ralph

 16.30

Nursing the feline patient at home – is there a role for a District Veterinary Nurse?
Dot Creighton, RVN, Millennium Veterinary Practice

17.00

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Cat Friendly Solutions for Unowned Cats

Sunday 29th September

09.00   Registration open
9.45

A cat is a cat, is a cat ... or is it? The spectrum of cat lifestyle and behaviour
Vicky Halls, International Cat Care Consultant

10.15

TNR – Questions which come up again and again!
Ian MacFarlaine, Bermuda SPCA

11.00Coffee
11.30

If we love them set them free: Basic principles to reduce stress, prevent suffering and optimise homing opportunities
Lauren Finka, Nottingham Trent University & Battersea Consultant

12.15

Cat Friendly Homing Traffic Light Assessment: What is it and how does it work?
Vicky Halls, International Cat Care Consultant

13.00Lunch
14.00

Pragmatic medicine: Why doing everything isn’t better than doing nothing
Karen Hiestand, University of Sussex

14.45

Case study – alternative lifestyles (the Bengal on the farm)
Georgia Randall, Battersea

15.00

Case study: Living with an ‘inbetweener’
Kim Horsford, International Cat Care Consultant

15.15 Tea
 15.45

The importance of meaningful community engagement
Jane Clements, Cats Protection

16.15

Case study: Cats in Bermuda
Vicky Halls & Ian McFarlaine, International Cat Care & Bermuda SPCA

16.45

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Location

 
Crowne Plaza
Bridge Foot
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6YR

Tel: +44 (0)1789 279988
Website

The conference is taking place in the glorious location of Stratford-upon-Avon in the West Midlands. The venue is the Crowne Plaza hotel located in the heart of the town, which offers excellent event space, catering and on site car parking. 

For anyone wishing to book accommodation, they should book directly with the hotel.