AHDA is delighted to welcome you back to the AHDA Conference and Exhibition. Two days of meeting, greeting, and saying hello again after
the enforced cancelation of the event last year through Corona Virus.

There will again be a packed exhibition hall with 50 Exhibitor stands, with some of the leading animal health companies as well as the VMD,

Delegate Workshops back again this year

Day One will start with a keynote speaker, who we are delighted to announce is Abi Seager, the newly appointed CEO of the VMD.  All delegates will then be able to attend a range of workshops (all earning CPD points) which will include relevant thought provoking topics.

On Day Two, we focus on a wide range of topics relevant to today’s world in animal health and welfare. For the 2022 event, these sessions will be split into “Farm Animal” and “Companion Animal & Equine”. Delegates can of course move between the two topics.

We expect there will be around 50 points available to SQP’s over the course of the two days. Programme subject to change.


10.00 – 10.30 Conference and Exhibition opens
Tea and Coffee available – Sponsored by Norbrook

Session One:

10.30 – 11.00 Abi Seager – CEO Veterinary Medicine Directorate    3 CPD points

11.00 – 12.30 Choice of two workshops – each delegate can select a workshop subject to availability space.    12 CPD points for each workshop

Over the last six months AHDA has been focussed on a project of work that has been initially looking at anthelmintic resistance and now more broadly at enhancing responsible prescribing. To take this work forwards AHDA has partnered up with three veterinary medicine manufacturers and SCOPS to help in delivering the workshops that will be interactive with all conference delegates.

Option one Courageous Conversations – What are the challenges and how different techniques can be used to engage with customers and not just make a sale. An AHDA workshop run and organised in conjunction with Zoetis

Option two Proper prescribing – A detailed look at the prescribing process, from start to finish. An AHDA workshop run and organised in conjunction with SCOPS

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch & Exhibition Networking
Tea and Coffee available – Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Two:

14.00 – 15.30 Choice of two workshops which each delegate can select from subject to space.  12 CPD points for each workshop

Option three Faecal egg Counting – An important component of responsible prescribing. An AHDA workshop run and organised in conjunction with Boehringer Ingelheim

Option four Animal medicine planning – Proper preparation gives benefits to farmers and prescribers. An AHDA workshop run and organised in conjunction with Elanco

16.00 – 17.00 Farmsense Happy Hour Drinks Reception – Free bar* offering Wine & Bottled Beer within the Exhibition area in the Palace Suite (*Upper limit applies) Sponsored by Farmsense

17.30 Exhibition Hall will close for the night and Conference closes for day delegates

18.45 – 19.15 Complimentary AHDA Champagne reception Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception in  Kings Suite for two-day delegates.

19.15 Gala Dinner – Sponsored by Datamars Kings Suite, to include: Four course dinner with complimentary wine. The Chris Hamilton memorial award, AMTRA Awards, Grand Prize Draw in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society and live music. After dinner speaker Andrew Ryan, this quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanour makes him a natural after dinner speaker – Sponsored by Zoetis

Farm Animal Presentations – Kings Suite

Session Three: Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim   12 CPD points
09.00 – 09.30 Rob Howe – LLM Farm Vets – Environmental impacts of veterinary medicines
09.30 – 10.00 Sioned Timothy – Boehringer Ingelheim – Sustainable worming practices
10.00 – 10.30 Dave Bartley – The Moredun – Checking the need to prescribe
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break– Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Four: Sponsored by Elanco    7 CPD points
11.15 – 11.45 Presentation from Matt Colston – Elanco – Sheep wormers overview
11.45 – 12.15 Jonathan Statham – Animal Health and Welfare Board for England – Future pathways
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking

Session Five: Sponsored by Zoetis    10 CPD points
13.15 – 14.00 Ally Anderson – Zoetis – An update on lungworm in Cattle
14.00 – 14.30 Dan Griffiths – Norbrook – Managing milk fever
14.30 – 15.00 Tea and Coffee Break – Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Six: Sponsored by Datamars    6 CPD points
15.00 – 15.30 Kevin Coffey – Datamars – Smart farming
15.30 – 16.00 Georgina Thomas – Trouw Nutrition – Nutritional strategies to support recovery of calf with diarrhoea

Companion and Equine Presentations – Arden Suite

Session Three: Sponsored by Pets at Home    9 CPD points
09.00 – 09.30 Claire Strattord and Allison Pyatt – VMD – Anthelmintic resistance in horse parasites
09.30 – 10.00 Jo Gater-Willats – Nettex – Backyard poultry winter 2021-22 update
10.00 – 10.30 Marie-Louise Bennett – Mars – Companion animal oral health
10.30 – 11.15 Coffee and Tea Break– Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Four: Sponsored by Pets at Home    8 CPD points
11.15 – 11.45 Julia Shrubb – Ashbrook Equine Hospital – Sustainable worming strategies for horses
11.45 – 12.15 Jonathon Doyle – Chanelle – RAMA scenarios: Identifying & prescribing parasiticides
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Exhibition Networking

Session Five: Sponsored by Pets at Home    7 CPD points
13.15 – 13.45 Geoffrey Guyot – Boehringer Ingelheim – Next level parasite protection for dogs
13.45 – 14.05 Presentation from Ceva – Mind over matter, behaviour in dogs and cats
14.05 – 14.30 Kate Hore – NAF – How to read a label, understanding supplement labels
14.30 – 15.00 Tea and Coffee Break– Sponsored by Norbrook

Session Six: Sponsored by Pets at Home    6 CPD points
15.00 – 15.30 Sarah Hormozi – PFMA Correct feeding for dogs and cats
15.30 – 16.00 Karen Froud-Murray – Vital Spark Training Consultants – Motivation Matters

This years conference sees a wealth of knowledge from our key industry speakers, read out conference speakers page to meet the speakers attending the conference.


As before, all Conference booking for delegates will be run online using Eventbrite.

Tickets will be available from Monday 18th October by clicking the button below.


AHDA together with the Hilton Hotel will be complying with the latest government guidelines regarding any Corona Virus restrictions. There is an expectation that if you are attending you will have had your double vaccination and booster where relevant, or take a daily lateral test. Visit www.ahda.co.uk for latest Corona Virus updates.