BDVA Online Meeting – Clinical Pathology in Deer – 21st February 2024

21st February 2024 (6.45 to 8.15 pm) – Online Meeting – Clinical Pathology in Deer

The BDVA are holding an online (Zoom) evening CPD event to discuss topics related to clinical pathology in all types of deer.

The meeting is aimed at veterinary surgeons in general practice who want to know more about clinical pathology.

We are grateful to James Barnett (Farm Animal Veterinary Advisor for Axiom Laboratories) who will introduce the topic with a presentation on testing deer for a variety of conditions. This will be followed by a Q&A / discussion session, with contributions from members of the BDVA committee.

BDVA members can register for free; non-members will need to pay £10.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please book your place HERE


James qualified from Bristol in 1988.   After a spell in mixed practice and then nine years working in zoos and aquaria, James moved into laboratory work and, in 2005, started at what was then the VLA’s regional laboratory at Starcross, moving to the regional laboratory at Polwhele, Truro, in 2007.  In 2013, with the imminent closure of the Truro lab, he joined Axiom Veterinary Laboratories and helped set up a farm animal diagnostics service, which is now used by over 300 farm and mixed practices in the UK. 

Although his long-standing primary interest outside of domestic livestock has been marine mammals, he has been involved, on and off, with deer for several years.  He worked for three years in the last century (!) with the extensive hoof stock collection and other species at Whipsnade as a veterinary house surgeon and, during his time at the (AH)VLA, worked with Aiden Foster on the Miscellaneous and Exotic Farmed Species Group. 

Axiom also now takes in some deer work from the veterinary practices it serves and it is this diagnostic case load that he has been asked to share as an introduction to the Clinical Pathology CPD meeting. He hastily points out that he is by no means a deer expert and is looking forward to learning from those who are!