BTS Lectures & Dinner March 4th 2017
We have an incredible line up of entertaining and factual lectures for this our 15th Annual Lectures and Dinner
Special VIP Guest Lecturer: Dave Clark ZSL
Also Lectures by:
Dr. Benjamin Kennedy BSc. MSc. BVetMed MRCVS: Reference Intervals for Plasma Biochemistry of Haemolymph in Chilean Rose Tarantulas
Summary: Serum biochemistry is a commonly used tool in veterinary practice to assess different body systems for common and exotic species. The speaker has recently completed a study to produce reference intervals for the Grammostola rosea for use in veterinary practice and future research. This talk will summarise the findings for this study, discuss its use in clinical practice and explore recent developments in tarantula veterinary care.
Bio: Benjamin is a qualified veterinary surgeon who graduated last year from the Royal Veterinary College and is currently in small animal practice in Kettering. During the course he was drawn towards the exploration of veterinary care for new exotic species that had been under appreciated in the past, leading to an interest and passion with invertebrate medicine.
He is a member of the British Veterinary Zoological Society, the British Tarantula Society and the Veterinary Invertebrate Society, as well as being a founding member of the British Bee Veterinary Association which started in 2015. He is also a member of the BIAZA Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group.
Benjamin’s ultimate goal is to create an environment where there is expertise and enthusiasm for the veterinary care of invertebrates. He feels in particular that tarantulas are intelligent, sentient beings worthy of the same level of care and respect that is dedicated to other more conventional domestic species.
Guy Tansley and Paul Carpenter: Zimbabwe 2015 “murinus, I presume?”
Synopsis: Paul Carpenter and Guy Tansley have travelled to many of the worlds most amazing places in search of tarantulas.
Bio: Paul Carpenter and Guy Tansley have travelled to many of the worlds most amazing places in search of tarantulas
Richard Gallon: – Taxonomy of African tarantulas – from fieldwork to publication
This years menu is available for you to see on the website and further down on this page. We have always been treated to an amazing hot buffet, and the last few years have been exceptional. The Aztec enjoy having the society at the hotel and this is reflected in the amazing food and service they give us!
Book now don’t leave it to late….
Mark and Kim