Research Bites

Have you recently completed data collection for a research project? Perhaps you have wondered how to develop your skills to be able to speak at a future BVNA Congress? Whether you are in the process of completing a dissertation, have worked with an interesting case in practice, or maybe an unusual scenario led to a change in your practice protocols – we’d like to hear from you!

Held during BVNA Congress, Research Bites provides an opportunity for those who have undertaken research relevant to the veterinary nursing profession to showcase their findings in the form of posters and optional short oral presentations.

The following categories are now open for abstract submissions:

  • Research projects
  • Student veterinary nurses – case reflection
  • Registered veterinary nurses – case reflection

Research Bites is designed to provide a friendly and constructive platform for veterinary nurses and students to discuss and share best nursing practice, while increasing the evidence base available to the profession. Being shortlisted to display your poster at BVNA Congress is also a great addition to your CV!

If you are interested in developing your public speaking skills, the Research Bites event is also a fantastic opportunity for those with little experience of public speaking to gain confidence in a constructive and friendly atmosphere. In addition to your poster display, you can opt to deliver a verbal presentation of your research or case reflection. Prizes will be awarded for Best Poster and Best Presentation during the event.

If you would be interested in presenting your research or case reflection, and receiving a complimentary day ticket to BVNA Congress 2021, we would like to invite you to submit a brief abstract/summary to based on your proposed presentation by Friday 2nd July 2021. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and, if shortlisted, you will be invited to present your poster/presentation at BVNA Congress on Sunday 3rd October 2021.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact BVNA’s Education Manager, Charlotte Bullard, at

Good luck – and we look forward to reading your submissions! Candidates can also find further information here.

Remi Onabolu – Best Presentation Winner, Research Bites 2020;

“I never thought that I would be the type of person to write a research project, let alone have the opportunity to present it at the BVNA congress in 2020. I completed my research as part of my BSc programme at the Royal Veterinary College and was notified that we can send an abstract of our work to the BVNA. I had a lot of support from the BVNA team as they read over my work and directed me on what to improve.

As congress was adapted to being online, I got to pre-record my presentation and submit a poster illustrating my work. Having the opportunity for other professionals to listen to my findings was amazing and it has definitely inspired me to want to present more when I get the chance. I 100% recommend more nurses to get involved if they are thinking about it. You will be given plenty of support!”

BVNA Research Bites – Terms and Conditions.
Guidelines for writing an abstract – Case reflections.
Guidelines for writing an abstract – Research projects.
Guidelines for producing a scientific poster – Case reflections.
Guidelines for producing a scientific poster – Research projects.