Finnish Veterinary Congress

The Finnish Veterinary Association organizes Finnish Veterinary Congress each autumn.
The 2023 Congress runs from Nov 22 to 24. The event takes place in the Helsinki Fair Centre. The lectures will be recorded for the participants to watch later as well.

Program in English

The three-day program includes lectures in the general, business and working life, meat hygiene, food hygiene and environmental health, production animals, small animals, horses and research sessions.

The complete program of the Congress is listed under "Ohjelma", but these are the lectures that will be held in English:

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

10:45-12:15 Associate Buy-Ins and Partnership Considerations
13:45-15:15 Succession Planning Options: Selling to the "right" Buyer
15:45-16:30 The Elusive Skills of Leadership - Tips for Entrepreneurs
Charlotte A. Lacroix, DVM, JD; Veterinary Business Advisors Inc, USA

13:30-15:00 Antimicrobial Resistance and Animal Agriculture: A veterinary epidemiologist's perspective
Yrjö Gröhn, Professor, DVM, PhD, DipECVPH, James Law Professor of Epidemiology; Cornell University, USA

13:45-14:30 What's New in Equine Ophthalmology?
14:30-15:15 What's New in Equine Ophthalmology, part 2
15:45-16:30 Case Rounds
Michala de Linde Henriksen, DVM, PhD, DipACVO; Colorado State University, USA

Thursday Nov 23, 2023

8:30-09:15 How to Do an Ophthalmic Examination on a Horse
09:15-10:00 Equine Ophthalmology - Diagnostic Tests
13:00-13:45 Corneal Diseases
13:45-14:30 Equine Recurrent Uveitis
15:00-15:45 All the Other Diseases in Equine Ophthalmology
Michala de Linde Henriksen
, DVM, PhD, DipACVO; Colorado State University, USA

10:00-11:00 Heat Cycle Management and Contraception in Dogs
13:15-13:45 Canine Parturition
14:45-15:45 Canine Dystocia Management
Sandra Goericke-Pesch
, Professor, DipECAR, PhD, DVM; TiHo Hannover, Germany

10:30-12:00 10 Main Lessons Managing Infectious Diseases in Europe
13:30-14:15 What's New in the Word of Veterinary Medicine
David Llopart Vidal
, Regional Technical Service Manager in Europe & CIS; HIPRA

Friday Nov 24, 2023

8:30-10:00 Cat Reproduction
10:30-11:15 Contraception in Cats
11:45-12:15 Vaginitis and (balano)postithis in Dogs
13:45-14:45 Prostatic Diseases in Dogs, Diagnostics
15:15-16:30 Prostatic Diseases in Dogs, Treatment
Sandra Goericke-Pesch, Professor, DipECAR, PhD, DVM; TiHo Hannover, Germany

9:00-10:30 Ketosis: A sign of a High-producing Dairy Cows or Truly a Disease Indicator?
11:00-12:00 Ketosis: Consequences and Detection Strategies
13:30-14:30 Ketosis: Prevention Strategies
15:00-16:00 Ketosis: Intervention & Treatment Strategies
Miel Hostens, Assistant professor; Utrecht University, The Netherlands

10:30-11:30 Work-up of an Equine Dermatology Case
13:00-13:50 Equine Skin Disorders, Part 1
13:50-14:40 Equine Skin Disorders, Part 2
15:10-16:00 Clinical Dermatology - a Number of Cases
Robin van den Boom, DVM, PhD, DipECEIM Dr; Utrecht University, The Netherlands


In addition to the lectures, there will be an exhibition representing fields of medicine, health care, instruments and pharmacology. The Congress exhibition is the largest for products related to veterinary medicine in Finland.

Further information >>

Please note most of the information is in Finnish; the Terms & Conditions and the Exhibition Map are also available in English. If you need assistance and other information, please contact Ms Tiina Karenius at tiina.karenius[at]

Registration and fees

Registration to the Finnish Veterinary Congress 2023 (in English) >>

Members of the Nordic and Estonian veterinary associations are granted the same fees as members of the Finnish veterinary association, listed under "SELL-jäsen" in the price grid. Anyone else falls into the category "Ei-jäsen".

Fees of the Finnish Veterinary Congress 2023 (in Finnish) >>

In order to find the correct fee for yourself, please
* click the tab showing the date when you register to the Congress
* see the column "SELL-jäsen" or "Ei-jäsen" as explained above
* check when and how you wish to attend, the first block being the onsite lectures and recordings for the three days, the second block being the onsite lectures and recordings for one of the days and the third block being the recordings only for one of the days (please note there is no live streaming and the recordings will only be available after the Congress)
* pay attention to your occupation, "Eläinlääkärit ja eläinlääkäriasemien henkilöstö" being vets and their employees, "Eläinlääkäriopiskelijat (praktiikkaoikeudet)" being vet students with the licence to work as a vet and "Eläinlääkäriopiskelijat ja eläkeläiset (ei praktiikkaoikeuksia)" being vet students and retired vets with no licence to work as a vet


If you need any further information or help with the registration, please contact Fennovet Ltd at elp[at]

Annual Veterinary Congress in Finland 2019