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EduVet Veterinary Training Center

In EduVet Veterinary Training Center a number of veterinary activities are brought together, a training center for veterinarians combined with veterinary health care services for  pets of owners with limited budget and second opinions, all together under one roof!


EduVet provides multidisciplinary training for veterinary and non-veterinary professionals in animal health care, evidence and empirical based, regular and complementary based, with the focus on the reality of daily practice. In addition, EduVet strives for professional, didactic and communicatively effective knowledge-sharing with pet owners, so that they can co-decide with sufficient knowledge to be able to give well- considered permission for the diagnosis treatment combination of the vet in health issues with their pets.

Previously EduPet Education organized courses, symposiums and conferences for all animal related target groups. We now have divided it into EduPet Education (education aimed at pet owners) and EduVet (education for professionals and non-professionals in the animal healthcare sector).

Atjo Westerhuis – Veterinary Director
Pauline Westerhuis – Office


Accustraat 1
3903 LX Veenendaal
the Netherlands


EduVet Veterinary Training Center
Partner of EduPet Education, Prins Petfoods and Lifestyle for pets.
Accustraat 3-5
3903 LX Veenendaal
the Netherlands
T: +31 (0) 318 531 246
E: info@eduvet.nl

This symposium is organized in cooperation with the Vierbeiner Reha Zentrum
Dr.-Marc-Straße 4, 34537 Bad Windungen – Hessen | Germany
T: +49 (0)56 21 80 28 80

Your hostesses are Pauline Westerhuis, Eveline Meijer and Stefanie Pontolaeng.

Target audience

This symposium is intended for advanced participants and experts. It includes conventional multidisciplinary animal health care such as veterinary medicine, physiotherapy, etc .; there is also a stage for relevant information from neural therapy, acupuncture, phytotherapy and manual therapies.
So the target group consists of all professionals within sectors of the different animal health disciplines interested in this topic. In addition, the dog owners who work or do sports above average with their dogs are also welcome.


The symposium is English

Main sponsors

Prins Petfoods
De NatuurApotheek
Edupet Education
Lifestyle for pets.


The Symposium will receive accreditation from relevant national and international institutions.
IVCA Appoved: General CE 15 hours, plus ” Meeting the experts” = CE 16 hours


Click here for the register form.

Click here for the program in pdf.

Symposium rates

Until May 1. 2018: € 495, — excl. VAT.
After May 1. 2018: € 545, — excl. VAT.

Symposium rates includes: two lunches, coffee/thee/water, snack, joint Dinner on Friday evening and one book ‘Movement & Health for Dogs’.

Stay & Travel

Hotel Veenendaal – van der Valk
Bastion 73
3905 NJ Veenendaal
the Netherlands
T: +31 (0) 318 799  060
W: www.hotelveenendaal.com


Take home

Abstracts of the presentations will be available for participants. During the symposium, a new book with the same theme as that of the symposium will be presented to the public for the first time. The book will be available in English, German and Dutch and is free for participants.

At a glance:
Sponsor and/or exhibit the symposium?

As a sponsor of the symposium, you will have a platform to not only reach your target audience directly by booth exhibitions, but also indirectly through our websites and social media platforms.

To provide additional information on work, sports and recreation to our participants, we want to give businesses and educational institutions the opportunity to present themselves during the conference at the Exhibition. The exhibition space is on the same floor as the conference rooms; Even during breaks, participants will stay on the floor of the conference and the exhibition.

Click here to download the information about sponsorship and the exhibition
Click here to download the registration form for sponsoring and exhibition
Click here to download  terms & conditions for sponsoring and exhibition

Send in your filled in registration form to info@eduvet.nl






Meet our most valued speakers

Han van der Kolk

Euregio Laboratory Services, Maastricht, the Netherlands/ISME, Bern, Switzerland

    John Lowe

    Consultant nutritionist

      Richard van Dokkum

      Medical biologist

      As a medical biologist Richard’s veterinary focus is the musculoskeletal system of horses. He obtained his doctorate at Era

        Stefan Donker

        Lecturing about sleddogs

          Veerle Dejonckheere

          United Kingdom | Belgium

          Integrated Veterinary Care Bristol

            Markus Kasper


            Anicura Tierkliniek Aspern, Vienna


              Click here for the program in pdf

              Although veterinary advice is frequently sought on pain and mobility issues, many veterinary surgeons lack a comprehensive understanding regarding the nature and management of musculoskeletal pain. Consequently, they can provide little illumination as to why their patient remains in pain and/or equally lame despite a comprehensive array of pharmacological interventions. The lecture will consider the composite nature of lameness and how it is essential that the clinician learns to identify lameness in all its component parts. In this way a structured pain management regime can be developed which targets all said parts. The persistence of lameness is often viewed erroneously as a lack of positive response to pain medication rather than a failure on the clinician’s part to differentiate between pain and nociception and subsequently to address all the issues that contribute to the patient’s pain and lameness. The lecture will aim to improve the delegate’s ability to identify pain and lameness issues as well as offering some novel ideas for treatment.

              Lowri Davies

              Especially for the prophylaxis as well as in the rehabilitation of orthopedic as well as neurological problems the preservation of neural functions is of elementary importance. It is important to have the patient's body "remembered". To practice non-targeted, nonphysiological movements or patterns with the animal is counterproductive and endangers rehabilitation. Therefore, with the advice to the pet owner, he should do with his animal gymnastics, to be handled carefully. Without appropriate professional guidance (taking into account the intellectual comprehension of the patient and his fine motor skills!), It is sometimes better - provocatively said - better not to let the owner lend a hand. On the other hand, the so important posttraumatic, pre- or postoperative period under expert guidance can be significantly used for the restoration or stabilization of the patient - not least also as a possibility of optimizing a surgical intervention. By way of example, some of the methods of active, active-assistive and passive physiotherapy that are practiced in the four-legged rehabilitation center (parcour training, neurophysiological-based techniques, etc.) are cited.

              Andreas Zohmann

              Phenomena related to the use of local anesthetics (LA) in 1926 and subsequently in the forties of the 20th century by the physicians brothers Ferdinand and Walter Huneke allowed the Nth to grow as an independent method. Synonyms such as impletol, procaine, segment therapy or therapeutic anesthesia to the terms also used today such as therapeutic local anesthesia or trigger point infiltration show that there were and are different points of view of this method. The main difference to the acupuncture or the "domain" of neural therapy in the narrower sense is the detection and treatment of interfering fields (herds, foci, irritation centers, etc.). Furthermore, there is the possibility of effective access to lower vegetative centers through direct local anesthetic access act. In the context of neural therapy LA are used by the ester type (procaine) or the amide type (lidocaine, mepivacaine) in 1% solution without vasoconstrictor. Although the LA effect would only last for the duration of the drug's effectiveness, it will last much longer if the right spots are reached.

              Markus Kasper & Andreas Zohmann

              In order to carry out effective rehabilitation, the practitioner must understand the inflammatory process and its role in tissue healing. They must also understand how to manipulate this process to speed up the rate of repair and effect a better quality of repair. The lecture will aim to familiarise the individual with various techniques and modalities that can form part of an individually designed rehabilitation programme and it will also consider why prescriptive rehabilitation is rarely successful

              Lowri Davies

              To be followed

              Lowri Davies

              To be followed

              John Pijnappel, veterinary surgeon, The Netherlands

              To be followed

              Veerle Dejonckheere

              The lecture will review the nutrient requirements of working and sporting dogs. How the nature, duration and frequency of their exercise event influences diet design and feeding strategy. The role of nutraceutical and ergogenic aids in the diets for working and sporting dogs will also be considered in the context of likely benefits and the science, if any, available to support their use.

              John Lowe, Tuttons Hill Nutrition, United Kingdom

              To be followed

              Han van der Kolk, Euregio, The Netherlands

              To be followed

              Ellen Martens

              To be followed

              Lowri Davies

              To be followed

              Stefan Donkers

              Symposium rate

              December 7-8, 2018
              • VAT excluded
              • Unlimited coffee/tea
              • Lunches
              • Diner Friday December 7
              • Book on Movement & Health for Dogs
              One day attendance
              • VAT excluded
              • Unlimited coffee/tea
              • Lunches
              • Book on Movement & Health for Dogs

              Main sponsors

              General sponsors


              Sponsor packages –  Exhibition

              As a sponsor of the symposium, you will have a platform to not only reach your target audience directly by booth exhibitions, but also indirectly through our websites and social media platforms.

              Click here to download the information about sponsorship and the exhibition
              Click here to download the registration form for sponsoring and exhibition
              Click here to download  terms & conditions for sponsoring and exhibition

              Send in your filled in registration form to info@edupet.nl

              Location symposium

              • Accustraat 1,3903 LX Veenendaal-the Netherlands
              • info@edupet.nl
              • +31(0)318 524 245