Autumn 2019 poster competition

Invitation for entries has now closed - please visit the exhibition stands at our Autumn meeting to see successful entries and to cast your vote.


At our autumn meeting on the 25th October this year, we are welcoming posters describing interesting or unusual case reports or research projects, to allow more people an opportunity to share experiences with colleagues.

SAMSoc will shortlist entries as in previous years. The primary author must be in attendance at the SAMSoc autumn meeting to present the poster.


The winning entries will be selected by delegates on the day by ballot.

Candidates are invited to deliver a three minute poster pitch presentation during the morning session (see programme). The aim is to encourage attendees to visit your poster during the lunchbreak and to grab the interest of your audience in a similar manner as an ‘elevator pitch’.

Delegates will be encouraged to visit the poster displays during the day and to vote by the end of the lunch break.


1st £400
2nd £250
3rd £150


To enter, submit your initial abstract by Friday 13th September to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All entrants will be notified of the Board’s decision no later than Friday 20th September, to allow shortlisted candidates to prepare their posters.


Past winners

Please find below some of the successful case report submissions from our past winners.

Spring 2019

Jess Bacon

Mycobacteriosis in an Indoor Cat Household

Dan Thompson

Successfully treated Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis hepatitis in a cat presenting with neurological abnormalities

Dan is a final year resident at Cambridge and entered the competition as he felt it was an interesting case. The case included a 2 year follow up, and the cat remains fit and well!


Winter 2018

Stephanie Phillips

Gall bladder agenesis and primary vitamin D metabolism disorder in an 8 month old French Bulldog

I'm a 2016 RVC graduate currently at Willows doing the small animal rotating internship. I saw this case in practice and later referred her to Willows. I thought she was a really interesting little dog and the work up was very rewarding from what started as client driven pre-anaesthetic blood testing.

Harry Swales

Hypovitaminosis A, E, and D alongside hypocobalaminaemia in a chronically malnourished British shorthair cat

I decided to submit the case as I thought the multiple nutritional deficiencies were interesting, especially as raw-feeding/boutique diets are increasingly more popular! The cat is doing very well one-and-a-half years after diagnosis and continues to eat a complete commercial diet.

Spring 2018

Myles Mckenna

A case of suspected dog-to-dog transmission of leishmaniasis in the UK

Myles is a resident in small animal internal medicine at the Royal Veterinary College with an interest in infectious diseases.

This case report was subsequently accepted by the Veterinary Record for publication in December 2018 -  Click here to view the article.

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