Dates announced for the FEI General Veterinarian Course

  • 25 April 2016, 17:54


Horse Sport Ireland, in conjunction with StableLab and the FEI, are pleased to announce the upcoming dates for the FEI General Veterinarian Course. The course will be held on 1st & 2nd June at the 4* Trim Castle Hotel in the picturesque town of Trim in Co. Meath.


This course is open to all FEI Official Veterinarians and Permitted Treating Veterinarians. This is the first time in 5 years that Ireland will host this prestigious course. It is mandatory that such a course is completed every 4 years by existing or aspiring Official Veterinarians.

From 1st January 2016, veterinarians who have not done so will have their names removed from the FEI list.

This year we are delighted to welcome StableLab, the new and innovative Irish Equine diagnostic company, as course sponsors.

Course participants will also attend the trot- up at the highly acclaimed CCI 3* event at Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair which takes place from June 1st – 5th. Last year’s event not only grew in stature but also grew in substance resulting in it being crowned “Best Event” and winning “Overall Tourism Award” at the recent Meath Tourism Awards.

We are also pleased to announce that the Veterinary Council of Ireland will award delegates to this course 15.5 CVE points on completion. The course director is Dr Gerit Matthesen and other presenters will include Dr Colin Roberts and Dr Des Leadon.

Speaking about the upcoming course, Dermot Forde, FEI National Head Veterinarian for Ireland, said:

“We are delighted to host this FEI veterinary course. The previous one held in Ireland in 2011 proved very successful. There have been many important changes to the FEI Veterinary Regulations and to the Equine Anti- Doping and Controlled Medication Programme since then and it is vital that our Official Veterinarians are up to speed on all of these changes.”


Further information and registration details are available from Nadia Rea in Horse Sport Ireland on 045 854 548 or


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