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Queen Elizabeth II

Dear Friends and colleagues,

Following the sad news yesterday of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom is entering a period of national mourning. Though minimal official details have yet been released this period will extend through next weeks conference.

Naturally we appreciate there will be some concerns over what, if any, effect there may be. Early indications are that for the most part things will proceed as planned, although one or more of the Friday tours may be affected and there is the possibility of travel disruption. We will contact those who may be affected by tour alterations in due course, and we recommend that you check with your travel providers if you have concerns. If any more significant alterations are required, we will communicate these as soon as we are able as more details are released.

As an organisation we recognise the enormous significance of this period, both to the United Kingdom and to the wider world, and we pay our highest respects to the Queen and extend our sympathies to the Royal Family. Her Majesty has been a calm and steady presence during the extensive social and cultural changes that have progressed during her reign as well as making significant contributions to animal welfare including acting as a patron to may animal charities and to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. We would like to mark the occasion and would welcome any thoughts as to how best to do this during the conference.

With very best wishes

Alison, Tobias and Chris 

Alison Major Tobias Schwarz Chris Warren-Smith
ECVDI Conference Director    EVDI 2022 LOC Chair    ECVDI President