VET Festival will return for biggest CPD line-up yet

VET Festival will return in 2017 for biggest CPD line-up yet

Following a bumper event in 2016, VET Festival promises to be even bigger in 2017 to truly bring Veterinary Education for Tomorrow with two brand new streams and an unrivalled line-up of speakers to make it the most exciting VET Festival yet. On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June 2017, VET Festival will return to Loseley Park, Surrey to deliver world-class dynamic CPD to veterinary professionals working in small animal practice.

New for 2017, VET Festival will be introducing an Internal Medicine stream which will cover the themes of Emergency & Critical Care, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Reproduction, Respiratory and Small Furries. VET Festival are delighted to also now set a dedicated stream to Rehabilitation, which will join Orthopaedics, Neurology, Oncology and Soft Tissue, Nursing and Management and Motivation. Delegates are free to join any lecture at any stream and attendance to VET Festival will contribute towards their CPD.

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Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, who conceived VET Festival, said “The aim of the VET Festival is very simple – to provide the best veterinary education in the world so as to ensure the best standard of care for our animal friends, delivered in the most exciting environment on Planet Earth where all of the finances return to helping the animals. I believe that people who love companion animals will be aware of our need to receive the very highest level CPD and that both delegates and exhibitors deserve real value for money. I’m determined that the festival is firmly focussed on the greater good of the welfare of animals entrusted to our care – and on maintaining the fire in our bellies that we first had when we signed up for this vocation. My dream is to create a Glastonbury for Veterinary Medicine in my lifetime and that VET Festival will be the most interesting, innovative, exciting, dynamic, informative, career-enhancing and personally fulfilling veterinary CPD in the world.

I have absolutely zero doubt that within five years VET Festival will be a key event in the veterinary education calendar for one simple reason, and that is we reinject the happiness into the reason why we started this journey in the first place. We want delegates to feel love for their profession and respect for everything that they do. Most importantly I want people to feel fulfilled because every single day that they go to work as a veterinary professional, they don’t really do it just for monetary gain. They do it because they want to make a difference. When the delegates leave VET Festival, I want them to know that they have made that difference.”

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Brian Topper, Managing Director of Centaur Services, one of the official partners of VET Festival 2016, said “I think VET Festival is awesome. It’s different than anything we have done in the UK and US veterinary industry. It’s very timely as people are getting tired of the traditional route to education. This is a great opportunity and we are very happy to participate. I have been in the industry for 20 years and I have seen nothing like VET Festival. Wherever VET Festival goes, we will be here!”

Following the success of 2016 which saw a 58% increase of delegates plus a 30% increase in exhibitors, VET Festival is going from strength to strength and continuing to raise the bar for veterinary education. Lectures will be held in a festival format within the beautiful grounds of Loseley Park, endorsing interesting and fun CPD in a convivial atmosphere where veterinary professionals and alike will be able to learn and network.

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During VET Festival 2016 in June, VetFest™ LIVE offered delegates and exhibitors a fantastic evening of entertainment to network and relax after a full day of CPD. Acts included Hunter and the Bear, Lucy Spraggan, Morrissey & Marshall, Romeos Daughter and Black Tower.

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Veterinary companies retailing or promoting companion animal products, primary care veterinary practices or referral practices have the opportunity to exhibit at VET Festival 2017.

For further information on exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Emma on Emma@vetfestival.co.uk