Final Plans for VET Festival 2022 Announced

Animal Health

A feast of inspiration, learning, fun and relaxation is promised at this year’s VET Festival as the final speaker programme and amenities for delegates are announced.

A packed clinical programme will update delegates on the latest thinking across a wide range of veterinary practice. Ophthalmologist Dr Renata Stavinohova; European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (soft tissue) Dr Jon Bray; RVN and BVNA Council Member Jack Pye, and RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine Dr Nicki Reed are just some of the internationally-recognised speakers joining VET Festival this year. The Wellness and Practice Development programme includes Rachel Morris MBE, a British Paralympic sportswoman with gold medals in both cycling and rowing, who will address the important topic of resilience, while Brian Faulkner, co-founder of Colourful CPD, will discuss how to address self-doubt and develop self-confidence.

“Final Plans for VET Festival 2022 Announced.“

The event’s headline partner MWI Animal Health will be helping practices in their quest to become more sustainable, offering advice and guidance – in addition to the opportunity to ‘make your own’ fruit smoothie, using their smoothie bikes. The company is working to electrify its fleet and will be demonstrating its first electric van at VET Festival. It will also be running its ever-popular pub quiz on the Friday evening.

New sponsor ManyPets (formerly Bought By Many Pet Insurance) is supporting a range of activities, including massages, drinks, party make up and a free photo and print to take home, in VET Festival’s unique Relax and Recharge Hub. It is also sponsoring the Nursing Stream. Medivet is supporting the Delegate Food Village. A recent study into veterinary well-being carried out by VET Festival, highlighted the importance of taking time out for lunch and a clearly-defined lunch break to allow for relaxation and social time is a key element of the conference programme. The event caterer, Eventist Group, is taking part in the onefeedstwo initiative, which means that every meal served at VET Festival will fund a school meal for a child in poverty.

VET Festival’s signature Wellness Hub is being run in partnership with MWI Animal Health and featuring VetYogi this year. The VetYogi team will run yoga and meditation sessions throughout the event, tailored specifically for veterinary professionals and suitable for all levels of experience.

Finally, VET Festival will, once again, welcome a wide range of exhibitors from across the veterinary industry in a diverse exhibitor village surrounding the lecture tents. They include charities, such as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, together with pharmaceutical and equipment companies including Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Kong (KVP), Lintbells Veterinary and Woodley Equipment Company Ltd.

All delegates receive free admission to the ever-popular VETFest™ Live Party Night, which is 70’s- themed this year and will doubtless, once again, prove a highlight of the event.

Nicole Cooper, Managing Director, said: “Now that Spring is in the air and with the weeks counting down, VET Festival is nearly upon us. The support we have received from speakers, partners and exhibitors as we have built this year’s event has exceeded our expectations and we thank them all. The response from delegates has also been fantastic.

“We’re looking forward to giving delegates the opportunity to learn from leaders in the veterinary and wellness fields, as well as giving them a chance to relax and let their hair down as they take advantage of the wide range of well-being activities on offer. It’s shaping up to be a brilliant and unforgettable couple of days and we’re so excited to be back.”

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