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CPD Is A Family Affair At VET Festival 2019: 7-8 June, Loseley Park, Surrey

1 year ago

27th January, 2019 14h12

VET Festival

A unique ‘Family Hub’ tent in which delegates can watch key lectures via a livestream while their children play is a new feature at this year’s VET Festival.  It is a response to delegate feedback and aims to ensure that parent-delegates can participate fully in the cutting-edge learning on offer while still remaining with their children. A variety of activities including dressing up, arts and crafts and reading will be provided for children, together with a soft play area for small children and an area for nursing mothers. The Family Hub is generously supported by MWI Animal Health.

VET Festival 2019, now in its fifth year, aims to combine inspiring, world-class CPD for the whole practice team with an outdoor ‘festival’ atmosphere. The comprehensive clinical programme features globally recognised speakers who will share the latest insights and thinking in their areas of specialism.  Dedicated streams on nursing and on practice development and veterinary wellness complete the programme.

Commenting, Nicole Cooper, event director, said: “Many younger professionals are also the parents of small children and their primary reason for attending a CPD event is to learn. It can be difficult for them to concentrate on lectures if they are also looking after their children or are concerned that they are disturbing others so, in the Family Hub, they can watch key lectures live and listen to all of them using headphones while their children are kept busy close by with a wide range of activities.”

 She added: “The Family Hub will be welcoming, relaxed and comfortably furnished and will be a great addition to this year’s VET Festival.  We’re really excited to be introducing it and are sure it will prove very popular with the many young families that attend.”

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Notes to Editors

For more information about VET Festival, please visit:


VET Festival -

VET Festival is a CPD conference for companion animal veterinary professionals and is in its fourth year in 2019. Conceived by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick (Managing Director of Fitzpatrick Referrals), it was launched in 2015 at the University of Surrey before relocating to Loseley Park in 2016. VET Festival has presented many world-class speakers from across the world to make it the most engaging, clinically relevant and innovative CPD conference in the UK. Multiple lecture streams take place in a professional and contemporary atmosphere, which is combined with an exhibition arena for industry representatives.

MWI Animal Health -

MWI Animal Health represents the combined the expertise of Centaur Services, St Francis Group and Vetswest buying groups and Vet Space practice management technology and provides flexible, comprehensive solutions for veterinary practices. MWI Animal Health cares for veterinary businesses, allowing veterinary practices to concentrate on caring for our animals.

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27 January 2019

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