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Final Plans For VET Festival 2022 Announced

2 months ago

25th April, 2022 13h35

VET Festival

20-21 May, Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey

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. 

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.”

Tickets for VET Festival can be purchased here:

Notes to Editors: 

VET Festival -

VET Festival is a CPD conference for companion animal veterinary professionals.  Conceived by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, Clinical Chair at Fitzpatrick Referrals, it was launched in 2015 with the intention of investing in the future of veterinary education and supporting mental and physical well-being at all levels of the profession in a unique outdoor environment. 

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.

For more information about VET Festival, please visit:

MWI Animal Health - 

To support the veterinary practice of the future, MWI Animal Health has combined its extensive wholesale services, its market-leading practice technology and its buying groups. As a result, the company now provides meaningful, comprehensive, and flexible solutions, working in partnership with veterinary practices to move animal health forwards together.

As a partner, veterinary practices can rely on MWI Animal Health for the safe and secure supply of medicines and other important products, cutting-edge technologies to enhance client communication and patient care, and the right services and expertise to compete in a dynamic industry.

ManyPets -

Meet ManyPets, the new name for Bought By Many. We love pets, which is why we’re on a mission to make the world a better place for pets and their parents.

We’ve helped keep half a million pets healthy and happy since 2017, and there are many reasons thousands of pet parents are joining us every day. Over the past few years, we’ve won awards for our customer service and our product continues to lead the pack. We offer pet insurance policies with a range of pet health benefits that are designed to meet the needs of pets and pet parents.

Love every moment. Love ManyPets.

Medivet -

Medivet is a veterinary led group of more than 350 branches with 27 pioneering 24-hour veterinary hospitals across the UK. Underpinned by its branch partnership ethos, it is forging a national community of passionate vets, delivering exceptional veterinary care.

For further information, please contact Rebecca George at George PR: 


Tel: 07974 161108/01449 737281 

25 April 2022

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