VET Festival 2017 inspires as it celebrates a record year

VET Festival, in partnership with Centaur Services, returned for its third year in June delivering ‘Veterinary Education for Tomorrow’ to a record number of over 1400 delegates. The two-day outdoor conference held at Loseley Park, Guildford, truly lived up to its name as it provided unparalleled inspiration and education of the highest possible standard.

Held in a fun, festival environment, VET Festival featured 36 international speakers that delivered the most relevant CPD applicable to small animal practice today, supported by 39 leading exhibitors. The 2017 conference theme of ‘Wellness’ was truly at the heart of the festival. Delegates enjoyed a collegiate, relaxed and vibrant atmosphere with a Wellness Hub, festival games and healthy food to enjoy between lectures.

Founder of The VET Festival, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick personally selected all 36 speakers for their enthusiasm and dedication to veterinary education. The programme featured Orthopaedics, Neurology, Oncology & Soft Tissue, Nursing, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Cardiology, Reproduction, Exotics & Behaviour, Feline Medicine & Surgery, Rehabilitation and Wellness & Team Building streams.

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick said:

“VET Festival has always been so much more than just another CPD event. These two days are all about providing food for the heart, mind and soul of the veterinary professional in a beautiful grassy field with a genuine sense of community.

The atmosphere in Loseley Park this year was buzzing – full of enthusiasm, inspiration, relaxation and fun, all at the same time as delivering world-class knowledge from global leaders with a wealth of experience which can’t be learned from books. I really hope that we have set a new standard for the delivery of education and inspiration, and one thing I know for sure – we had a fabulous time in the process. I can’t wait to do it all again next year!”

Centaur Services were the Headline Partner of VET Festival 2017 who supported the conference theme of Wellness, and sponsored the Wellness and Team Building stream.

Once the lectures ended on Friday, the music began for delegates to unwind with friends and colleagues at the VETFest™ Party Night. Acts included Radio 2 DJ James Carpenter, VET Festival regulars Hunter & The Bear as well as busking legend Kevin. Delegates spent the evening reconnecting with old friends and making new ones in a real festival atmosphere after a busy day of CPD.

Delegate feedback:

“Thank you VET Festival for providing balance, relaxation and education.” “Great weekend and so well organised! Definitely be back next year.”

“It was an amazing programme, great set up and you couldn’t ask for a better atmosphere… Looking forward to next year already.”

“Amazing two days of education, networking and fun in the sun.”




To register your interest in attending VET Festival 2018, please contact Caroline on [email protected]