The VET Festival Origins

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The VET Festival is an exciting new education event for veterinary professionals in companion animal practice launched in 2015. The multiple lecture streams take place in a festival village, in a professional and contemporary atmosphere combining an exhibition arena for industry representatives, activities that are relevant and fun.


The VET Festival stands for Veterinary Education Tomorrow – which is what we will embrace and celebrate in this conference of learning and fun. We truly believe that the lecture program is one of the best ever created for vets and vet nurses in clinical practice.

The Festival has been conceived and developed by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, Founder and Clinical Director of Fitzpatrick Referrals. The aim is to provide education which is both cutting-edge and relevant to the day-to-day clinical work of vets, vet nurses and veterinary professionals in companion animal practice. Lectures will be delivered by hand selected world-class opinion-leaders with significant experience in clinical veterinary practice. Innovative lectures in an integrated festival environment will provide real value for money, with tickets priced very affordably for a packed educational program.

This is a very exciting departure in veterinary education, with lectures in a marquee setting in the middle of Surrey, surrounded by a festival village of fun for all. We’ll have various musical and entertainment acts dotted throughout the exhibition field to create an atmosphere of excitement and fun whilst we all learn together and network together, making new friends and fulfilling our CPD requirements. The education programme is assembled to be dynamic and exciting, and above all, every single lecture is genuinely interesting and practically relevant.