Keynote Speaker Announced for the VETFest™ Conversation 2019

Keynote Speaker Announced for the VETFest™ Conversation 2019 picture

The organisers of VET Festival 2019 are excited to announce that this year's VETFest™ Conversation will take place with broadcaster and author Fearne Cotton.

The organisers of VET Festival 2019 are excited to announce that the 2019 VETFest™ Conversation will take place with broadcaster and author Fearne Cotton. Following the wonderful and enlightening conversations of previous years with Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand, VET Festival wanted to continue this unique session designed to be relevant and personal to all delegates. 

They say they are delighted that Fearne is taking time out of her busy schedule to make an exclusive appearance on Friday night at VET Festival, to reflect on some of the common experiences and challenges we all face in our day to day lives.

Fearne has been presenting live TV since she was 15 years old, with an incredible track record on radio, as a host and presenter, spending 10 years on Radio 1.  In recent years, Fearne has written eight books including the popular top 10 bestseller ‘Happy’ in which she talks about her own experiences of happiness and advocates raising awareness around the many ways people can build their own resilience and maintain good mental wellbeing.  

The success of Happy led Fearne to create the HAPPY PLACE podcast series where she draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to build resilience and work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day. 

Fearne has recently been appointed as a Princes Trust Goodwill Ambassador where she will be focussing on young peoples’ wellbeing and mental health.  She is also an ambassador for the charity Mind and has spoken about her wish to help stop the subject of depression being such a taboo.  

Fearne will provide a fascinating and practical insight, sharing her experiences on how we might find joy in everyday life despite the challenges, stresses and strains.  Join event founder Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and Fearne as they delve into what promises to be a wholly unique and personal conversation about health and wellbeing. 

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Fearne is joining us for the VETFest™ Conversation this year, continuing on what has become an integral and enlightening fulcrum of the wellness program of our event schedule. It means a great deal to myself and the organisers that all delegates who attend VET Festival have a very special and personally enriching experience - but they also feel part of a wider community of compassion too - within the industry among their peers but in a broader societal sense as well.

“With Fearne, we will explore many themes about health and well-being relevant to all of us. We hope to make you think, laugh and have a great time, and impart some wellness to take home into day to day life as well.” 

The VETFest™ Conversation is open to all delegates at VET Festival and takes place after the clinical programme on Friday 7th June at 6.00pm – 6.45pm. 

Tickets can be purchased here:

Veterinary companies retailing or promoting companion animal products, primary care veterinary practices or referral practices interested in exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities are asked to contact Kara Hiscox at [email protected]

Notes to Editors

Fearne Cotton is not available for comment and there will be no opportunity for photos or video of the discussion or press/journalist coverage.

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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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