VET Festival continues to revolutionise CPD paradigm with 2018 nursing programme

VET Festival continues to revolutionise CPD paradigm with 2018 nursing programme picture

Dedicated Nursing stream covers both days of the conference

VET Festival, in partnership with Centaur Services, has announced its 2018 conference programme comprising over 120 lectures, brand new subject areas and featuring over 30 internationally renowned speakers.

The dedicated Nursing stream at VET Festival 2018 covers both days of the conference and assures an extensive scope of subject areas as well as exclusive access to pioneering opinion leaders who are not usually found on the speaker circuit.

Additionally, based on exceptional feedback from 2017 delegates, the Nursing trail encourages delegates to choose and create their own desired CPD agenda across the full conference programme including the brand new subject areas for 2018: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging and Nutrition.

Highlights of the VET Festival 2018 Nursing stream include:

Professor Carrie Palm, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine & Epidemiology at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, California, USA

Dr Padraig Egan, Surgical Resident (ECVS) at Fitzpatrick Referrals, UK

Enzo Minghella, Anaesthetist at Fitzpatrick Referrals, UK

Professor Mike Conzemius, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Clinical Investigation Center at University of Minnesota, USA

Professor Lisa Freeman, Professor of Clinical Nutrition at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Massachusetts, USA

Professor Virginia Luis Fuentes, Professor of Veterinary Cardiology at RVC, UK

Professor Brendan Corcoran, Personal Chair in Veterinary Cardiopulmonary Medicine at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, UK

Founder of VET Festival, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick commented: “Without a question of a doubt, surgeons could not do their jobs without the passion and skill of their veterinary nurses. I don’t want lectures with nursing in mind to be an afterthought or to be mutually exclusive. From inception of VET Festival, we have specifically designed an integrated conference programme that allows all delegates to easily explore other streams and select their own lecture path across the festival.

I want every single veterinary nurse to leave the field feeling empowered, valued and inspired to achieve his or her personal aspirations. We aim to revolutionise the current expected conference formula that not only provides exceptional CPD, but reignites a sense of joy and purpose in your vocation.”

The full conference programme is available on the VET Festival website: All tickets booked by 31st January 2018 include an Early Bird 20% discount rate. From 1st February 2018 onwards, all tickets for nurses are still offered at a discounted rate compared to standard tickets. For more information, please visit:

Veterinary companies retailing or promoting companion animal products, primary care veterinary practices or referral practices have the opportunity to exhibit at VET Festival 2018. For further information on exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kara on [email protected]





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VET Festival

VET Festival is a CPD conference for companion animal veterinary professionals and is in its fourth year. Conceived by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick (Managing Director of Fitzpatrick Referrals), VET Festival launched in 2015 at the University of Surrey before it relocated 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.


Centaur Services

Centaur Services was founded in 1964 by a group of veterinary surgeons that wanted to increase their buying power and improve the range of products available to them. Fast forward more than five decades and Centaur Services has grown to be one of the UK’s leading veterinary wholesalers, supplying over 22,000 veterinary medicines and ancillary products to over 1,200 veterinary practices throughout the UK. Centaur Services’ company mission is clear: to be the best resource to the animal health profession by delivering superior value, efficiency and innovation.




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