A few weeks ago I was invited to go along to The London Vet Show, 2017. The conference, held at Excel, is a two day event offering access to Europe’s largest veterinary exhibition of over 450 leading suppliers and world class CPD for vets.
The exhibition-led conference, in association with the Royal Veterinary College and the British Veterinary Association, offers delegates a thoughtfully considered clinical stream. However, the conference also covers other topics affecting the profession today in the business and non-clinical CPD also on offer.
After a first day spent picking up clinical tips from the leading thinkers, visionaries and practitioners in small animal veterinary practice I decided to spend the second day exploring some of these ‘extra curricular’ topics offered in some of the other rooms.
One title that jumped out at me was ‘Brexit and the veterinary profession’.
The talk was hosted by Gudrun Ravetz – Senior Vice President of the British Veterinary Association with visiting speaker Lord Gardiner of Kimble – parliamentary under secretary of state for DEFRA.
In his talk, Lord Gardiner highlighted the importance of vets in the role of pet and farm animals but also the international meat trade and public health. 25% of all vets and 90% of public health vets working in the UK are from outside the UK. Lord Gardiner made a very direct statement to those vets thinking of coming to the UK to work that they would be welcomed and encouraged.
The London Vet Show is a brilliant conference – with separate companion, farm and equine clinical streams and seminars covering the most relevant current affairs affecting our profession.
If you are looking to book your CPD for next year – Hurry and use code XMAS17 to secure your ticket to the London Vet Show for only £199+VAT.