Vet Ed 2017 Liverpool

Conference Registration NOW OPEN


Conference registration for Vet Ed 2017 is NOW OPEN

Early bird registration closes 22nd April 2017
Late bird registration closes 21st May 2017

Options available are:

Pre-conference Workshops - Wednesday 5th July 2017
  • Conference attendance (including lunch and refreshments) - £30.00
  • Beatles Magical Mystery Tour - £15.00

Main Conference - Thursday 6th July to Friday 7th July 2017
  • 2-day conference attendance (including lunch and refreshments) - £120.00
  • STUDENT DISCOUNT 2-day conference attendance (including lunch and refreshments) - £50
  • Conference dinner at the Liverpool Maritime Museum (including transport) - £50.00

Accommodation at £52.50 / night is available for the following dates:
  • Tuesday 4th July 2017
  • Wednesday 5th July 2017
  • Thursday 6th July 2017
  • Friday 7th July 2017

In order to secure your place at Vet Ed 2017 please click on the link below:


We are really looking forward to welcoming you to Liverpool.

Pre-conference Workshop - Experiential Learning


The theme for the pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 5th July 2017 is "Experiential Learning".

If you're coming to VetEd, why not add the pre-conference day to your package and make a real event of it?

Abstracts selected for the pre-conference day will be on the theme of Experiential Learning, so you can expect workshops on topics like peer learning, work experience placements, clinical application and similar.

The pre-conference day offers plenty of opportunity to network ahead of the main conference, and in the evening you have the chance to experience a real Liverpudlian treat - a Beatles Themed Magical Mystery Bus Tour!

Keynote Speaker - Sandy Trees

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Professor the Lord Sandy Trees

Professor the Lord Trees graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 1969 from Edinburgh University. Following a year in mixed general practice, he completed a PhD on bovine babesiosis, and then worked in the pharmaceutical industry.

In 1980 Lord Trees was appointed Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Liverpool, was appointed Professor of Veterinary Parasitology in 1994 and went on to become Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science from 2001-2008. His research has been funded by over £15m of external grants and produced over 170 scientific papers. He retired from the University of Liverpool in 2011.

He was a council member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) from 2000-2015 and president of the RCVS in 2009-2010. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Moredun Research Institute and Veterinary Editor in Chief of the Veterinary Record and In Practice.

In 2012 Lord Trees was appointed to the Crossbenches through the Appointments Commission and is only the second veterinary surgeon to be appointed to the House of Lords.

Keynote Speaker - Pat Bailey

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Professor Pat Bailey
Deputy Vice-Chancellor at London South Bank University

Pat Bailey has been the Deputy Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University since September 2014. Prior to this, he has held academic posts at the Universities of York, Heriot-Watt, Manchester and Keele.

He has wide experience of supporting and leading educational activities, as well as having a strong research record (over 100 papers). His teaching has been recognised by a number of awards, including his appointment as a National Teaching Fellow in 2005, and he is a member of the TEF Panel.

His research expertise is in medicinal chemistry (>100 papers), especially the synthesis of biologically active heterocycles and the development of drug delivery systems, for which he has attracted significant funding (ca £4M).

He is a passionate supporter of widening access and participation in HE, and his outreach activities and commitment to sharing science with the wider community led to him receiving the BSA Lord Kelvin Award in 1999. He has a strong commitment to the principles of ‘sustainability’ and ‘social justice’, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Keynote Speaker - Louise O'Dwyer


Louise O’Dwyer
MBA BSc(Hons) VTS(Anaesthesia/Analgesia & ECC) DipAVN(Medical & Surgical) RVN

Louise gained her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) in 2004 followed by her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) in 2007 and Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency and Critical Care) in 2011 and Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anaesthesia) in 2014.

Louise has contributed to over 45 books, journal articles and book chapters, and lectures worldwide on all aspects of anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, surgery and infection control, within the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and USA.

Louise worked spent 15 years working at PetMedics in Manchester firstly as Head Nurse and then Clinical Director and in October 2015 Louise moved to Vets Now to take up the position of Clinical Support Manager. Louise’s interests include all aspects of emergency care but particularly trauma patients, as well as anaesthesia, surgical nursing, infection control and wound management.

Louise was delighted to be the recipient of the prestigious Bruce Vivash Jones Veterinary Nurse Award 2016, which is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal veterinary nursing as well as in July 2016 being awarded the Golden Jubilee Award by the RCVS for exceptional contribution to veterinary nursing.