60th anniversary events

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the BSAVA. To help us celebrate this milestone, a wide variety of regional events are planned throughout the year.   
Find out more about our 60 year history 


East Anglia

The East Anglia Committee warmly invites the whole practice team to an event to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the BSAVA at The Ellesmere Centre, Stetchworth, Newmarket.  There will be the option of 2 picturesque dog walks involving the local landmark Devils Dyke, a 6km marked route for those wanting to stretch their legs and a shorter 2km loop for those with younger family members, shorter legged (or nosed!) pooches.  There will also be a flying display and the chance to meet several birds of prey from the Lavenham falconry company who will be on hand with their specialists. There will be other activities to keep the whole family and those without dogs entertained on the day.  

Event name: Dog Walk, Raptor Display and BBQ

Venue: The Ellesmere Centre, Stetchworth, Newmarket
Date: Saturday 1st July 
Price: FREE

Book your place 



South West

Fancy a day at the beach? We are offering BSAVA members in South West region the chance to learn to surf at Putsborough Beach (pictured right) in Croyde this August.   Come along to enjoy a day of surfing and beach games from The Barefoot Surf School. The price includes all activities, surf lessons and food.

Event name: Birthday Surfday 
Venue: Putsborough Beach, Croyde, North Devon
Date: Saturday 12th August 12.30pm - 5pm 
Price: £10 per person and children under 10 can attend for FREE




The Scottish region will be celebrating the anniversary during a drinks reception before the Gala Dinner at Scottish Congress on Saturday 2nd September. If you are attending, come along and join us! Members, non-members, sponsors and exhibitors are all welcome.  You can book your place once registration is open in the Spring.



North West

The North West region are hosting their anniversary event at a brewery in October.

Event name: Bottoms in the Brewery
Venue: Robinsons Brewery, Stockport, Cheshire
Date: Tuesday 24th October
Price: FREE for BSAVA members and £25 for non-members

Book your place



Join us for a party to celebrate BSAVA’s 60th Anniversary! A hot buffet dinner will be provided and there will be quiz games and activities throughout the evening. We’ll even raise a sparkling toast to 60 great years! A wonderful opportunity to meet fellow veterinary professionals in the region in a social setting. 

Event name: 60th anniversary pub quiz
Venue: Potters Heron Hotel, Ampfield, Romsey
Date: Wednesday 29th November 
Price: FREE for BSAVA members and £40 per person for non-members.

Book your place 


Please keep an eye on this webpage for further details of events taking place in the East and West Midlands, South East and Northern Ireland regions. 


Past events

North East

North East region held a ceilidh on Saturday 14th January in Harrogate.  2016 - 17 BSAVA President Susan Dawson was on hand to lead celebrations and cut a spectacular 60th anniversary cake. Thank you to all our sponsors for their support. 











The Welsh region held a 'Bark in the Park' dog walk in Cardiff for members, volunteers and their families on 7th May.  Over 70 people attended with their canine companions and enjoyed glorious sunshine! 






On 19th May, Metropolitan region held a 'Cocktails, cadavers and canapes' at the Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons   


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