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 



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

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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.

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West Midlands

To celebrate the BSAVA’s 60th Anniversary, West Midlands Region are hosting a Cocktail Masterclass at West Midlands Safari Park. The venue, Cellarz, is a unique cocktail bar set in vaulted brick cellars underneath Spring Grove House, a Georgian Manor House in the grounds of the Safari Park. Attendees will have a fun-filled evening learning the fine art of cocktail making (and tasting!). Non-alcoholic options will be available. 

Event name: Diamond Cocktail Masterclass
Venue: West Midlands Safari Park
Date: Saturday 3rd March 2018

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Please keep an eye on this webpage for further details of events taking place in the East 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   





East Anglia

On 1st July, the East Anglia region hosted a day full of activities, including a dog walk, raptor display, zorbing and BBQ.


South West

The weather was spot on for the surf event at Putsborough Beach on 12th August! If you were there you can tag yourself in our facebook album 

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