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 



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 are holding a dog walk in Cardiff for members, volunteers and their families with refreshments included.

Event name: Bark in the Park
Venue: Bute Park, Cardiff

Date: Sunday 7th May 11am - 2pm
Price: FREE

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Join fellow vets and vet nurses for an evening at the Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons.  The museum boasts unrivalled collections of human and non-human anatomical and pathological specimens, models, instruments, painting and sculptures that reveal the art and science of surgery from the 17th century to the present day.  There will be a talk given by a member of the RCS on the contents of the museum.  Enjoy a chance to meet fellow vets and vet nurses from the region with a glass of wine and canapes.  Partners are welcome.

Event name: Cocktails, cadavers and canapés
Venue: Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons, London
Date: Friday 19th May 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Price: £20 per person

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West Midlands and East Midlands

Join BSAVA members in East and West Midlands regions for a fun-packed family day at Carsington Water, near Ashbourne in Derbyshire on Saturday 17th June as they celebrate our 60th anniversary. With events for all ages and abilities, why not take a dirt run dash in the morning and enter a team for a fun regatta splash in the afternoon? Sure to be a great day out, you could take your family along or enter a team from your veterinary practice for a great team building experience. 

Event name: Diamond Splash 'n' Dash 
Venue: Carsington Water, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Date: Saturday 17th June 
Prices: Children from £5.90, adults (16+) from £15.46.

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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: Elsworth, Cambridgeshire
Date: Saturday 1st July 
Prices: TBC

Booking will be open in the Spring.



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

You can book your place once registration is open in the Spring.



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

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