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.  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 'Bark in the Park' dog walk in Cardiff on 7th May for members, volunteers and their families.




Join fellow vets and vet nurses for an evening at the Huntarian 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: Huntarian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons, London
Date: Friday 19th May 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Price: £20 per person

Book your place 



West Midlands and East Midlands

Both regions are joining together to host a Dirt Run and Duathalon in June.  More details will be announced shortly. 




East Anglia

The East Anglia region will be holding a dog walk in July.  More details will be announced shortly.





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 have a free surfing lesson from The Barefoot Surf School and enjoy beach games. Bring a picnic and make this a great day out for the family. Please note: the free surf lesson is only open to BSAVA members, however the surf school offer lessons for others.  

Event name: Birthday Surfday
Venue: Putsborough Beach, Croyde, North Devon
Date: Saturday 12th August 12.30pm - 5pm 


The Scottish region will be celebrating the anniversary during the PetSavers 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.



Southern region are hosting a pub quiz with food for BSAVA members and non-members in Romsey, Hampshire.

Event name: 60th anniversary pub quiz
Venue: Potters Heron Hotel, Ampfield, Romsey
Date: Wednesday 29th November 

This event will be bookable in the spring


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

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