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 

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: TBC

Book your place

Please keep an eye on this webpage for further details of the East Midlands regional event. 


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 






Scottish region held their 60th celebration during the Gala Dinner at Scottish Congress in Glasgow in September. 






Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland region hosted a black tie celebration at The Ulster Museum on Saturday 30th September. Guests were welcomed with stunning music from Bronagh Muldoon, a local harpist, before being entertained by Tyrone comic, Terry McHugh. Sue Paterson gave a talk and guests were free to mingle and browse around the museum while enjoying wine and canapes. 




Southern region celebrated the 60th anniversary with a party that featured a hot buffet dinner, quiz games and activities, while also giving a chance for all members to socialise with each other at the event held on the 29th November 2017.



South East

The South East region enjoyed a wine-tasting experience in December at Denbies Vineyard to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the BSAVA.





North West

North West region celebrated with CPD, three course dinner and brewery tour on 24th October 2017.





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