Vets Cymru 2020

26th - 27th June 2020

Aberystwyth University


The BSAVA and the Wales Veterinary Centre (WVSC) are hosting Vets Cymru, a two-day event offering four streams covering both large and small animal ‘CPD by the sea’ for vets, vet nurses and students.

The mixed practice event takes place in Aberystwyth on 26th and 27th June and has a ‘Welsh stamp’ across the programme, plus an exhibition of around 25 companies and social calendar which includes a traditional Welsh Twmpath.

Message from the Vets Cymru committee:

We wish to extend a warm Croeso to Vets Cymru 2020 to all our vet and nurse colleagues in the profession! We have a packed programme of high quality CPD prepared for you at Vets Cymru 2020, at Aberystwyth in June. Our event committee have been working hard behind the scenes to pull together a series of lectures for both small animal, large animal and equine veterinarians, and for nurses, aimed at
enhancing general practice skills and knowledge, and given by world-class speakers.

Aberystwyth is the place to be in the summer, with a long promenade and several beaches; the beautiful sandy beach at Borth and Ynyslas is over 3 miles long. Aberystwyth University, perched on a hill overlooking town and sea, will host the lectures each day, and on Friday evening we will all roll down the hill to the iconic Ceredigion Museum for a packed evening of dancing and food. Book your hotel along the promenade for a gentle stroll home after a night of twmpath dancing, and make sure to book early as we envisage this event will fill up fast.

Useful information for delegates

Venue, dates and times

Vets Cymru is taking place at the University of Aberystwyth, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3FL on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June. The registration desk will be open from 8am on both days. Lectures commence at 9am and finish on both days at 5pm.

The exhibition opening hours are the same and we have staggered the breaks to allow time for you in interact with sponsors, speakers and exhibitors.

The main exhibition area will be housed within the Medrus Centre and lectures will be either in the Medrus Centre or in the Huw Owen Building which is directly opposite the Medrus Centre. Specific lectures venues are shown on the programme.

Arrival and free parking

Upon arrival at the venue, please find a car parking space.  You can download a parking permit by visiting our website here or downloading it here.  This permit needs to be completed and displayed in your vehicle whilst on site to avoid parking charges. 


Your delegate badge and any social tickets will be available for collection from the registration area which is located in the reception area of the Medrus Centre.  Your badge will be within a plastic lanyard however there will be bins provided for you to return this to us to be reused at the end of the event.


Certificates will not be provided at the event and you will be required to self-certify your attendance.

Lecture notes and proceedings

In an effort to be as sustainable as possible, and as part of our fulfilment of our learning without landfill pledge, we will not provide printed notes at this event. Electronic access to notes will be provided.


If you wish to purchase a ticket, these can be booked online, or by calling our Membership Services team on 01452 726700.  If you have ordered a ticket it will be included with your badge.  There will be a welcome drink on arrival, after that all drinks will be payable.  There is a quiet area for those people not wishing to be fully immersed in the dancing!

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Register Online

Online registration for Vets Cymru 2020 is now open. You will need to be registered and logged in to the BSAVA website to book online using the button below. Please make sure you read our terms and conditions before registering. We look forward to welcoming you in Aberystwyth!

This event is closed.


After a CPD-filled day, unwind with us at a traditional Welsh Twmpath for an evening of delicious food, drinks and of course dancing!

Tickets for the Friday night event at the Museum are £38 each. Book your ticket when registering for Vets Cymru, or if you have already registered, please give us a call on 01452 726700 to book your place.

Lecture programme

*New for 2020* a one day Equine stream joins our existing programme of Small Animal Vet, Large Animal Vet, Nurse, and Workshop streams.  For full programme information and lectures, please download our Programme

Vets Cymru 2020 Prices

All prices inclusive of VAT

BSAVA member - Vet £255
BSAVA member - Veterinary nurse £153
BSAVA member - Vet student / Veterinary nurse student £50
BSAVA member - Vet
BSAVA member - Veterinary nurse
Iechyd Da member - Vet £305
Iechyd Da member - Veterinary nurse £178
Iechyd Da member - Vet
Iechyd Da member - Veterinary nurse
Vet £357
Veterinary nurse £234
Vet £238
Veterinary Nurse

Need accommodation?

The University of Aberystwyth's Conference Office are offering Vets Cymru delegates self-catering accommodation at their bunkhouse residence.   The flats have six, seven or eight bedrooms with a fully equipped kitchen, two restrooms and two shower rooms per flat.  Booking includes access to the Sports Centre which houses a swimming pool and gym! 

At £36 per room per night including breakfast, be sure to download and email the booking form below to the Conference Office, to secure your room.  Please note: BSAVA are not involved with accommodation, therefore all queries need to go to or talk to the team on 01970 621960.

Booking form

See below to get an idea of the locations of the Bunkhouse, carpark and lecture rooms.


There are limited rooms available in the Bunkhouse, please visit this Aberystwyth website for links to other accommodation.

Other places to stay

Having a holiday?

Vets Cymru is taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Aberystwyth. Why not extend your trip and stay a extra few days? See below for links to tourism websites for ideas on not-to-be-missed activities and places to see!

Discover Ceredigion

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