24-26 January 2019, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

Platinum Sponsors: Boehringer Ingelheim and Citation

 Registration is now open for VMG and SPVS members at your 2019 Congress!


 Places and accommodation fill up quickly, so we advise you to book as early as possible.  Take advantage of our exclusive members-only earlybird discount available until 31st October 2018.

Each year we present interesting and innovative CPD content from speakers both within and outside the veterinary profession.  In 2019 the focus will be on recruitment, retention and strong leadership. Highlights include:

  • Our Congress Opener, Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE who led the England and Great Britain Hockey Team for 13 years culminating in Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Two streams dedicated to recruitment and retention of the whole practice team
  • Susan Room, professional voice and executive coach, builds confidence, listening and communication skills with her 4-stage model
  • A brand-new Vet Stay! Stream, in association with Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify, explores options for developing fulfilling careers without leaving veterinary practice, alongside the ever popular New to Management Stream
  • Caroline Clarke discusses new research around gender bias within the veterinary profession
  • Nuala Summerfield presents the business case for telemedicine, analysing threats and opportunities for practices
  • Emma Mamo from Mind shares experience from other sectors of managing mental health in the workplace
  • A repeat of our focused Equine stream, plus a second run of the Large Animal Stream, including case studies from large animal owners and managers
  • New for 2019: Practical Mindfulness in the Workplace with Sean Gilgallon, Citation

The exhibition will again take place in the dedicated exhibition hall, with plenty of space to chill out whilst meeting a wide range of suppliers with advice on marketing, management, relevant products and business development.

We may not have the tropical breezes and shady palms but be prepared for an abundance of flamboyant fun at this year’s Presidents’ Banquet, where the theme will be a touch of Cuba. Our high energy festival and party band, RPJ, is headed by Rick Parfitt Jnr supported by some of the finest session musicians in the country.  Congress will start on Thursday night with a cabaret evening featuring magicians, time-travellers and all-round spiffing chaps, Morgan and West.

We are delighted to back at the 5-star Celtic Manor with its luxury spa, multiple restaurants, comfortable bedrooms and spacious bars. All Congress delegates are welcome to use these fabulous facilities, not just those staying in the resort. Congress offers something for everyone within the practice team, from owner to veterinary nurse, from veterinary surgeon to practice manager, so don’t miss this chance to bring your team together for two days of inspiring content, memorable networking and dazzling entertainment.   Practices bringing 3 or more members benefit from a 15% group discount when registering.


To register and for full details of the programme, visit www.spvs-vmg-events.co.uk