London Vet Show returns to Olympia

01 October 2010, at 1:00am

THE 2010 London Vet Show is being held in the National Hall at Olympia in Hammersmith on 22nd and 23rd October.

The organisers state that it is set to be bigger and better than last year’s event with over 2,200 delegates and 200 exhibitors booked in by mid September.

Having picked up the “Best Trade Launch Event” award from the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) for the 2009 show, CloserStill Media reports that it is continuing to build the event with the same ethos of delivering excellent value for both delegates and exhibitors.

The conference programme is again being co-ordinated by the RVC and will offers over 60 hours of verifiable CPD content covering all areas of small animal practice from neurology in dogs to problems with reptiles.

The speaker line-up includes:

  • Rick LeCouteur: Seizure management in dogs and cats – what to do when phenobarbitone fails;
  • Alex German: Canine and feline obesity;
  • Susan North: Diagnosing and managing mast cell tumours in the 21st century;
  • Danielle Gunn-Moore: Feline lower urinary tract disease in the 21st century;
  • Simon Girling: The problem with reptiles – common clinical problems in tortoises, snakes and lizards; and
  • David Church: The complicated diabetic – what are the options?

The business programme returns with industry advisers such as Alison Lambert and Alan Robinson joined by figures from the profession including Julie Miller of Companion Care and Adi Nell of Medivet.

New for this year is an expanded workshop programme, plus special features including the Veterinary Business Booster where delegates can get one-to-one advice from professional services experts in fields of marketing, customer care, HR, finance and strategy; and Retail Innovations where delegates can check out the latest thinking and consumer pet products.

The larger National Hall at Olympia is being used this time with bigger lecture theatres (and more leg room), and there will be a number of features on the balcony area including the business theatre, clinical theatre and workshop/seminar room – plus the bar.

There will be over 200 exhibitors including Pfizer, Novartis, Merial, Intervet, Virbac, Bayer, Ceva and suppliers of everything from practice management software to imaging equipment and pet nutrition. This year Pfizer, Novartis, Hill’s and Woodley are sponsoring various elements within the show – details will be available at the event.

Party night

The London Vet Show Party will take place on 22nd October at the Kensington Bar, which is close to the conference venue and is well established as a party location for all kind of occasions.

Tickets for the party cost £39 (plus VAT) per person and include:

  • five drink vouchers which can be used to buy a choice of drinks (the vouchers are valid for the duration of the event);
  • a buffet (details of the menu are available from Chris or Alice on 01926 485151); and
  • a selection of entertainers circulating among the crowd.

“The London Vet Show is an incredibly cost-effective way to benefit from CPD clinical sessions programmed by the Royal Veterinary College,” the organisers state. “It’s a chance to experience ways to commercially improve how your practice operates. It’s the place to be inspired by world-class speakers. It’s your opportunity to meet with more than 200 potential suppliers. And it’s all conveniently located and perfectly timed for today’s busy vet practice.”

For further information or to book places see