All set for VetsSouth 2018

The fourth VetsSouth conference and exhibition opens its doors at Sandy Park Stadium, Exeter on 7th and 8th February

by Ellen Hardy
06 February 2018, at 3:17pm

In excess of 200 delegates are expected to attend the packed two-day CPD event in Exeter this month, which has been designed to be useful for the whole veterinary team. Over 27 hours of CPD are on offer throughout the event and vets, nurses and practice managers can handpick the lectures of most interest and relevance to them.

Registration opens at 9am on both days, with doors closing at 5.30pm on Wednesday and 4.45pm on Thursday, giving attendees ample time to explore the lecture streams, visit the supporting commercial exhibition to sample the latest products on offer in the industry, plus feast on the refreshments throughout the day and renowned lunch menu. Supported by Veterinary Practice, Improve International and 5m Publishing, VetsSouth boasts two clinical streams focused on small animal medicine and small animal surgery, a nursing stream on day one covering topics such as anaesthesia, blood transfusions, dealing with shock and nursing the trauma patient, and a practice management day on Thursday, which will cover recruitment and retention of staff, client communication and social media.

A new addition for 2018 is a series of workshops which run alongside the four streams, focusing on specialist areas such as dentistry, neurology, ophthalmology, exotics and mindfulness. Exhibitors will also take to the floor of the new demo stage in 45-minute intervals to provide presentations on their products and services.

Industry-renowned speakers including Pip Boydell, David Williams, Helen Rooney, Alan Robinson, Molly Varga, Neil Forbes and Jon Hall are among the well-known names leading the VetsSouth lectures and workshops.

The exhibition competition is back this year, encouraging delegates to visit each stand and collect quiz answers in order to be entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle Fire. Every ticket holder will benefit from the added bonus of a free six-month subscription to Bitesize, Improve International’s online CPD platform.

From 5pm on 7th February, there will be a specialist question and answer session in the exhibition area. If you’re attending the event and would like to submit a neurology or ophthalmology-related question to the panel in advance, please email: