In-person Young Vet Network day a resounding success

In-person Young Vet Network day a resounding success

Around 120 vets and professional colleagues descended on the Hilton Templepatrick on Saturday, February 5, for the first in-person Young Vet Network NI CPD day in three years.

The fantastic turnout was not only testament to a great line-up of lectures but also spoke to the pent-up desire for friends to reconnect after what have been two hugely challenging years for vets of any age.

After registering and sitting down to a cooked breakfast, attendees heard lectures from Rob Adams of Northern Ireland Veterinary Specialists on Juvenile Orthopaedic Diseases and UCD’s Prof Carmel Mooney on  Diabetes Mellitus in cats.

Other speakers included  Michal Neta of IDEXX Laboratories on getting the most from in house haematology and a motivational talk from Saddleworth-based vet Katie Ford on dealing with imposter syndrome.

David McKeown, Sarah Keane, Duggan Veterinary; Hollie Williamson, The Vet Service; Gemma Vance, Elanco; Joanna McNally, Virbac; Susan Brimacombe and Fiona McFarland, IMV; Julie Devlin, Vetoquinol; Graham Wilson, Boehringer Ingelheim; and Susie Hill, Agria.

Of course a packed day of CPD is all well and good but after the years that have passed perhaps the best was saved to last with a drinks reception, dinner and even a pub quiz to test any grey matter that may have gone a bit stale over lockdown.

With plenty more in the pipeline for the coming year the YVN NI branch is again looking for anyone with enthusiasm to join its numbers and perhaps even its committee at some stage.

To find out more email or contact the facebook page.