Young Vet Network (YVN)

BVA and the Veterinary Defence Society (the VDS) support YVN groups around the UK. The groups are run independently by volunteers and provide young vets with the opportunity to meet up, discuss the pressures and the pleasures of the job, and enjoy social and CPD events together. Most events are free to attend, although for some you may have to pay a small fee to cover the cost of refreshments. Just turning up will count towards your CPD. 

Events

Date Event Location
18 Jan Optimising your post mortems and other samples. Organised by the  North Wales YVN group   Capel Curig
2 Feb Inaugural meeting of the  Hampshire & IOW YVN group Southampton 
6 FebEast of Scotland YVN February meeting 'Eyelid and corneal surgery' Edinburgh 
6 Feb  North East YVN and  NEVA joint meeting,  an evening with the BVA President  Ponteland 
18 Feb 4th Annual CPD day. Organised by the  Northern Ireland YVN group and  NIVA  Templepatrick 
5 Mar East of Scotland YVN March meeting  Peebles 
2 Sep  VDS Graduate Reunion - RVC Hatfield 
9 Sep VDS Graduate Reunion - Glasgow Glasgow 
7 Oct VDS Graduate Reunion - Nottingham Kegworth 
28 OctVDS Graduate Reunion - Liverpool Leahurst
4 NovVDS Graduate Reunion - Cambridge Cambridge 
11 NovVDS Graduate Reunion - Dublin Dublin 
25 Nov VDS Graduate Reunion - Bristol Bristol 
2 Dec VDS Graduate Reunion - Edinburgh Edinburgh 

To find out what's happening in your area contact your local YVN group. If there isn't a group in your area and you'd like to start one, contact Laura Carleton for more information on  020 7908 6366 or email  laurac@bva.co.uk

YVN groups

Channel Islands

Jersey Bryn Kirk 
ck8403@my.bristol.ac.uk

East of England

Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Libby Sheridan 
libbysheridan@btinternet.com

East Midlands

Lincolnshire  Alexander Bowman
ajbvet@gmail.com 
Midlands Nick Jackson
midlandsyoungvets@gmail.com 

London

London William Chandler 
wchandler@rvc.ac.uk

North East

North East Becky Richardson 
beckymarr1@gmail.com

North West

North West Stephanie Walsh 
stephanie.walsh@rutlandhousevets.co.uk

South East

Glos, Worcs, Warks and Oxon Peter Moore 
petermoore333@gmail.com
Hampshire & IOW  Sheena Forsberg 
yvn.hampshire@gmail.com
Kent Jack Balkham 
Jack.Balkham@westpointfarmvets.co.uk
Sussex
Martin Hawes 
sussexyvn@aol.com

South West

Bristol   Sarah Long 
sarahmlong@hotmail.co.uk
Cornwall  Sophie Bagnall 
bagnallsophie@gmail.com
Glos, Worcs, Warks and Oxon Peter Moore 
petermoore333@gmail.com
Western Counties  Thomas Rees 
DevonVets@VetGrad.com

West Midlands

Glos, Worcs, Warks and Oxon Peter Moore 
petermoore333@gmail.com
Herefordshire and Powys yvnherefordshirepowys@gmail.com 
Midlands Nick Jackson 
midlandsyoungvets@gmail.com

Yorkshire and the Humber

Lincolnshire  Alexander Bowman
ajbvet@gmail.com 
Yorkshire Will Sennitt
will.sennitt@gmail.com 

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Fiona McFarland 
fmcfarland@hotmail.com

Scotland

East of Scotland  Fred Nind and Bill Taylor 
frednind@aol.com
Glasgow
Lauren Guthrie 
scotty_guffball@yahoo.co.uk
North Scotland  Laurie Ferguson 
laurie@donviewvets.co.uk

Wales

North Wales Mary Hancock 
n.walesyoungvetnet@gmail.com
South East Wales
Fenella Johnson 
fenella.johnson@gmail.com
South West Wales Kate Hovers 
kate@katehovers.com

YVN contact

For more information about YVN contact Laura Carleton at laurac@bva.co.uk or call  020 7908 6366.