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
14 Jun Bristol YVN Pub Trip Bristol 
14 Jun North Wales YVN - Myxomatous Valvular Diseases Saint Asaph, Clwyd
24 Jun East of Scotland YVN - Visit to the Royal Highland Show Ingliston 
24 Jul North West YVN - Workforce Challenges - what do we know? Kendal 
2 Sep  VDS Graduate Reunion - RVC Hatfield 
4 Sep East of Scotland YVN - Bleeding/Clotting Disorders Livingston 
9 Sep  VDS Graduate Reunion - Glasgow  Glasgow 
7 Oct  VDS Graduate Reunion - Nottingham  Kegworth 
15 Oct East of Scotland YVN - A walk from South Queensferry South Queensferry 
28 Oct VDS Graduate Reunion - Liverpool  Leahurst
4 Nov VDS Graduate Reunion - Cambridge  Cambridge 
11 Nov VDS 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
Thames Valley  Leo Packham
thamesvalleyyvn@gmail.com 

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
Thames Valley  Leo Packham
thamesvalleyyvn@gmail.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.