BVA Members' Day

Now in its 5th year, BVA Members’ Day provides an opportunity to celebrate our profession and be inspired by the achievements of our members. It provides a great opportunity to network and meet colleagues from other areas of the profession.

BVA Members' Day 2017

This year BVA Members' Day was held in Belfast on Thursday 21 September.

The venue for the event is Ireland’s award winning science and discovery centre - W5 at the Odyssey

Members' Day agenda

BVA Awards ceremony

The prestigious BVA Awards are given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession. They include the presentation of the Veterinary Record Impact Award, Veterinary Record Innovation Award and the Veterinary Record Evidence Award.

Keynote address

Professor Chris Elliott will deliver this year’s keynote speech and will be discussing One Health from a food safety perspective, sharing his reflections on the Government’s independent review into weaknesses in the UK’s food supply networks, which he was commissioned to lead following the 2013 horsemeat scandal.


The day will include BVA’s Annual General Meeting where members will be invited to witness the inauguration of our incoming President, John Fishwick and the rest of the BVA Officer team for the coming Association year. 

Drinks reception

Members are invited to join us at the end of the day for a drinks reception with the BVA Officer team and staff.

About the venue

About W5

W5 is the STEM Ambassador Hub for Northern Ireland and is a 10-minute walk from Titanic Belfast - the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. The Titanic experience extends over nine interactive galleries telling the story of RMS Titanic, from her conception in Belfast through to diving to the depth of the ocean to explore where RMS Titanic now rests.