Social Programme

The social side of Congress plays a really important role in bringing everyone together. Our fun-packed social programme has been built to ensure everyone can relax and enjoy their time away from practice

Pete Orpin (Chair of SPVS Board), speaks to Natalie Granger (Lead Clinical Director at Park Vet Group) about the social benefits of bringing the whole practice team to Congress.

Happy Hour in the Exhibition

Don’t forget to join us for Happy Hour in the Exhibition Hall, starting at 17:30 on Thursday afternoon. The perfect chance to catch-up after a long day of lectures and workshops before our SPVS Social later in the evening.


On Thursday night, meet up with colleagues and friends old and new, over drinks and a buffet meal. Join in the fun with our music bingo night, or simply take time to enjoy the food and put the veterinary world to rights. 19:30 start.

Tickets, including drinks on arrival and buffet meal, are just £30.

Morning Yoga Session

We’re delighted to be joined by Marieke, vet and certified yoga instructor who will be running a yoga session on Friday 26 January from 07:30 – 08:20. Please come in comfy clothes and bring your own mat. There will be time to get changed afterwards before lectures commence.


We’ve something different in store for this year’s Friday night President’s Party theme which will be based on the letter ‘S’ tying in with our ‘Smarter Working’ theme and also being the first letter of ‘SPVS’.  You can come as anything you like beginning with the letter ‘S’ from Spiderman to The Supremes – be as creative as you like.  You can get involved by dressing up a little, a lot or not at all (although we really hope you do).

Let your hair down, get dressed up and dance the night away, including a sparkling reception, 3-course meal and one of the UK’s best party bands – The Kings!

Tickets including sparkling reception, 3-course meal and entertainment are just £85.