SPVS are delighted to announce our 2024 Congress.

Taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January 2024, plus workshops on Saturday 27th January.

Welcome to Congress 2024

Our theme for 2024 is Smarter Working – better outcomes: how you and your veterinary practice life can be transformed through consistent incremental gains.

Built to inspire everyone in the team, Congress 2024 will help ensure practices are sustainable, profitable, happy and productive places to work. So, join us at Congress 2024 and return to practice with the confidence and ability to work smarter and achieve better outcomes.

Book now to take advantage of big discounts on group tickets for the whole team, plus fantastic early bird discounts too. Not a member? Why not join SPVS today to qualify for the best prices of all and to access our wide range of member benefits.

What can you expect from Congress 2024?


Our engaging non-clinical programme will be a combination of lectures and interactive workshops providing in-practice case-studies, high-levels of audience participation and practical steps to implement on your return to practice.

Delivering on our Smarter Working – better outcomes theme, our programme will focus on the following key areas:

  • Self-Development – better you
  • Team Dynamics – better relationships
  • Leadership skills – better direction
  • Business Management – better growth
  • Practice Management – better productivity


We’re excited to have Cath Bishop, Olympic rower turned business coach, open Congress with an insight into how working smarter revolutionised her rowing career, and the importance of continued learning to achieve the marginal gains required to help you thrive in practice.


Joining our Platinum Sponsors, Elanco and PetsApp, in our exhibition will be a wide selection of companies offering the latest products, services and advice focused on the business, management, marketing and client-facing aspects of veterinary practice.


Your Congress pass includes complimentary refreshments and hot lunches, which will also take place in the hall.


Our fun-packed social programme has been built to ensure you and your team can relax and enjoy your time away from practice.

On Thursday night, meet up with colleagues and friends old and new, over drinks and a buffet meal. Join in the fun with Music Bingo connecting you with other Congress attendees, or simply take time to enjoy the food and put the veterinary world to rights.

Then get dressed up and let your hair down, ready to dance the night away at our Friday night President’s party, including a sparkling reception, 3-course meal and one of the UK’s best party bands, The Kings!


Don’t miss our Happy Hour on Thursday afternoon in the exhibition hall.

We’re back at Hilton Birmingham Metropole!

After the success of Congress 2023 we’re looking forward to returning to Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Centrally located with great transport links, the venue is easily reached from all corners of the UK and offers enough bedrooms for all attendees to stay onsite for the duration of the event.

We are delighted to have Elanco and PetsApp as Platinum Sponsors for Congress 2024