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Distance challenge to raise funds for Vetlife
Vetlife provides support to members of the UK veterinary community and their families who have emotional, health or financial concerns.
Staff and volunteers to walk, cycle and run more than 1,200 km.

Staff and volunteers from Vetlife and BVA are taking on a gruelling long-distance challenge in a bid to raise vital funds for the charity.

The event forms part of the Vet Month of Movement, an initiative established to encourage the veterinary community to stay active and raise vital funds for Vetlife's services. Throughout October, a team of 12 will be walking, running, swimming and horse-riding their way more than 1,200 km and hope to raise £700 with their efforts.

Vetlife is a charity which provides support to members of the UK veterinary community and their families who have emotional, health or financial concerns. Since the pandemic, however, the charity has seen a rise in demand for its services - which inevitably carries with it an increase in costs.

Vetlife operations manager Joanne Driver said: “We are extremely grateful for donations as we rely heavily on fundraising which has been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This, coupled with an increase in demand for our services, has been challenging but we remain committed to continuing to provide support for all in the veterinary community.”

Vetlife is now more reliant from donations than ever to continue to provide support to members of the veterinary profession. To get involved and help raise money to support the community, download the digital fundraising pack, which is full of helpful hints for setting up your own fundraising event.

At the time of writing, donations to the Vet Month of Movement fundraiser had reached £643. To make a donation and to lend your support, visit the Vetlife JustGiving page.

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VET Festival returns for 2022

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 VET Festival, the unique CPD opportunity, is returning for 2022, running from 20 to 21 May.

The outdoor event, held at Loseley Park in Guildford, will feature 17 education streams, with a dedicated stream covering veterinary wellness, leadership and management topics. The festival will feature veterinary speakers from around the world, with the opportunity to collect 14 hours of CPD across the two-day event.

Alongside veterinary education, VET Festival will also offer wellbeing activities such as yoga and mindfulness activities, with the popular VETFest Live Party Night making a return for 2022.

Tickets available here.  

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