Inaugural event will now take place 23-24 June 2022.
BVA Live, which was scheduled for 24-25 June 2021, has been postponed until June 2022, organisers BVA and CloserStill Media have confirmed
The event was set to be the first BVA standalone conference for eight years, catering for 1,500 veterinary professionals, veterinary suppliers and vendors. It will now take place 23-24 June 2022.
BVA president James Russell said: “We’ve always taken a safety-first approach to our planning, and so we’ve taken the responsible decision to postpone the inaugural BVA Live event. We want our new venture to be a fantastic experience for everyone so you can get the most out of coming together as a veterinary community to learn, network, and socialise.
“With more time to plan, we’re looking forward to an even better BVA Live in 2022 and can’t wait to welcome you to Birmingham next June.”
Rob Chapman, managing director of CloserStill’s veterinary portfolio, added: “The reception we've received from the veterinary sector for BVA Live was overwhelmingly positive so clearly, when we do run in 2022, this is going to be a special event. Postponing it was not the news we wanted to share, however it is the right decision given the circumstances.
“The Government’s roadmap announcement was bittersweet news for us. Although we’ve had to delay BVA Live, it has given us huge confidence for the London Vet Show, which will run this 11-12 November at the ExCeL, London. So, there is light at the end of the tunnel.”