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FIVP to attend BSAVA Congress 2024
FIVP will be at stand (D405) from 21-23 March.
The group represents and promotes independent practices.

The Federation of Independent Veterinary Practices (FIVP) has announced that it will attend the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress in March.

FIVP, a not-for-profit organisation which represents the interests and promotes the values of independent veterinary practices, will be at stand (D405) from 21-23 March 2024.

The federation will be welcoming new members, and meeting existing members, to explore the current events which are affecting independent practices. Representatives will be available to discuss concerns about the Competitions and Marketing Authority (CMA) investigation, as well as the changing face of the veterinary industry.

The group will also be promoting the latest career opportunities from independent practices, supporting new and experienced veterinary surgeons and nurses as they develop their careers.

FIVP was founded in 2016, in response to a growing number of corporate-owned practices in the sector. It offers membership to independently owned veterinary practices across the UK.

The group has regularly represented independent practice in ongoing industry debates, most recently featuring in the national media to talk about how the CMA review has affected independent practices.

Rita Dingwall, FIVP business development manager, said: “Once again the FIVP team will be attending and supporting the BSAVA Congress in Manchester.

“This is an opportunity to welcome new members to the federation, many of whom are hoping to open new practices in the coming months or have already done so recently.

“This, alongside being able to meet up with long standing members face to face, supporting experienced vets, new graduates, students and RVNs in their search for a position, or EMS in an independent practice.

“With the interest of the CMA continuing and the constant changing face of the profession, there has never been a better time for practices to celebrate being independent.

“There will be much to discuss over the three days and we look forward to seeing you there.”

BSAVA Congress 2024 will take place at Manchester Central Convention Complex from 21-23 March, and will see thousands of veterinary professionals from across the country attend for three days of networking and CPD events.

It will also include a mix of lectures, panel discussions, and drop-in practical sessions at the congress’ Practical Village in the Exhibition Hall.

To book tickets, visit the BSAVA website.

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