The Venue


The non-clinical CPD and mental health charity fundraising event will take place in the Titanic Belfast across multiple suites, including use of the iconic Titanic Suite which has an exact replica of the original staircase from RMS Titanic. Limited accommodation is available in the historic Titanic Hotel Belfast. Don’t miss out! 

Show Overview


The show will comprise top-quality industry-standard sessions on communications and wellbeing. There will be a Black Tie Gala Dinner on Friday evening and an opportunity to visit the newly refurbished Titanic Experience over the weekend. All proceeds from the event go to ‘Vet Support’ a voluntary mental health support service for vets across the UK and Ireland. (We raised over £3400 in 2023!)

Let’s support the mental health of our industry.


Friday 24th May: 8:30am – 5pm  (gala dinner in the evening)

Saturday 25th May: 9am – 2pm

Sessions (6.5 hours CPD!) 

All main sessions will be one hour long including time for a Q+A at the end of each talk. The sessions will cover subjects relating to Connecting and Thriving, individually as well as with your clients and team. There will be seven sessions across the Friday and Saturday. Vet Support will also be giving a short talk over the weekend.

Just some of the exciting new additions we have for the show this year include a panel discussion on “Workplace Culture” chaired by Dr. Ebony Escalona of VSGD. The panel will include: Dr. Katie Ford, BVA JVP Dr. Elizabeth Mullineaux and Dan Flynn Independent NI Practice Owner & Vet, FlynnVets. We are also excited to have a practical breathwork and wellbeing session delivered by Dr. Chloe Hannigan of VetYogi! 

  • Dan TipneyVetLed – “Nonviolent Communication in Practice”  
  • Dr. Ebony EscalonaVet Stay Go Diversity – “Does Workplace Culture Affect Your Career, Recruitment and Retention?”
  • Dr. Katie Ford KatieFordVet – “Bold Moves & Courageous Connection: Redefining ‘Winging It’”
  • Dr. Des RiceCCO- The Collaboration Company – “Assertiveness: Communication Tools for Dealing with Difficult Situations” 
  • Dr. Susan Paterson & Dr. Kate Richards RCVS Vet Mind Matters – “Strategic Approaches to Supporting Mental Health within the Veterinary Team.”
  • Dr. Chloe Hannigan – VetYogi – “Breathwork Hacks to Help You Thrive in Practice”
  • Dr. Emma J Cathcart – Veterinary Defence Society – “Building Resilience Through Team Learning”

More details to follow…


Accommodation for Friday 24th May. 
*Special show rates are now available for Titanic Hotel, book your show tickets and get in touch for access*


Titanic Hotel 

  • Single Bed & Breakfast £189
  • Double Bed & Breakfast £199
Other Accommodation Options

Bullitt Hotel 

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre 

The Maldron Hotel 

AC Hotel 

The Flint

Premier Inn Titanic Quarter 

With thanks to our Premium Sponsors – Boehringer Ingelheim & IDEXX

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