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Congress 2017 - Cambridge

Sports Weekend 2016 - RVC 

Congress 2016 - Liverpool

At the beginning of February, vet students from across the UK and Ireland travelled to Liverpool for this years’ Congress.

The weekend began with an introduction to Liverpool’s night life which included pineapple cocktails and lots of dancing to cheesy music. The next day, all students arrived at Liverpool’s Leahurst Campus and were split onto their respective streams: Farm, Small Animal, Equine and Exotic for a day of exciting and inspiring talks and practicals. Farm visited a mega dairy and learnt about lame lambs, Exotic learnt about specialist husbandry conditions for parrots and handled snakes, a raccoon dog and bearded dragons. Equine learnt about the industry abroad and handled uteruses during a fertility demonstration, while Small Animals debated the puppy trade and experienced interactive Cardiology. There was also a great Careers Fayre throughout the weekend which really highlighted the endless opportunities for vet students.
On Saturday evening, everyone had a chance to dress up and dance at the AVS Ball. The night featured: a three-course meal, speeches from the AVS and BVA presidents, and live entertainment from the brilliant MooCows!
The weekend finished with the AVS AGM which was a great opportunity for the whole vet student community to hear about the work that AVS carry out all year round and what they plan to achieve in the future.  

Thanks to all the Liverpool organising committee for such a wonderful weekend and we’re already looking forward to Cambridge 2017!


Sports 2014 - Dublin

This year AVS Sports Weekend was held in Dublin. Despite a long journey by sea or air for many, it was well worth it and the weekend was a great success. Friday night was spent at The Wright Venue with J90, with some top notch grub being supplied by Wok'n'Roll. The sports on Saturday were unfortunately cut short by bad weather, but that wasn't allowed to dampen our spirits and an afternoon of Irish dancing festivities kept everyone going until the pub crawl around the Temple Bar area in the evening. Liverpool were successful in retaining the AVS Sports Cup by winning their respective rugby and football matches. On the Sunday, some groups got to soak up a bit of Dublin culture, with many heading to the castle and the Guinness brewery.

Many thanks to everyone who helped in organising the weekend, and in particular the sponsors; Royal Canin, Vetoquinol, Vets4Pets, ReachOut, Dechra, MSD Animal Health UK and Maxi Zoo.

Congress 2014 - Nottingham

Congress 2014 was hosted by Nottingham Vet School. The weekend was packed filled with practicals, workshops and lectures given by experts in their respective fields. There were four 'streams' of practicals for students to choose from; small animal, farm, equine and exotics. A highlight for many students was the annual AVS ball held on the Saturday evening. Here are a selection of photos from the weekend. A report from Oli Gilman, a fourth year Bristol student, is available in the Spring 2014 edition of our journal, JAVS.

Next year's congress will be held at Glasgow from the 23rd to the 25th of January. More details available on our events page.

Sports 2013 - Liverpool

Sports weekend continues to be one of the most memorable weekends of the student calendar. Liverpool 2013 did not dissapoint, as pirates, minions, gladiators and devils battled it out on the sports field for the coveted title. Many thanks to the Liverpool team that put on such a fantastic weekend. Photos courtesy of Will Humphreys Photography and Emily Fulton. Sports weekend this year will have a taste of the Irish about it, being held in Dublin. More details are available on our upcoming events page.

Sports 2012 - Glasgow