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VetForumUK 2021

VetForumUK 2021

October 5-6, 2021

De Vere Cotswold Hotel

De Vere Cotswold Hotel | October 5-6, 2021

For the first time, VetForum will take place in the UK. The overwhelming consensus has been that virtual is no real substitute for in-person connection. Our decision to move the event to the UK is motivated by our desire to get back to physical events as quickly as possible. We hope the new UK location will make the decision to join us easier than ever!

The forum is designed for supplier companies to meet with owners, managing directors and procurement specialists of vet groups throughout the UK and Europe, by way of pre-arranged meetings, conference and networking opportunities.

Alison Lambert,
Founder of Onswitch

Keynote Speaker Alison Lambert, Founder of Onswitch

Alison worked in practice for several years before pursuing a career with Hills Pet Nutrition and MARS, discovering the customer experience passion that her award-winning company, Onswitch, is renowned for today.


Onswitch promotes customer-centred practice so pets, horses and livestock receive better care; providing research, marketing, CPD and business consultancy with an effective, innovative, straight-talking and client-led approach.


Alison is Honorary Associate Professor at Nottingham University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. She is published widely, regularly speaks at key international veterinary congresses and events, and was given the AVA’s Veterinary Business Thought Leader award in 2019.

Matthew Flann
Managing Director, Pennard Vets

Speaker Matthew Flann Managing Director, Pennard Vets

Matthew graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1999 and is now Managing Director of Pennard Vets. Recently, Pennards has become one of the only practices in the UK to have been transfered into employee ownership.


Matthew will speak at VetForum on the benefits of employee ownership trusts as an alternative strategy for growth.

Mark Gill
Operations Director, Goddard Vet Group

Testimonial Mark Gill Operations Director, Goddard Vet Group

What a corker of an event! I must admit to having been a little sceptical that the three days out of the office would be a good use of my time, but I need not have worried. The ‘speed dating’ is nothing short of genius. It forced focused conversations that cut to the chase and forced an assessment of the opportunity that is not replicated in any other forum I have come across. I leave feeling enthusiastic about the commercial opportunities and I would be very surprised if I don’t do business with several of the companies I met. At least two of the companies I feel most enthusiastic about have previously approached me to meet at my office and I have declined, feeling that there was unlikely to be anything worth pursuing. 

Craig Evans
General Manager, iM3

Testimonial Craig Evans General Manager, iM3

I was sitting opposite a key contact last night – someone I have tried to email for months – and it's fantastic, because I have had more time with him over the past day than I have ever had with him, meaning we have actually created a relationship. That is worth millions. That meeting alone was worth the price.

Ideas worth sharing

Ignite Sessions Ideas worth sharing

Short, sharp, insightful sessions to ignite your curiosity.

Supplier snapshots

Elevator Pitches Supplier snapshots

Fast-paced, 45-second insights from innovative suppliers.

Register below to attend this event.

Suppliers Register online

Vet Groups Register online

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Have any questions?

+44 20 8222 8837

Event Partners

Global 4 Communications

Global 4 Communications are an award winning supplier and installer of market leading business telephone systems for an array of company sectors.

The venue

VetForum will take place in the UK for the first time at the De Vere Cotswold Hotel. Set amongst 152 lakes, this is a place where modern design effortlessly combines with its natural surroundings. Wood, Cotswolds stone and glass are seamlessly integrated to create light, airy and contemporary lakeside spaces to make every event extraordinary. 

Get in touch with us

+44 (0)20 8222 8837


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