Alumni events

Veterinary Alumni Reunion Weekend

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September 2017

ULVAA event

Veterinary graduates are invited to attend the 2017 Vets Reunion Weekend this September which will include the Barrie Edwards Memorial Lecture given by the University's former Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Lord Trees, tours of the Leahurst campus and a special gala dinner at Thornton Hall Hotel.

Friday 8 September

12.30pm – 13.45pm
Welcome with buffet lunch at the Leahurst Campus.

2pm – 3pm
'Research Round-up' talks, hear the latest veterinary research currently taking place at the University. 

3pm – 4pm
The inaugural Barrie Edwards Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Lord Trees, entitled A Peer Review: a Vet's Life in the Lords. Lord Trees will offer a unique insight into the House of Lords, his journey to becoming a life peer, and how his role as a vet contributes to the work of the House of Lords and the challenges and opportunities currently facing the veterinary profession. Lord Sandy Trees is an Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, former Dean of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool and a Crossbench member of the House of Lords. He is only the second veterinary surgeon to become a member of the House of Lords after Lord Soulsby. 

4.15pm - 5pm
University of Liverpool Veterinary Alumni Association AGM 2017.

7pm – 11pm
Join us for a special reunion dinner at the nearby Thornton Hall Hotel. The dinner is priced at just £34 per person which will include a welcome drink followed by a three course meal. The dress code for the evening is smart/lounge suit.

We have the below dinner and discounted room rates:

  • Welcome drink and reunion dinner £34pp
  • Bed, breakfast, welcome drink and reunion dinner, single room £125
  • Bed, breakfast, welcome drink and reunion dinner, double room £165

For those attending the dinner only payment will be made by booking on the link below. If you require a room at the hotel with dinner, payment must be made directly to Thornton Hall Hotel quoting your exclusive discount code for the event which is available by emailing the Alumni Relations team on

There are limited discounted rooms available and we encourage you to make your booking as soon as possible to benefit from this offer.

Saturday 9 September

10.30am – 12 noon
Join academics and members of the University of Liverpool Veterinary Alumni Association for guided tours of the Leahurst campus for an opportunity to reminisce and view the facilities available for today’s Veterinary students, including a visit to the Small Animal Teaching Hospital and Phillip Leverhulme Equine Hospital. 

Please note online bookings have now closed. To book for any or all of the above events please email

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