Alumni events

Veterinary Alumni Weekend

Saturday 10 November 2018

Barrie Edwards

Join us for a weekend of social and professional development activities as part of the Veterinary Alumni Association's annual Veterinary Alumni Weekend this November.

The Alumni Association is hoping to get as many graduates involved as possible and guests are also welcome to attend the weekend's activities. This year is the 10th anniversary for the European Capital of Culture and with more events than ever in the city, it is the ideal time to come back and see Liverpool. Visit Culture Liverpool 2018 for upcoming events and see below for the alumni weekend schedule.

This year's Barrie Edwards Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Derek Knottenbelt OBE MRCVS, who was recently awarded the Inspiration Award in the 2018 RCVS honours, in recognition for inspiring generations of veterinary students, residents and specialists.

Friday 9 November 2018
Venue TBC

Meet with students from the Liverpool University Veterinary Society (LUVS) who are organising an informal get-together for students and alumni to meet, network and share experiences. Further details to follow.

Saturday 10 November 2018
Liner Hotel Liverpool

During the day you will have the opportunity to hear from a range of interesting speakers, the afternoon letures will also be of interest to non-veterinary graduates and guests.

11am – 12.30pm - Join us for either of our two separate CPD sessions, one to focus on small animals and the other on large animals with a talk followed by a Q&A with the speaker
12.30pm – 2pm - Lunch will be provided for all attendees
2pm – 3.30pm - Research roundups talks with:

  • Professor John Innes speaking on stem cell therapy
  • Professor Jonathan Rushton on the topic of food security
  • Professor Nicola Williams who will speak on antimicrobial resistance

The talks will the followed by a Q&A session with all the speakers
3.30pm – 4.30pm - The Barrie Edwards Memorial Lecture, Why we need to support the veterinary profession in the developing world, will be delivered by Professor Emeritus Derek Knottenbelt OBE, BVM&S, DVM&S, DipECEIM, DACVIM, MRCVS.
4.30pm – 5.30pm - ULVAA AGM
7pm - Meet for arrival drink
7.30pm - Dinner


CPD session, lunch and lecture (alumni): £45
CPD session, lunch and lecture (current University of Liverpool Veterinary students and guests): FREE
Afternoon lecture only: FREE
Dinner, including a drink on arrival, three course meal with half a bottle of wine: £45 each

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Accommodation is available at The Liner hotel at a cost of £155 for a double/twin room including breakfast for two. To book accommodation, please phone the reservations team at the hotel on: 0151 709 7050 and quote booking code: 1811harvey.

Car Parking

There is car parking available at the hotel on a first come, first served basis. Parking costs £2 for the day for delegates to the event and for those staying overnight in the hotel, the car parking is free. If the car park is full, there is an NCP car park close by. 

Are you organising a veterinary reunion in 2018?

The weekend is open to all Veterinary Alumni and their partners but if you are thinking of organising a reunion, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to do so. We can help contact classmates, spread the word on social media and organise tours of the campus to coincide with your reunion.

Even if you are only considering arranging a reunion, let us know as we’d love to help! You might discover that a fellow classmate is also thinking of organising a reunion. Email us on

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