LFAVS-Liverpool Farm Animal Veterinary Society is a branch of a nationwide vet student society for any students who have an interest in farm animal veterinary science. We run a variety of events featuring all things farm related so watch this space if you want to get involved.
Last year we held a range of interesting evening talks, farm walks and lunchtime seminars run by industry professionals and academics. We host one or two talks per month, usually on Thursday evenings (talks often have free pizza and drinks). This year we have a variety of exciting talks already planned which include topics such as Genomic breeding, dairy nutrition, The Vital 90 Days and many more. We also organise useful practicals and farm walks in the surrounding area (with a detour to the pub on the way home!). In addition, this year the national FAVS congress will be held in Liverpool in February. Vet students from all over the UK will travel to Liverpool for a weekend packed full of talks, practicals and a black tie dinner. It is a weekend not to be missed!!
Whether you’re already mad keen for farm animals or still open to anything, being a member of LFAVS brings some brilliant opportunities for discussions with industry professionals, EMS placement ideas and developing practical skills.
Every year, FAVS students from all vet schools descend on one vet school for Congress: a fun weekend of talks, practical sessions and a black tie dinner. Last year it took place in Nottingham, with twenty-five attendees from Liverpool. The weekend was packed full of interesting lectures in the morning and useful practicals in the afternoon. With a wide variety of classes, from alpaca medicine to BVD, there was something for everyone. On the Saturday evening there was a formal dinner followed by a good old vet school ceilidh and then the disco carried on until the early hours, with some older farm vet experts showing us some serious dance moves. There were also trade stands which were a good opportunity to meet industry experts & speak to vets about a wide variety of areas of the industry, providing invaluable information about potential career paths after graduation.
Liverpool is yet to host FAVS congress but with the society growing every year, it is something that isn't too far in the future (maybe even 2017!).
There is a £5 lifetime membership fee, which helps us cover the cost of practicals. This can be paid in cash to any of the committee (listed below), or by bank transfer to: Liverpool University Veterinary Society Sort code: 20-51-01 Account number: 63420353 Please make the reference ‘FAVS’ followed by your name.