VetSoc (SB)

Vet Soc is SB’s largest and most active society and our aim is to promote community spirit amongst our members and involvement in the wider veterinary profession. We currently have 'Gold Status' and we were shortlisted for a National Societies Award in the catergory 'Course society' in 2018 and were award runner up in the same catagory in 2019! 

Through our great sponsors we are able to offer a variety of awesome events throughout the year at bargain prices. We try to provide a range of events to cater for all tastes and give a chance for Vet students to get together to unwind and have fun outside the Vet School.

Vet Soc has more to offer than just social events. Our Clinical Club provides a range of talks from specialists in numerous areas of the veterinary profession. With around 2 talks per week there are sure to be some that capture your interest (and they usually come complete with pizza and drinks) - FREE to Vet Soc Members.

Membership of VetSoc automatically makes you a member of the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS)  and the International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA).

The Nottingham Farm Animal Veterinary Society (NFAVS), Nottingham Small Animal Veterinary Society (NSAVS) and Nottingham Equine Veterinary Society (NEVS), are our other subsocieties. These subcommittee's organise talks and practicals around the different animal species. They also run trips such as Ascot Champions Days, Badminton Horse Trials, Farm walks, Greyhound Racing and many, many more! We recommend you try to attend events from each sub committee, as this can be beneficial to find out which career path you may be interested in! Membership is free to any fully-paid VetSoc member.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in VetSoc, from attending our many events to helping on the committee and getting to know other members. The Big Vet Little Vet Scheme (BVLV) is a great way for freshers to meet some of our current students.
We have a Welfare rep, and more recently an LGBTQ+ REP in our society. We believe it is important to look after our students welfare throughout their time at univeristy and we also want to equip students with resilience so that they can look after themselves when they graduate and begin to work. We hold an annual welfare week for all students on campus so come along and cuddle some dogs or try some yoga! Due to their great success in welfare weeks we now run regular fixtures of mental health first aid training and craft sessions.

There's plenty of ways to get involved, so we hope you join our society today and we can't wait to see you at future events this year!

 

VetSoc (SB) Events

Vet Soc offers a huge range of events that are sure to suit all tastes. Vet Soc members benefit from discounted tickets plus exclusive members-only events. There are loads of ways to get involved and we are always looking for new events and traditions to promote integration between year groups  

Vet Ball

The annual Vet Ball is the highlight of the Vet Soc social calendar. The evening includes champagne reception, 3 course evening meal, live band and live DJ set! Discounts on tickets for Vet Soc members. 

The theme for last year was The Greatest Showman and included many suprise guests!

Plans are well underway for Vet Ball 2020, please see the events section on the right hand side for more details!



Vet Soc runs a range of socials to allow our members to get together to unwind and have fun away from the Vet School.

Highlights of our social calendar include:

  • Vet Soc Boat Party– The name explains it all - spend your evening on a 3 hour boat trip on the river Trent. This event was held for the first time in May 2012 and is a tradition in the making (8 years!)
  • Ward Round 

This is an event that we take part in every year, we compete against all the other medical courses in the university and THE VETS HAVE NEVER BEEN BEATEN. 
 

Vet Revue

The Vet Schools annual satire production put on by members of the 3rd year and supported by Vet Soc. An event NOT to be missed!

Halfway Weekend

Halfway weekend is a Notts Vet School tradition to celebrate reaching the halfway point of your veterinary training. The format for the weekend is determined by the organising committee and in the past has included outdoor pursuits, formal dinners and karaoke! The weekend marks a real milestone and is certainly a weekend to remember. Discount tickets are available to Vet Soc members only!

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is sure to be jam packed with events organised by the week one team. 

In Welcome Week we host our BVLV hog-roast. More information on this can be found under the BVLV tab.
 
Freshers should pop down to the freshers fair to meet their committee for their first year and sign up to join VetSoc!

BVLV

The BigVetLittleVet scheme for Nottingham VetSoc allows first year students to be paired with second year students. The second years provide advice and answers any questions the first year students have. We also organize a BVLV event, to encourage students to get to know eachother better and to spend some time with their BigVets.

Charity

We spend a lot of our time as a society raising money for charity. This year we raised money for the PDSA through tough farmer, our version of tough mudder! Students leaped over hay bales and slid down a slip and slide to complete the 3k fun run. We raised over £300 for the PDSA.

Annually we put together a team of students to run the Ikano Robin Hood half and full marathon. Here we raise proceeds Vets in the community, a charity based within the vet school which provides free vet care to the pets of the homeless community of Nottingham. Last year we raised over £2000 and this year we intend to make that number even bigger!

For the past two years with the help of other students Vet Soc have co-ordinated the Vet School's Naked Calender.  Last year it was a great sucess with around £2000 raised for MIND, a mental health charity that we frequently support and this year we are hoping to raise even more!! 

 

Welfare 

VetSoc aim to raise awareness for students and veterinary professionals who have mental health conditions. Our welfare rep hosts Welfare week which includes a 'Well-fair' and many different sessions e.g. free sports and yoga sessions and for the last two years we have collaberated with SBRFC to organise an intersocieties Touch Rubgy Tournament (the most competitive sporting event on SB).

We also run welfare events through out the year which include sports, craft sessions and mental healh first aid training.

LGBTQ+ rep

LGBTQ+ rep was a new addition to the committee in 18/19. Since then we have hosted cake sales in aid of LGBTQ+ awareness month, Ru Pauls Drag Race viewing evening and we have plenty of future talks and events planned. 

 

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Events


VetSoc (SB) Graduation Ball 2020
24th July 7pm - 1am
Colwick Hall
Time to celebrate 5 long years of hard work... Let's have a 'ball' before we all enter the "real world"!!

Committee


5th Year Representative
Stephanie Ellen Seal
General Secretary
Hannah Louise Flanagan
Junior AVS Rep
Emily Bethan Ralph
Junior Social Secretary
Ruth Hamill
LGBT Officer
Amelia Foo
NEVS April Cohort Officer
Isabelle Louise Sanderson
NEVS Coordinator
Archie Moffat
NEVS Sub-Coordinator
Madeleine Price
NFAVS Coordinator
Joshua Henry
NFAVS Sub-Coordinator
William David Golding
NSAVS Coordinator
Jack Thomas Johnson
NSAVS Sub-Coordinator
Amy Hartnup
President
James Heale
Publicity and Communications Officer
Molly Spalding
Senior AVS Rep
Imogen Serjeant
Senior IVSA Rep
Sophie Griffin
Senior Social Secretary
Jason Merron
Treasurer
Erin Burnett
Welfare Officer
Fergus James Mitchell
 

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