Tickets are now on sale for the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA‘s) Animal Welfare Foundation’s (AWF) annual discussion forum.

The event, which the association says will be packed full of expert speakers and key animal welfare debates, will also celebrate 40 years of work by the AWF.

The discussion forum will take place on June 6, 2023, at One Birdcage Walk in Westminster.

The association said there will be plenty of opportunities to network at the event and enjoy celebratory drinks with the appearance of guest speakers.

“The event, which is open to the whole veterinary community, animal welfare professionals, students and policy makers, will host expert speakers who will delve into key cross-species welfare topics, including technology, environmental sustainability, diet and welfare and human behaviour change,” the BVA said.

AWF’s chair of trustees, Julian Kupfer, said: “AWF’s discussion forum is always an energetic, insightful and inspirational debate. It provides veterinary professionals with an important, safe space to explore and engage with often difficult issues, such as contentious subjects like overtreatment and the link between human and animal abuse.

“The forum provides delegates with the opportunity to deepen and evolve their understanding of animal welfare as well as being a vital catalyst for action.

“As AWF celebrates its 40th anniversary, we look forward to sharing our reflections of the past four decades and the important work of the foundation.”

BVA president Malcolm Morley added: “The Animal Welfare Foundation’s discussion forum is a unique opportunity to network with and hear from experts from across the veterinary and animal welfare sector as well as discuss and debate key issues and concerns.

“The foundation has done so much good in the past 40 years, so this is not only a chance to celebrate an amazing milestone but also to reflect on the difference the charity has made and how it can continue to fight for future improvements to animal welfare.”