The Veterinary Green Discussion Forum

We are excited to invite you to this truly unique veterinary conference.

You are invited to The Veterinary Green Discussion Forum

Our founder and CVO Anthony Chadwick has been interested in environmental issues for over 40 years and having attended COP26, he wants to bring together influencers who can accelerate the greening of the profession so that vets and nurses can be at the vanguard of the green revolution necessary to safeguard our planet, animals and people.

During the conference, we will discuss 3 themes that are important to the veterinary profession and collaborate to formulate solutions, leading to key commitments. 

about the event

Who is this conference for?

This is a conference for anybody interested in the future of the planet. We’re particularly interested in seeing heads of sustainability, as well as other company leaders.

Do you have a passion for all things sustainability and are interested in attending? You can apply for a ticket now via the link below.

Event structure

The event will be split into four sections over 2 days. During the conference, we will discuss 3 themes that are important to the veterinary profession (climate change, resource use and biodiversity) and collaborate, network and inspire each other to make changes in our own businesses, and in the profession as a whole. Most of the time will be spent in small discussion groups dotted around the nature reserve (weather permitting).

On Thursday afternoon, there will be a brilliant opportunity to network and get to know the other attendees.

All meals and refreshments are provided, and all event profits will be donated to green charities. It is our hope that in a spirit of collegiality and collaboration we can make real progress in beginning to solve our environmental issues.


Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes is owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside. The Trust has used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife. Explore their 250-acre reserve with a network of trails and hides, and fantastic views overlooking the River Ribble.


Brockholes is an award-winning and eco-friendly conference venue. The venue incorporates the highest environmental standards and has been designed to make the most of all resources. Heating, lighting, temperature and CO2 levels are all closely monitored, fantastic insulation and ventilation helps maintain building temperatures and water consumption is minimised by using low use fittings. Heating is provided by a high efficiency, low emission biomass boiler burning locally-sourced wood fuel.


All profits from conference bookings are invested into The Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s conservation work on the nature reserve itself.

travel and hotel

How are you travelling?

We will be looking to offset all of the delegates’ travel carbon, as well as making a donation to
The Wildlife Trust. We are aiming to make this conference carbon neutral. No private jets allowed!


We recommend the Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel. It has stunning views over the beautiful River Ribble, and is within walking distance of the nature reserve.