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Keith Entwistle Memorial Lecture 2016

Keith Entwistle Memorial Lecture 2016


The Keith Entwistle Memorial Lecture was held on the 26th February, with Doug Allan speaking about his experiences as a renowned wildlife cameraman who has been at the head of some of the top BBC documentaries, including The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life, Human Planet and Frozen Planet. It was a fantastic event and we were all gripped listening to his stories of filming humpback whales, polar bears and their cubs in the Arctic and weddle seals in the Antarctic! Thank you so much to Doug for travelling to come speak to us, you have inspired us all!


Welfare Lunch

Welfare Lunch

CUVS are putting on a FREE WELFARE LUNCH for all clinical years this Friday!

A lovely speaker from VetLife will be coming to give us a short talk about what they do for the vet profession, and there will also be a bake sale (yay cake!) so bring your pennies along so we can support their amazing work.


Where?: LT2

When?: This Friday (26th)

What time?: 12:45pm for lunch and cake, 1pm for the talk

Also please keep filling in the welfare survey to let CUVS know how you feel about the vet school, the support offered and what you would like to see done about it:
Vets vs Medics Sports Weekend 2016

Vets vs Medics Sports Weekend 2016

After an epic weekend of vet vs medic sport the scores are in and the vets have smashed it again, thoroughly beating the medics and continuing our vets vs medics sports day winning streak! Thanks to everyone who played, we had a great win!

Mixed Hockey: 3-1 to the vets

Mixed Football: 4-6 to the medics

Tennis: Men’s singles 7-5 to the vets

Tennis: Women’s singles 6-3 to the vets

Mixed Lacrosse: 0-2 to the medics

Ladies Netball: 14-7 to the vets

Mixed Netball: medics conceded  and a friendly match was played: vets won

Squash: 2-1 to the vets

Badminton: we conceded so the medics won

Rugby: vets won!

Overall: a cracking win for the vets, beating the medics in 7 sports and only defeated in 3

Dinner Dance 2016

Dinner Dance 2016

The Cambridge University Veterinary Society are delighted to invite you to the CUVS Annual Dinner Dance 2016. Walk down the red carpet and join us for “A Night At The Oscars” at the Cambridge Guildhall on Friday the 4th of March.

The evening will begin with a champagne reception on the Guildhall Balcony from 6.15pm, followed by a three course Black-Tie dinner in the Large Hall. We are excited to announce an incredible post-dinner line-up of Cambridge Footlights Smoker stand-up comedians, Cambridge Jazz/Funk band Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble, followed by a DJ set from Strawberries and Creem veteran Frazer Robinson until 1.30am. Oscar themed cocktails and other drinks deals will be provided by a La Raza bar throughout the night in the adjacent Small Hall.

Drinking tickets will include a glass of champagne and half a bottle of red or white wine with dinner.

CUVS Members: £50 Drinking  // £45 Non-Drinking

CUVS Non-Members: £54 Drinking // £49 Non-Drinking

Keith Entwistle 2016

Keith Entwistle 2016

CUVS is pleased to invite you to this year’s Keith Entwistle Memorial Lecture and Dinner, on the 26th February 2016.

The speaker is Doug Allan, a renowned wildlife cameraman who has been at the head of some of the top BBC documentaries, including The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life, Human Planet and Frozen Planet. The talk is entitled: “Teeth and Claws, or Cute and Cuddly?”. It will be held at McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College. The lecture theatre is found through the archway of the Eagle pub on Bene’t Street. Signs will be posted (NB: change of venue from original email!). Please aim to arrive at 5:45pm for a 6pm start.

Ever been watching a documentary and wondered: ‘How on Earth did they get that shot?’ Come along and hear about some of Doug’s most exciting adventures and the stories behind the footage. His inspirational camerawork has included more than 5000 hours of underwater diving and 650 dives under ice and has taken him to some of the most hostile places in the world. Here’s a little taster of what’s in store…

For more details, head on over to our Keith Entwistle page.

Sponsors of the CUVS Dinner Dance 2016

Sponsors of the CUVS Dinner Dance 2016

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The CUVS Committee are proud to present Burns Pet Nutrition as the exclusive Platinum Sponsor of the CUVS Dinner Dance 2016.


We are also excited to announce the British Veterinary Association as Silver Sponsors of the CUVS Dinner Dance 2016.

The event will be held on Friday 4th of March. Please note that this is the second to last Friday, and not the last Friday of Lent term as Dinner Dance often is on.

The new (central Cambridge) venue, entertainment line-up and ticketing details will be released shortly, but for now save the date!

Vet Panto 2015: The Lord of the Ringworm

Vet Panto 2015: The Lord of the Ringworm

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This year’s production is ‘THE LORD OF THE RINGWORM’… Watch the trailer here:

WHEN: Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd December 7.30 (doors open 7pm so get down early for a good seat)
WHERE: super comfy LT1 at the vet school
WHAT: a hilarious performance, chances to win big prizes in our raffle, a mince pie AND mulled wine (and £1 of your ticket & all raffle money will go straight to the Vet School Trust)

1) (students) pay your year rep directly
2) pay by bank transfer- to CUVS, with your NAME and number 1, 2, or 3 (for the 1st, 2nd or 3rd of December) so we know which night you’d like to come to! If your whole name won’t fit just make it obvious who you are so we can put you on the list!
OR 3) pop a cheque for £5 made payable to CUVS with your name and number 1,2 or 3 on the back in Ellie Hornsby’s pigeon hole at the vet school
(Tickets MAY be available (for £6) on the door)

Rehearsals are well under way and we’re so so excited to get this show on the road!

Vet Freshers Week 2015

Vet Freshers Week 2015

Now is the time for vet freshers week!

Monday 12th October – Sports Day: Join us on Jesus Green at 5:30pm for a lacrosse throw around and some rounders. It’s a great way to meet other vets and all years are welcome! Plus it’s a perfect introduction to vet sports, we’ll even have some of our legendary cow print tops..

Tuesday 13th October – Pub Crawl: it’s time for the annual vet pub crawl! This is an event not to be missed, with the vets taking over Cambridge in truly glorious style. Meet on Tuesday 13th October at 7:45pm between Great St. Mary’s and Senate House to be divided into teams and go on a tour of some of Cambridge’s best drinking establisments, culminating in the watering hole that is Spoons before we hit Cindies. There will be challenges on the way so get excited. Animal fancy dress is compulsory, so dust off those tiger onesies, bat wing binbags and zebra stripes. There will, of course, be non-drinking options available at all pubs and no pressure to drink. Join the facebook event here:

Friday 23rd October – Cherry Party: tickets are now on sale! £9 for CUVS members and £12 for non-members. Please pay your year rep by cash or cheque, or do a bank transfer (name and year as reference, eg davidmelleney5). Cheques payable to CUVS, with your name, year, CRSID and college written on the back. Each ticket will include one free drink (pint of lager, glass of red/white wine, gin/vodka and mixers or non-alcoholic equivalent). The event will run from 9pm until 2am on, so no need to queue for a club after and arrive before 10pm to claim your free drink token. Held in the Union Society Building, the Cherry Party is on Friday the 23rd October and tickets are limited on a first come first serve basis.

The dancefloor in the Union Blue Room will be graced with sounds from the legendary DJ Cryptix. With four years of playing Cambridge club nights, ents and over twenty May Balls, Cryptix is renowned for his old-school garage and motown sets. The 1815 bar will be serving drinks at reasonable prices, even cheaper for Union members, so don’t forget your union card! Back 2 Skool fancy dress theme compulsory, as ever.