I've booked on the "Vetquest" 1 day conference at Bristol University, in March 2009, and had a letter through the post today confirming my place :D I'm going with 2 other friends from school.
I also had a letter through the post today saying that planning permission for another vets around the corner from me has been approved! It's at a craft centre, and at the moment there is already an animal feed shop there. So there are now 2 brand new vets opening, within a few miles of each other in different directions.
I went up the the feed shop to ask what they think will be happening next, and they knew it had been proposed, but didn't know it had been approved! It could take a few years to build and get open, they said.