Veterinary students

If you're studying to become a vet then by joining BVA you'll receive additional support to help you achieve your goal

Student members can join at a heavily subsidised rate and receive all of our benefits including:

  • the opportunity to have your say on the issues you care about within the veterinary profession
  • support throughout your career
  • professional development and training
  • money saving offers and discounts

Extra benefits for student members

Free EMS insurance

Going out on EMS each year can be stressful enough without having to worry about what will happen if you have an accident while on your placement. BVA provides free EMS insurance cover for every BVA student member.

EMS insurance leaflet

View the full policy wording here

Discounted travel insurance

As a BVA member, you are eligible for fantastic discounts on specialist travel insurance, which includes cover for working and EMS abroad, through BVA's insurance and financial affinity partner Lloyd & Whyte.

Student guides

BVA provides all members with guidance and support throughout their professional life. For students we have created a guide for getting the most from your EMS experience.

Making the most of EMS

If you are travelling or working abroad you should purchase travel insurance and cover while you are working abroad.

Travel grants

The BVA offers 4 annual student travel grants for research and the improvement of animal welfare, especially in the developing world.

Find out more

Association of Veterinary Students

The Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) is the specialist student division of BVA. AVS is the representational body for all vet students across the UK and Ireland and contributes the student perspective to BVA Council.

The AVS committee is made up of student representatives from each of the UK and Ireland vet schools. BVA and AVS work together to conduct the largest survey of veterinary medicine students in the UK and Ireland using the results to lobby on and represent the views of those members who are the future of the profession.

International Veterinary Students' Association

The International Veterinary Students' Association (IVSA) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation run by volunteer veterinary students from around the world.

IVSA represents approximately 35,000 veterinary students throughout the world and is actively involved in organising student exchange programmes.

The UK exchange offficer is Lindsey Carruthers: littlelinzvet@hotmail.com

Further information

Association of Veterinary Students (AVS)

International Students Assocation (IVSA)