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British Veterinary Association statement on second year of badger cull pilots in England

BVA comments on Defra's report and supporting data of the independently audited results of the second year of the badger cull pilots in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire alongside advice from the Defra Chief Veterinary Officer and the Biosecurity Action Plan announcing a future consultation on further cattle measures to control bovine TB.


Don’t let Christmas lunch turn into a dog’s dinner, warn leading vets

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) are urging pet owners to watch out for potential hazards to their pets this Christmas.


BVA hails Welsh Assembly dog breeding legislation as model for UK

BVA has welcomed the Welsh government’s new Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014 that will enhance dog breeding and address issues with puppy farming.


Vets’ £1,300 donation brings Christmas cheer to Hounds For Heroes

Allen Parton, the Gulf War veteran who founded Hounds for Heroes, and assistance dogs EJ and Rookie received a warm welcome at the BVA's HQ on Wednesday 10 December 2014 when the Hounds for Heroes team paid a visit to collect a cheque for £1,300.


Vet Futures guest blogger says women are less prepared to take on veterinary

In the first Vet Futures guest blog Professor Colette Henry, Head of Department of Business Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology, argues that women are “simply less prepared to come forward to take on business leadership roles” and states that, as the veterinary profession becomes increasingly female, this raises serious concerns.


New dog strategy launched in parliament

A Parliamentary working group for Animal Welfare, including the BVA, has set out its recommendations for improving dog welfare under the next Government.

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