BVA specialist divisions

In this section you can search for the British Veterinary Association (BVA) specialist divisions

Our 21 specialist divisions represent the whole spectrum of species and specialities within veterinary science.

Find a division's information and website/ contact details

Association of Government Veterinarians

Membership of the AGV is open to all veterinary surgeons permanently in any part of the United Kingdom Civil Service -

Contact: – 01743 441 060

Association of Veterinarians in Industry

AVI represents the interests of members working in commercial appointments, primarily pharmaceutical and allied industries. It provides a discussion forum, in addition to producing an annual salary survey. More information >> 

AVI Secretariat Office: c/o JCA Media Group
Tel: 01449 722772

Association of Veterinary Students

Represents all UK and Dublin veterinary students and aims to improve undergraduate education through student liaison. AVS continues to bring together all UK veterinary students to further this aim -

Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work

These division represents those teaching veterinary science in the UK and Irish veterinary schools, as well as those engaged in veterinary research in its broadest sense in universities, research institutes and industry -

Contact:  - Web:

British Cattle Veterinary Association

The association is involved with all aspects of cattle veterinary matters and is consulted by many organisations for informed opinion -

Contact: - 01452 260125 

British Equine Veterinary Association

BEVA's objectives are to promote veterinary and allied sciences relating to the welfare of the horse, to encourage the interested veterinary surgeon, and to promote a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas -


British Small Animal Veterinary Association

BSAVA was established to foster and promote the interests of all veterinarians concerned with small animal practice, teaching and research. It has developed into a major association and now has charity status -


British Veterinary Hospitals Association

The BVHA actively promotes high standards of patient care through improvements in the design, management and equipment of veterinary hospitals. Full membership is open to any RCVS-approved veterinary hospital. Associate membership is open to any other UK practice or individual involved in the veterinary profession -


British Veterinary Poultry Association

The BVPA encompasses all matters poultry - breeding and hatching, welfare, research and development. The poultry industry is a leading agricultural industry and veterinary input is vital in this specialised and technical field -


British Veterinary Zoological Society

BVZS is involved in almost every aspect of the care and welfare of wild animals. It is recognised as having responsibilty for exotic pets, companion avian species, zoo animals and wildlife -


Fish Veterinary Society

The purpose of FVS is to provide a forum for members of the veterinary profession who have an interest in promoting the health and well being of fish by discussion of fish health care and problems and the exchange of professional and scientific information between members -


Goat Veterinary Society

Founded in 1979 to promote interest in and improve knowledge of goats in the veterinary profession -

Contact: - 01531 820074 

Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association

LAVA deals with the veterinary care and all aspects of the welfare of laboratory animals. It helps to ensure that vets are properly equipped to look after experimental animals -

Contact: Web:

Pig Veterinary Society

The aims of the society are to enhance knowledge and understanding of pig disease and herd health and in the areas of management, husbandry, economics and welfare -


Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Membership is open to serving or retired members of the RAVC who are BVA members.


Sheep Veterinary Society

Aims to promote sheep health and welfare and provides a forum for discussions and advice on sheep matters -


Society of Greyhound Veterinarians

This society is concerned with the health and welfare of the racing greyhound -

Contact: Michael Watts - Email:

Society for the Study of Animal Breeding

This society aims for the advancement of knowledge of all aspects of animal breeding and the fostering of fellowship and discussion on the subject of animal breeding.

Tel: 01270 616616

Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons

Provides advice, information and practical guidance for vets working in general practice -

Veterinary Deer Society

Members are involved with the management and diseases of wild and captive deer -

Contact : Thomas Alexander –

Veterinary Public Health Association

Concerned with all aspects of the production of food of animal origin and the improvement of animal welfare -