Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel

The Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel (EWAP) is a standing committee of BVA Council and exists to advise the Policy Committee (PC) and policy working groups on ethical and welfare issues to consider in the development of policy on all veterinary policy matters, including animal health and welfare, public health, and veterinary professional issues.

Panel members

EWAP is composed of a total of eight members including:

  • at least 5 independent MRCVS members appointed via the Nominations and Awards Group (NAG)
  • at least 1 RVN appointed via NAG
  • at least 1 lay member appointed via NAG

All members of EWAP have demonstrable experience/expertise and/or qualifications in one or more of the following disciplines:

  • animal welfare science
  • veterinary and animal ethics
  • animal welfare law

EWAP is currently chaired by the BVA Junior Vice President. A Chair and Deputy Chair will be elected at the meeting on 24 May 2017.

EWAP meetings

EWAP normally meets 3 times per year. See the BVA committee calendar for dates.

First meeting of EWAP - meeting minutes, 9 November 2016

Get involved

BVA committee vacancies usually come up annually. For more information about how you can get involved please contact