BVA ensures the veterinary voice is heard in the Welsh Assembly and Government. We provide briefings and information to Assembly Members, Ministers, and officials, and we work closely with our Honorary Associate Member AMs from all political parties.

Our manifesto for Wales 2016–2021

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We have launched our manifesto for the 2016 national elections, urging incoming assembly members to take action on animal health and welfare as part of a One Health government agenda in Wales. We’ve also collated a snapshot of key commitments from the main parties’ election manifestos affecting animal health and welfare issues.

Sheep on moorland

Compulsory microchipping in Wales from 6 April 2016

As part of the Microchipping Alliance BVA secured legislation to ensure all dogs are microchipped in Wales from 6 April 2016. Let your clients know about the change in the law by downloading our waiting room poster (190 KB PDF)                                                                               

Focus on Wales’ vets of tomorrow and BVA manifesto at annual Welsh Dinner

BVA welcomed the newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths alongside Assembly Members, Welsh Government representatives and key stakeholders to the annual Welsh dinner in Cardiff on 21 June. BVA President’s speech highlighted the new veterinary training hub and highlighted policy recommendations from BVA’s manifesto for Wales, which launched in the run up to the Welsh Assembly election. 

BVA President at Welsh dinner 2015

Campaign to end non-stun slaughter

BVA has led the campaign for an end to non-stun slaughter to improve the welfare of millions of animals in abattoirs. Sign the online Welsh Government petition, write to your AM or MP using our template letters, and show your support on social media.

BVA Welsh Branch

BVA Welsh Branch exists to represent members in Wales.

  • Find your elected representatives

    Use your home or practice postcode to find out who represents you in Parliament, the devolved administrations, and the European Parliament.

  • Political support for BVA

    Every year BVA elects honorary associate members who support and champion the issues of concern to veterinary surgeons.

  • Science in Parliament

    As an associate member of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee (PSC), BVA members can access the latest Science in Parliament journal which includes a feature on Judy Macarthur Clark in the article on ‘Women in science - so what?’ on page 21.