BVA champions, supports, and empowers more than 19,000 vets of all ages, stages, and disciplines.

As the largest membership community for the veterinary profession in the UK, we champion, support, and empower more than 19,000 vets of all ages, stages, and disciplines.

What we do

We’re making sure that our members' work is understood and valued by the public, that they’re supported to grow and thrive both personally and professionally, and that their expertise is heard and respected by the people shaping our national policies.

Why? Because vets are exceptional professionals who play an essential role in society. Investing in vets directly affects the health and welfare of the animals they care for – and protecting the wellbeing of our animal population is good for the animals, good for the planet, and good for the people who live on it.

This work is only possible because of the size, strength, and passion of our community.

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Over 19,000 BVA members

2,000 members on our Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey panel

How we make decisions

BVA's overarching structure includes the BVA Board - responsible for corporate and financial governance, and BVA Council - responsible for setting policy direction.

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BVA Officer team

BVA Officers are the face of the Association and sit on both Council and Board. They are elected at the Annual General Meeting to serve 3 years - one each as Junior Vice President, President, and Senior Vice President.

BVA Officers

Our vision

A strong, respected, and diverse veterinary profession in which vets are fulfilled and play a leading role in animal health and welfare, public health, and sustainability.

Our mission

We are the leading body representing, supporting, and championing the whole UK veterinary profession.

Our values

Our work is guided by our values. We are:

  • Responsive: We listen to our members and put their needs at the heart of everything we do
  • Collaborative: We believe the veterinary profession is stronger when we speak with one voice, so we always seek to work with others
  • Influential: We use our members’ expertise to bring about change and shape public debate
  • Proactive: We are ambitious for our members and seek opportunities to campaign on their behalf
  • Evidence-led: From our journals to our policy development, we put evidence at the core of what we do
  • Open, honest, and transparent: In our dealings with our members, staff, and stakeholders
  • Inclusive: We respect diversity and promote equality in everything we do
  • Innovative: As a not-for-profit organisation we invest our income in finding new and better ways to support our members and provide value for money
  • Leading: We provide strong and progressive leadership for the veterinary profession

See our equality and diversity policy

Read our environmental policy and our sustainable travel policy.

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Our plans and reports

Our strategic plan 2021-23

Our annual reports

Our objectives and powers are in our BVA Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Other documents for members including our annual accounts can be found on the MyBVA member dashboard (member login required).

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Our central London Georgian headquarters provides a unique experience for your event. Newly refurbished, our grade ll listed townhouse offers contemporary luxury and state of the art AV facilities combined with our historical heritage.

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Got a question about BVA membership?

Contact the membership team on 020 7908 6350 or email [email protected]

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