Our structure

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee (PC) is a standing committee of BVA Council and exists to advise Council on all veterinary policy matters, including animal health and welfare, public health, and veterinary professional issues. PC sets up working groups on proactive policy work. PC receives advice from the Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel (EWAP).

PC is currently chaired by Iain Richards.

Policy committee members

PC is composed of:

  • 2 Officers (including the Junior Vice President)
  • 8 independent members appointed via the Nominations and Awards Group (NAG), including at least 1 recent graduate (up to 8 years qualified)
  • Chair of the Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel (EWAP) or his/her alternate
  • Across the whole committee we also have members with a mix of experience and expertise within the range of veterinary work.
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Under Our Care Working Group

The Under Our Care Working Group has been convened by Policy Committee to develop the BVA position on ‘under care’, emergency first aid and out of hours provision, and the associated role of telemedicine (including but not limited to remote prescribing), in response to the RCVS review.

Make a difference by joining our policy committee

Our policy committee needs passionate members of the veterinary community to advise BVA Council on policy matters and help develop policy positions. Take a look at our vacancies and find out how to apply.