Our structure

Policy Committee

Policy Committee (PC) plays a key role in the development of BVA policy across a wide range of animal health and welfare, public health, and veterinary professional issues, reporting to BVA Council. PC works closely with BVA Officers and the BVA team to:

  • develop policy positions on priority issues, working in partnership with relevant species divisions and by convening task and finish working groups
  • horizon scan for the hot topics of interest to the profession
  • recommend and approve our policy, lobbying and campaigning priorities for each Association year
  • advise on our responses to consultations from Government, the devolved administrations and other key stakeholders

Policy Committee activity 

PC is currently:

  • closely following the Competition and Markets Authority review of veterinary services for household pets and advising on our response.
  • working with the relevant divisions to produce joint positions on identified priority animal welfare problems, including the use of animals in performance sport and farrowing crates for pigs.
  • advising on the progress of two working groups, one on gene-editing and one on diet and nutrition for dogs and cats.

PC has recently:

Policy Committee members

PC is currently chaired by Alice Moore, and is composed of:

  • Eight members (including at least one recent graduate) appointed by the Nominations and Awards Group
  • Chair of the Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel
  • Three members appointed by our Branches in the devolved nations
  • BVA Officers
Meet the Policy Committee team

Get involved

We advertise vacancies annually, in June, via our website, social media, and member newsletter. Vacancies are open to MRCVS who also hold current BVA membership.

Across the committee we encourage a range of expertise, interests, and backgrounds. We recognise and champion the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion and we are committed to ensuring that all members have equal opportunity to contribute to our work. Read our Equality diversity and inclusion policy.

To find out more:

Or contact Amelia Findon, Policy and Governance Director [email protected]

BVA working groups

Our working groups are convened by Policy Committee to develop the BVA support the development of policy positions. Take a look at our current working groups.

Working groups