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BVA Scottish Branch represents our members in Scotland. Working together with representatives of our specialist and territorial divisions, Government, academic institutions, and research organisations in Scotland, we address the veterinary issues and represent the interests of BVA's members in Scotland.
We champion the veterinary profession in Scotland. We provide BVA with the consensus view of members in Scotland to shape BVA policy development and advise BVA working groups on pertinent Scotland-specific issues. We also work closely with key stakeholders in Scotland to safeguard animal health and welfare.
We regularly engage with the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament on a wide range of issues to provide a strong voice for vets – from recruitment and retention in the veterinary profession to a breadth of animal health and welfare issues. We also work with stakeholders and specialist divisions to promote meetings and events that are of interest to our members.
If you're a BVA member living in Scotland, you’re automatically a member of BVA Scottish Branch. Here’s how you can get involved:
Your two Scotland representatives on BVA Council are Scottish Branch President, Kathleen Robertson, and Regional Representative for Scotland, Emma Callaghan.
Get in contact with Kathleen and Emma to discuss the veterinary policy issues that matter to you. You can do this via email at either [email protected] or [email protected]. Alternatively, feel free to have a chat with them in person if you see them at events.
We regularly respond to Government and stakeholder consultations on a range of BVA’s priority policy areas and campaigning issues in Scotland and the UK. Check what consultations we’re responding to and feed in your thoughts via [email protected]
Keep an eye out for your bi-annual e-news round up to stay up to date with BVA Scottish Branch activity and upcoming events.
Scottish Branch holds its AGM in May/June and all BVA members who live in Scotland are welcome to attend. Look out for our invitations in your inbox.
It’s not all about work! Keep an eye on your inbox for invitations to upcoming member mixers and CPD evenings.
Want more information about BVA Scottish Branch or to access meeting papers and consultation responses? Drop our Secretariat a line on [email protected] and they’ll be happy to help.
BVA Scottish Branch Council meets three times a year to discuss veterinary policy issues and arrive at a consensus opinion to feed into BVA policy development.
The Scottish Branch Council meets 3 times a year.
The Scottish Branch holds its AGM in May/June and all BVA members who live in Scotland are welcome to attend.
BVA Scottish Branch is represented on the following stakeholder groups:
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