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BVA Welsh Branch represents our members in Wales. It brings together representatives of our specialist divisions, Government, academic institutions, and research organisations in Wales to address the veterinary issues and represent the interests of BVA members in Wales.
We champion the interests of the veterinary profession in Wales; promote BVA in Wales; and gather consensus views of BVA members in Wales to feed into BVA policy and campaigns.
We provide a strong voice for vets in Wales on issues from recruitment and retention to animal health and welfare. We regularly engage with the Welsh Government, the National Farmers Union and the Farmers Union of Wales, and Welsh animal welfare organisations to advocate for our members’ views and interests.
We also work with partners, including specialist divisions, to promote meetings and events of relevance to our members, and CPD provided by the specialist divisions.
If you’re a BVA member living in Wales, you’ll automatically be a member of Welsh Branch. Here’s how you can get involved:
Your two Wales representatives on BVA Council are Welsh Branch President Gwen Rees and Regional Representative for Wales James Taylor. Get in touch with Gwen and James to discuss the veterinary policy issues that matter to you. You can do this via email or catch up with them in person at events.
It’s not all about work! Keep an eye out for invitations to upcoming member events and CPD sessions.
Keep an eye out for your twice yearly e-news round-up to stay up to date with BVA Welsh branch activity and upcoming events.
Welsh Branch Council
Welsh Branch Council regularly discusses veterinary issues, as they relate to Wales, to reach a consensus view on those issues, which is fed into BVA to assist in formulating policy. All specialist divisions have the opportunity to attend Welsh Branch Council. If your division is not currently represented and would like to attend, please contact [email protected].
To learn more about the work of the Welsh Branch, including meeting papers and consultation responses, please contact [email protected]
Sustainable Farming Scheme Working Group
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