Working Groups

Extra-mural studies working group

The Extra-mural Studies Working Group (EMSWG) has been convened by BVA Policy Committee to develop the BVA vision for the delivery of EMS.

Find out more information about the working group's scope and remit


  • Liz Mossop – Chair
  • Malcolm Morley – BVA Junior Vice President
  • Sally Everitt – BVA Policy Committee
  • Madeleine Campbell  BVA Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel
  • Calum McIntyre – Association of Veterinary Students
  • Andrew Parker – Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons
  • Jason Aldiss – Veterinary Public Health Association
  • Osiris Ointa/ Joana Crisostomo/ Anthony Ridge – Association of Government Veterinarians
  • Elysé Smith – BVA Council Recent Graduate Representative
  • Hannah Perrin – Veterinary Management Group
  • Alex Gorman – British Veterinary Chronic Illness Support
  • Clare Owen – Vet Schools Council
  • John Remnant – Clinical Lecturer in Farm Animal Health and Production

Upcoming meetings:

  • Meeting 3: Friday 6 May 2022 9am-1pm
  • Meeting 4: Wednesday 22 June 2022 1pm-5pm
  • Meeting 5: Tuesday 26 July 2022 11am-3pm

Principle and emerging themes 

The principles and emerging themes document records the broad principles emerging from the working group discussions, key points underpinning each principle, and some associated DRAFT recommendations. This document will be added to and changed as the work of the group progresses. It is an iterative process that will develop into the final position.

Next steps 

Review of emerging themes by Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel, Policy Committee and BVA Council at their next meetings.


We welcome comments via our Policy Officer, Michael McGilligan