Latest news

Search by:

Keep corn on the cob away from your dog, urge vets

We are advising anyone having a barbecue this summer to keep corn cobs and discarded kebab skewers away from inquisitive pets to avoid serious and potentially fatal injuries, after survey results showed that a quarter of companion animal vets had treated pets for injuries caused by barbecues last summer.


Celebrated Indian vet and parasitologist to deliver keynote speech at BVA Members’ Day

Professor Abdul Rahman, an eminent vet, parasitologist and founder trustee of Rabies in Asia, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at our 2019 Members’ Day on 19 September.


Wildlife photo experts join judges in finding 2019’s best veterinary shutterbug

Zoologist and wildlife photographer, Victoria Hillman and Guardian Picture Editor, Eric Hilaire are set to join an expert panel of judges for this year’s British Veterinary Association (BVA) Veterinary Photographer of the Year Award.


Rise in toxic blue green algae cases prompts vet warning

There has been an increase in reports of toxic blue green algae in several locations across the UK this summer. We are advising pet owners to take extra precautions while walking their dogs in the vicinity of affected water bodies


BVA encourages vets to discuss electric containment fences with clients to improve animal welfare

We are encouraging vets to speak to their livestock and equine clients about containment fences, helping them to ensure they’re always used responsibly and safely. The BVA position on the use of electric containment fences in livestock and horses, launched this week, recognises that containment fences are currently a necessary option for many clients but makes several recommendations on how to limit their potential harm to animals and humans.


Vets welcome parliamentary inquiry into puppy smuggling

BVA has welcomed the launch of the EFRA committee inquiry into puppy smuggling, which will consult on tougher controls on pet imports, the impact of Lucy’s Law, and whether the UK’s demand for puppies can be met through domestic breeding

Media Resources

  • Picture Gallery

    Gallery thumbnail
  • Watch Veterinary View

    A series of news and current affairs-style short films for and about the veterinary profession.

    Watch Veterinary View

  • Media guide for vets

    Our media guide offers simple tips and advice to help you achieve local media coverage for your practice.

    Media guide for vets