Last call for nominations for committee to pick future BVA Presidents

15 August 2018

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is issuing a last call for nominations for one new member to join the BVA Electoral College for a three-year term and help select members for election to officer status. Nominations are open to all BVA members who are veterinary surgeons, excluding BVA past presidents and serving division and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) officers.

The BVA Electoral College is a body of electors that assesses nominations and formally selects members for election to officer status. The three elected BVA members work with current BVA officers, a past president, Board chair and an independent chair to carry out a thorough evaluation of nominations and applications for the post of BVA Junior Vice President each year, as well as carrying out a skills gap analysis within the officer team for the following year. They ensure that BVA’s process for selecting and electing its officer team is open, fair and robust. 

British Veterinary Association President John Fishwick said:

“The Electoral College plays a crucial role in ensuring that BVA fulfils its mission to be the leading body representing, supporting and championing BVA members and the whole UK veterinary profession.

"I would encourage anyone with a passion to promote the value of the veterinary profession, and who is seeking a fulfilling role, to apply. Help ensure BVA continues to be a strong voice for our profession.” 

Members are elected to serve on the Electoral College for three years and are then eligible to stand for a second three-year term. Applicants must be available to attend the Electoral College meeting on 6 February 2019.

All nominations will be checked for eligibility by BVA secretariat before candidate names and manifestos are uploaded to the website for voting by all BVA members. Elections will be carried out electronically by the independent third party Electoral Reform Services.

Nominations close at 9am on 20 August. For any questions about the role, members can contact:

BVA Media Office