BVA Members' Day

Now in its 6th year, BVA Members’ Day provides an opportunity to celebrate our profession and be inspired by the achievements of our members. It provides a great opportunity to network and meet colleagues from other areas of the profession.

BVA Members' Day 2018

This year’s BVA Members' Day will be held at the National STEM Learning Centre in York on Thursday 20 September.

Members' Day agenda

BVA Awards ceremony

The prestigious BVA Awards are given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession. Nominations are now closed.

Keynote address

We are delighted to have Dr Ryad Alsous give our keynote speech, who will share the extraordinary story of how beekeeping is providing a lifeline for refugees in Yorkshire.

Dr Alsous was head of the bee department in the agriculture institute at the University of Damascus, teaching and carrying out research into beekeeping and environmental pollution. He fled Syria and came to the UK as a refugee in 2013.

In his fascinating talk, Dr Alsous will give a unique perspective on bee medicine and agriculture in Syria and the UK, and share his personal story including how he set up The Buzz Project to support other refugees.


The day will include BVA’s Annual General Meeting where members will be invited to witness the inauguration of our incoming President, Simon Doherty and the rest of the BVA Officer team for the coming Association year. 

AGM papers for BVA members

Drinks reception

Members are invited to join us at the end of the day for a drinks reception with the BVA Officer team and staff.