BVA Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey panel

Our Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey offers BVA members the chance to anonymously share their thoughts, opinions and experiences of working in the profession.

We need vets and vet students from all areas of the profession and across the UK to take part in future surveys – our next full survey will be in autumn 2016.

Join the survey panel

Why join the survey panel?

Members have told us that they want BVA to be more visible in the media. By joining the survey panel, you can help us to achieve greater media prominence as the answers you give in the survey help us generate hundreds of news stories, all with vets’ interests and voice at their heart. Here are some of the successes we've had so far.

Dog in waiting room 
OV inspecting a carcass

9 in 10 vets say consumers should be better informed about slaughter methods

This coincided with a parliamentary debate on slaughter and was covered by the Daily Mail. It also supported our campaign to end non-stun slaughter

Medicines on shelf

9 in 10 vets fear antibiotic resistance means they won't be able to treat infections in pets

We released the results to coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) on Tuesday 18 November 2014. The statistics were used in regional media including Wales Online.

Vet on farm

Over half of farm vets suffered injuries at work in the last 12 months

This story was covered in national and regional media, including the Express

What's involved in joining the survey panel?

Each year panel members are asked to answer two 15-minute online surveys and a couple of shorter, more targeted surveys – a commitment totalling less than an hour a year.  

Who can join?

Panel membership is open to all UK-based BVA members who are qualified veterinary surgeons or veterinary students. Before every survey we ensure the panel is representative of the BVA membership as well as RCVS membership.

Due to the media interest in pet healthcare, the surveys do contain more questions directed at members in small and mixed practice. However we will always ensure a mix of questions relevant to members in all areas of work.

Who runs the survey panel?

The independent research company Alpha Research is working with us on this project. Alpha Research works to the Market Research Society Code of Conduct, so your comments and views will always remain anonymous with findings reported on a general, rather than individual, level.

Find out more about the survey panel

For more information about the Voice of the Veterinary Profession surveys please email or call 020 7908 6340.

To update your details or to unsubscribe from the Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey panel please email Alpha Research at