To drive excellence in veterinary practice to improve the health and welfare of small animals.
To enable the community of small animal veterinary professionals to develop their knowledge and skills through leading-edge education, scientific research and collaboration.
Our Association Aims and Objectives
BSAVA was founded in 1957 as a professional body to serve veterinary surgeons who treat companion animals and now has over 10,000 members. The majority of our members work in practice as veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses. On behalf of our members, the BSAVA:
- Encourages veterinary surgeons and nurses to develop their professional skills
- Runs an extensive programme of continuing education courses and seminars
- Hosts one of the biggest annual small animal conferences in Europe
- Publishes books, online resources and videos on a diversity of small animal topics
- Publishes the monthly Journal of Small Animal Practice and Companion, exclusive to members
- Maintains contacts with small animal practitioners through the Regions, who organise local CPD and events
- Provides access to discounts and services through identified third party providers
- Through its associated charity, BSAVA-PetSavers, funds clinical investigations into the diseases of companion animals
- Provides a forum for the discussion of issues of importance to veterinary surgeons and nurses in small animal practice and submits evidence on their behalf to the British Veterinary Association and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as well as to government departments
- Informs and keeps members up to date with the latest issues and events impacting the small animal veterinary profession
- Liaises with other veterinary professional bodies and represents member interests internationally through various European and world small animal organisations