About us

Our Mission Statement

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) exists to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science.

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 numerous continuing education courses and seminars throughout the UK
  • Hosts the biggest annual small animal conference in the world, attracting over 7,000 delegates
  • Publishes books, manuals, CD-ROMs and videos on a diversity of small animal topics
  • Publishes the monthly Journal of Small Animal Practice
  • Maintains contacts with small animal practitioners through the Regional Officers, who organise local CPD meetings
  • Through its charity, 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
  • Liaises with other veterinary professionals through regular meetings
  • Represents member interests internationally through various European and world small animal organisations

History

As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, take a look back at key dates during this time and see how our history has impacted on how you experience life as a veterinary professional today.

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Committees

In order for the Association to deliver support and advice veterinary professionals require, numerous Committees bring together members from a diverse range of backgrounds. Further details and the function of each committee can be found here plus members can read an archive of AGM minutes and council highlights.

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Contact us

All the ways to contact us to find out more about books, education, resources and everything else BSAVA does.

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PetSavers

PetSavers is our charity funding vital clinical research into finding cures for diseases and illnesses which affect companion animals.

 

How can I help?

Volunteer

As well as staff members at BSAVA HQ, a lot of the running of the association is carried out by volunteers, who all say using their spare time to help has benefitted their career.

'I enjoy being part of the committee as it gives you a look into how CPD is delivered across the region, a chance to challenge yourself with new skills and to bring the profession the CPD it wants.'  Michelle Northrop-Walker – Vet Nurse – North East committee.

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2015 Financial Report

The latest report is available in hard copy print format (and in large print for the visually impaired), as well as to download below, simply contact us if you would like a copy.

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Articles of Association

These are the regulations governing the relationships between the stakeholders of the Association, and are a requirement under the law of the United Kingdom.

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Affiliate groups and partners

These organisations are associations, groups and societies which are affiliated to the BSAVA and partner associations who we work very closely with.

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Media enquiries

Members of the press can download images of our officers and find out rules on the use of our logos.

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Current vacancies

Find out more about current roles being advertised by teams at our Gloucester HQ.

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Staff

The Association is run by a mixture of veterinary professional volunteers and staff members. Find out more about the teams at our Gloucestershire headquarters here

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Terms of use

Find out more about the terms of use for the BSAVA website.

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Privacy policy

Find out more about the information we collect and how we use it plus the use of internet cookies

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Registered users T&Cs

Find out more about our registered users terms and conditions including both BSAVA and user obligations.

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