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British Veterinary Association

Identification number in the register: 41335422680-77
Registration date: 30/11/2009 16:42:38

The information on this entity was last modified on: 27/03/2015 17:42:51
The date of the last annual update was: 27/03/2015 17:42:51
Next update due latest on: 27/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

British Veterinary Association


Representative body for the veterinary profession in the UK

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade unions and professional associations

    Contact details

Mansfield Street, 7
London W1G 9NQ

(+020) 7636 6541

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  David Calpin

Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Susie Child

Policy Officer

    Goals / remit

The BVA is the national representative body for the veterinary profession with over 15,000 members. The BVA is a not for profit organisation and a registered company limited by guarantee. Its main functions are:

Developing and delivering policy affecting the profession

Promoting and protecting the profession in matters proposed by government and other external bodies

Provision of services to members.

Our vision
A strong and respected veterinary profession working to improve animal health and welfare for the benefit of society.

Our mission
To be the leading body representing, supporting and championing the whole UK veterinary profession.

Our values
Our work is guided by our values:

We are responsive to members’ needs and put our members at the heart of everything we do

We believe the veterinary profession is stronger when we speak with one voice and so we work collaboratively with our divisions and branches to represent the interests of the whole UK veterinary profession

We seek to influence public policy and debate by being proactive in our campaigning and we strive to develop and promote evidence-led policies

We are open, honest and transparent in our dealings with our members, staff and stakeholders, and we respect diversity and promote equality in everything we do

We are innovative in providing benefits and services to support our members and provide value for money
We demonstrate leadership within the veterinary profession and in representing the profession in wider society


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Responding to EU consultations.
Meeting with MEPs.







Veterinary policy and issues of national interest relevant to animal health and animal welfare.

Veterinary professional issues.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 2



It is impossible to calculate the number of people involved in EU activities. The BVA's main focus is on UK matters. It is likely to be a very low figure, which of course is dependent upon whether/when the EU is considering issues relevant to the veterinary profession, or when BVA meets with MEPs.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety

    Membership and affiliation

The BVA is represented on the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, the Commonwealth Veterinary Association, the World Veterinary Association and the International Veterinary Officers Council.

    Financial data

09/2014  -  09/2015

60,000 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.