British Veterinary Association
Representative body for the veterinary profession in the UK
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade unions and professional associations
Mansfield Street, 7
London W1G 9NQ
(+020) 7636 6541
Mr David Calpin
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.
A strong and respected veterinary profession working to improve animal health and welfare for the benefit of society.
To be the leading body representing, supporting and championing the whole UK veterinary profession.
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
Responding to EU consultations.
Meeting with MEPs.
Veterinary policy and issues of national interest relevant to animal health and animal welfare.
Veterinary professional issues.
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.
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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.
09/2014 - 09/2015
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.