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Profile of registrant

British Veterinary Association

Identification number in the register: 41335422680-77
Registration date: 30/11/09 16:42:38

The information on this organisation was last modified on 04/11/13 10:21:04
The date of the last annual update was 04/11/13 10:21:04

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: British Veterinary Association
Acronym: BVA
Legal status: Representative body for the veterinary profession in the UK
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  David Calpin
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Susie Child
Position: Policy Officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 7 Mansfield Street 
London W1G 9NQ
Telephone number: (+020) 7636 6541
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The BVA is the national representative body for the veterinary profession with over 13,000 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.

The BVA's objectives are to:

Represent the profession and be the first source of informed opinion on veterinary issues for government, veterinary surgeons, the media and the public.

Be a leading provider of veterinary information

Provide services that are valued by members

Be fully engaged with our divisions

Grow our membership
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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

Veterinary professional issues

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial year: 09/2010 - 09/2011
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 60,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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