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British Small Animal Veterinary Association



Country: UnitedKingdom

Region: Europe

Telephone no: 01452 726700


Members: 11395

Status: Full

Tier: Tier 3

President: Mr. Philip Lhermette

Rep: Dr. Mark Johnston


Vision, Mission & Objectives

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) exists to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science.
The Association was founded in 1957 as a professional body to serve veterinary surgeons who treat companion animals.
It now has over 11,000 members.The majority of our members work in practice, and represent over a third of the working veterinary surgeons in the UK.
Benefits of Membership:
  • Get massive member discounts on CPD courses throughout the UK.
  • Pay less for all BSAVA books, manuals, CD-ROMs and videos, plus a free copy of the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary.
  • Receive significant reduction on Congress Registration.
  • Subscription to monthly Journal of Small Animal Practice, The European Journal of Companion Animal Practice and companion magazine.
  • Discounted Regional CPD Day Meetings.
  • Access to members-only content at
  • Help with health & safety issues, small animal pharmacy topics, veterinary nursing, attaining Practice Standards etc.
  • National and international representation for your profession within government and other veterinary organisations.

Priorities for the Upcoming Year

  • Launch of BSAVA Digital Library collection for developing countries.
  • Congresses in  2019 will be:
    • BSAVA Annual Congress held in April in Birmingham 4-7 April 2019, Birmingham, UK, please note, in an exciting development, BSAVA will be moving it’s annual Congress to Manchester Central in 2021.
    • Scottish Congress to be held once again in 2019.
    • An additional Welsh two-day event from  28 - 29 June 2019 will be held in Aberystwyth for small and large animal vets and vet nurses with a practical stream and exhibition. 
  • BSAVA Petsavers, the BSAVA Charity that funds clinical research, are aiming to significantly increase their fundraising over the next 3-5 years to support grants and publicise their projects. 
  • There will be continued reorganisation of BSAVA structure and function to bring it in line with similar Charitable organisations.