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British Veterinary Association


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BVA Priorities


Our Priorities for 2022/23

Good veterinary workplaces

  • Menopause
  • Return to work
  • Veterinary pay

Future of the veterinary professions

  • Veterinary legislative reform
  • Under care
  • Protect the veterinary nurse title (in support of BVNA)

Education and widening participation

  • Extra-Mural Studies
  • Diversity and inclusion

Animal Welfare

  • Kept Animals Bill
  • Non-stun slaughter
  • Animal Welfare Strategy

Pet Animals

  • Canine fertility clinics
  • The impact of the cost-of-living crisis on pet health and welfare
  • Novel diets for pets
  • Non-traditional companion animals

Environmental sustainability

  • Carbon calculator
  • Small animal parasiticides
  • Finfish aquaculture

Agriculture and post-Brexit

  • Animal Health and Welfare Pathway
  • Control and eradication of bTB
  • Cages for laying hens and farrowing systems for pigs
  • Import control regime
  • Gene-editing and genetic technologies


  • Veterinary Medicines Regulations
  • Continuing access to veterinary medicines in Northern Ireland

Find out more about the BVA's Policy priorities here


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