To drive excellence in veterinary practice to improve the health and welfare of small animals.
To enable the community of small animal veterinary professionals to develop their knowledge and skills through leading-edge education, scientific research and collaboration.
The values at the heart of BSAVA guide our decisions, actions and behaviour for the benefit of our communities, and society.
These headline values are underpinned by more detailed statements of intent, which give greater depth to our aspiration to be genuinely values-driven.
As an altruistic community we espouse equality of opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. We are welcoming, accessible, and respectful to all. Our style is to be collaborative and empowering, encouraging progression and development in a sharing community that is mutually supportive, inspirational, and fun.
Excellence is core to our organisation’s purpose, we have a passion for quality, and professionalism. As an ambitious, expert community we are aspirational, committed, diligent, and driven.
We are open-minded and receptive to new ideas. We strive to be pioneering and creative while delivering sustainably and providing value for money. We work to leverage our expertise to facilitate change to benefit our communities, the professions and wider society.
Integrity and honesty underpin all our relationships, with staff, volunteers, members and other stakeholders. We are fair, impartial and open in our dealings and communications.
As a responsible, independent community, BSAVA will exercise moral courage in its decision-making. In the context of science, our approach will be rigorous, reliable, and evidence-based whilst open-minded in our consideration of pioneering and innovative concepts.
BSAVA was founded in 1957 as a professional body to serve veterinary surgeons who treat companion animals. On behalf of our members, the BSAVA aims to..
Here you will learn where the BSAVA stands on a number of issues that affect the veterinary profession, including neutering, identification and the keeping of non-traditional pets.
As times have changed, so has our strategy as we continue to be the voice for small animal vets and nurses. So, we invite you to take a look at our strategic plan for 2021-23, and how we plan to continue driving the small animal profession forward, past the pandemic.
Here you can find information related to our organisational structure, media enquiries, affiliates and legal information.