BVA President probes impact of Brexit on animal health and welfare in Wales

14 June 2017

Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths AM alongside CVO for Wales Christianne Glossop, BVA President Gudrun Ravetz and BVA Welsh Branch President Sarah Carr

Wales' forward-thinking approach to veterinary education, policy-making and rural partnerships is achieving successes for animal health and welfare across Wales, said the BVA President Gudrun Ravetz in her speech (PDF 239 KB)...

Read more

Top vet dog-tired of pug health problems, highlights BBC Radio 4 Today

08 June 2017

Serious health issues of flat-faced breeds are at risk of being seen as normal

Celebrities, advertisers and the public must stop normalising flat-faced dogs' health problems for the sake of animal welfare, said British Veterinary Association (BVA) President Gudrun Ravetz this morning on BBC Radio 4's Today.

Talking on the programme about the health and...

Read more

One Health poster shortlisted for Antibiotic Guardian award

28 April 2017

This year's World Veterinary Day will focus on AMR

A ‘One Health' initiative, led by the British Veterinary Association (BVA), to promote ways of reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and humans has been shortlisted for the Antibiotic Guardian Award 2017.

BVA, in partnership with the British Medical Association (BMA), Public Health...

Read more

Anthelmintic reclassification causes concern for vets

16 March 2017

BVA believes that prescribing of anthelmintics requires a level of control best provided by a veterinary surgeon

BVA has expressed concern following the announcement by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) regarding the reclassification of Zolvix, an anthelmintic for sheep, from POM-V to a POM-VPS.

BVA President Gudrun Ravetz said:

"We know that resistance to anthelmintics is...

Read more