It's election time at BVA and they are currently looking for motivated individuals who are willing to share their knowledge, experience and views to benefit the profession. With a range of vacant positions on all of the BVA's standing committees there's something to suit everyone, so take a look and get involved.
 
Veterinary Policy Group (VPG)
VPG advises BVA Council on any veterinary subject of national interest relevant to animal health, animal welfare, or public health. The group is currently considering issues relating to the irresponsible ownership of dogs, the control and eradication of bTB and the new draft EU Animal Health Law. There are currently four vacancies on the group.
 
Members Services Group (MSG)
MSG currently has four vacancies: regional representatives from Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North-East, and one vacancy for a recent graduate. MSG develops new services and resources and is currently addressing issues of veterinary pro bono work and EMS provision, as well as expanding the range of publications available to members. Regional members also act as alternates for representatives on BVA Council.
 
Ethics and Welfare Group (EWG)
We have three independent veterinary vacancies and two designated (lay) vacancies on EWG, which is responsible for developing BVA policy on ethical issues such as welfare at slaughter and pedigree dog breeding. The group has recently been developing a position on exotics as pets and looking into the welfare of racehorses.
 
Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF)
AWF is the veterinary profession's animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the welfare of animals through veterinary science, education and debate. Trustees provide AWF with firm strategic direction, ensure its financial stability and safeguard its good name. There are three trustee vacancies.
 
Overseas Group (OG)
The OG liaises with veterinary associations, organisations and individuals across the developing world.  It considers and advises on those overseas matters of concern to the veterinary profession and currently has four vacancies.
 
If you wish to contribute to the work of the BVA and the veterinary profession by taking on one of these challenging and productive roles, please download an application pack from the committee web pages or contact policy@bva.co.uk.

In line with the Board's policy of positive action, applications are particularly welcome from female members of the profession.

The closing date for receipt of all applications is 4pm on 5 July 2013.

(Source: bva.org.uk)