At the heart of the small animal community 

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) was founded over 60 years ago to facilitate the sharing of knowledge amongst members of the small animal profession.

Since then, the veterinary landscape has changed significantly. The BSAVA has responded to the changing needs in the small animal profession by releasing a new three-year strategic plan for 2021-2023. The plan has a strong emphasis on mental wellbeing, and a focus on building the BSAVA community.

BSAVA’s commitment to being volunteer-led means the focus has always been providing practical solutions that make a difference in daily practice. Through membership and engagement with the wider small animal professions, BSAVA aim to grow their communities whilst continuing to develop and improve on what they deliver.

You can read the full BSAVA Strategic Plan for 2021-2023 here

Our Purpose

To drive excellence in veterinary practice to improve the health and welfare of small animals

Our Mission

To enable the community of small animal veterinary professionals to develop their knowledge and skills through leading-edge education, scientific research and collaboration.

It was the thirst for knowledge which inaugurated the foundation of the BSAVA and this thirst has never abated amongst our members and the Association has never failed us

Brian Singleton Founder member of BSAVA