The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is a not for profit organization in the United Kingdom dubbed as the national representative body for veterinary surgeons. It provides guidance to its growing 15,000 members throughout their careers in the pursuit of looking after the interest of all vets in all disciplines. Moreover, it moves for a strong dissemination of knowledge and information in the profession to avoid divide and at the same time spread learning and awareness.
In order to achieve such feat, the organization also houses within its arms its official publication department called the BVA Publications that consistently publishes the BVA’s weekly journals: In Practice and the Veterinary Record.
The In Practice dates back to 1979 and is published ten times a year. The journal is dedicated in the pursuit of continuous education for BVA members. It contains regular updates and revisions (if any) on clinical developments and an entire coverage on all species such as that of home pets and farm animals.
The Veterinary Record has been in publication since 1888 with members able to search within its humongous archives dating back to 1996. The journal contains clinical research papers on a diverse range of topics related to the veterinary field as well as news, letters, comments and even a broad list of veterinary jobs available.
Moreover, the British Veterinary Association provides its members with the BVA Advice Leaflets which are designed to be handed out to clients and/or uploaded and shared to their websites. These are easy to follow and short informational digests that contain topics like the benefits of pet insurance, cost of veterinary care, medication and more.