BEVA Council nominations are now open and we would like to encourage you to consider standing if you are an Ordinary and Concessionary member.

What to expect from BEVA council?

The council, consisting of 20 members of the community, oversee the direction of the Association and work on a variety of projects and activities throughout the year that aim to champion high standards of equine health and welfare, improve the working lives of equine vets and lead the equine veterinary community.

One of the reasons I stood for Council was to try to ensure younger members of the profession were represented. If you want to join, then just go for it! Everyone is very friendly and welcoming and it's a great experience.

Sarah Smith, current BEVA council member

Joining BEVA Council gives equine vets the opportunity to represent the profession and make difference.

As a council member you might get involved in:

  • Advising and liaising with governments on domestic and European issues 
  • Tackling topical veterinary and welfare subjects
  • Planning a programme that delivers some of the best equine CPD

“In the first nine months on Council I've been surprised at the breadth of council involvement within the equine industry and the diversity of ways open to BEVA Council to engage in areas they feel strongly about.”

Fran James, current BEVA council member

As a BEVA Council member you would be expected to attend two annual meetings. You will also be assigned to two council committees and may be asked to represent BEVA with outside bodies. Although the role of a BEVA council member is a voluntary role we do cover all travel and accommodation expenses associated with the work you do for BEVA.

And, as a thank you for being on council we give you a free three-day pass to BEVA Congress.

Get your nomination in by 15 July

This year there are between three and four vacancies for BEVA Council and one vacant position on the BEVA Board of Management.  

If you would like to nominate yourself for council, you must register and complete the application on our Election website. Please note only Concessionary and Ordinary members can stand for council.

As part of your nomination you must have a proposer and a seconder who are BEVA members.

If you would like more information or an informal chat about what being a BEVA council member involves please contact Fiona in the BEVA office.