The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) is calling on all full (RVN) members to stand for election onto BVNA Council. This year, we have 3 full (RVN) council places available.

If you are already a member of the BVNA, please click here to find out how to nominate or be nominated for the election.

Important attributes for candidates are a strong commitment to promoting the ideals of the BVNA as well as the veterinary nursing profession in general and a willingness to devote time and effort to representing their fellow members.

It is important to realise that Council members can come from all aspects of our profession, from clinical practice, industry, research, corporate, charity. The wider range of council members we have the wider range of our profession is represented.

All you need is passion and commitment. Why not join us in shaping the future of our profession?

Join BVNA today to nominate or be nominated! Join here.

How the Council works

BVNA Council is made up of a team of registered and student veterinary nurses from around the UK who work tirelessly fitting in BVNA business around family and work life on a voluntary basis. The Council meets every six/eight weeks.

All council members are elected student and registered veterinary nurses, with a common desire to represent the veterinary nursing profession and complete belief in what veterinary nursing can achieve.

The councillors undertake individual roles, chosen by themselves and building on their own personal strengths and experience.

New Council members are required to attend the Annual General Meeting at BVNA Congress, so they can be ratified as a council member (October).

Following ratification new Council members are required to attend the Induction (November) and Business Planning (March) weekends, held at the BVNA Office in Harlow. This is to ensure that they undertake the training needed and gain the knowledge of the association’s business activities, to fulfil their role on council.

Council members are unable to take or stay within their seat, if employed by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons or who have a seat on the RCVS Council, due to the direct conflict of interest for both parties.

Councillors are elected for a three year period. The terms of office are staggered so there will always be new council members coming onto council every year.