We are committed to making membership of the BVNA affordable for all veterinary nurses. By encouraging your nursing friends to join BVNA, you’ll be helping keep down the costs for everyone.

Membership costs from as little as £2.50 a month for students and £4.00 a month for full membership*.

Membership fees can be paid either annually or by quarterly direct debit.

*In second year of membership onwards. The first year of joining costs are £35 for students and £56 for full members.

There are a number of ways in which you can save further money on your membership.         

Join as a Group

Group Discount

If you have 5 or more applicants or renewing members in your practice, with your employer paying for membership, you are eligible for the following discounts:

  • 5 employees or more 10% discount
  • 10 employees or more 12% discount
  • 15 employees or more 15% discount

To be eligible for the discount the membership payment must be made directly by the employer

Daphne Shipman Benevolent Fund

The Daphne Shipman Benevolent Fund was set up in memory of Daphne Shipman. Daphne was the steward co-ordinator for the BVNA Congress for many years and was loved by all who knew her. Sadly Daphne lost her fight against cancer in July 1999.

The fund has been made available to BVNA members with the objective of supporting members, their spouses, relations or dependants who are in need, hardship or distress.

Funds are available to members with at least two years’ membership. Collective claims will not be considered and please note that claims to replace loss of wages for reasons other than ill health are not eligible.

Application forms are available by contacting the BVNA office or downloading here. Every application is carefully considered by its trustees. If you need help yourself, or know of someone who may require assistance, please contact the BVNA team on 01279 408644 or email bvna@bvna.co.uk

Bursaries available for BVNA Members

BVNA Members are able to apply for a bursary to assist with funding your qualification, degree or CPD courses.  You could get up to £3,000 to assist you.