Meet the Candidates for the BVNA Election!

British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) Council is run by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses, and it is election time! This is where full members and student members of BVNA cast a vote on who represents the Association.

There were 15 nominees this year with one nominee filling one of the student seats.  Molly Vallance will be welcomed and ratified along with the rest of the six elected Council members during the Annual General Meeting in October.

There are 14 candidates to ‘meet’ all hoping to win one of the six seats available, and we want you to join us on the 17th of June 2020, between 7pm-8pm to Meet the Candidates - virtually!

“Meet the Candidates” Online Event

Join us for an online event using Zoom, where all the Council nominees will introduce themselves. Each candidate will spend a few minutes telling you about themselves, their manifestos and why you should vote for them to be on the BVNA Council, and to answer your questions.

If you have  a question you would like to ask the candidates, please email it  to Lisa on before midday on the 8th of June 2020.

Can’t join us for the online event? Don’t worry – we will record the event so you can view it online at your convenience, or you can read the candidate profiles and their manifestos here.

How to Watch the Online Event and Vote

Only BVNA full members or student members can vote. We use a platform called Zoom – you may have heard about it recently.  It’s free to download and simple to use.

The polls open on the 1st of June 2020, and voting will close at noon on the 10th of July 2020 - don’t forget to cast your vote as there are only 6 seats available on the Council this year.

To vote online, click here - be sure to have your BVNA membership number handy as you will need to enter this for your vote to be eligible.  If you don’t know your membership number, please email

Why is voting in BVNA election important?

BVNA is the largest organisation representing veterinary nurses in the UK, which has been running for over 50 years!  Council Members make up part of the formal decision-making body of BVNA; they work closely with other key regulating bodies like the RCVS and British Veterinary Association and have a voice in veterinary nursing legislation, good practice and the challenges and opportunities within our industry.

Council members have a responsibility for the conduct and operation of BVNA. They attend a Council meeting on the second Saturday of every other month at BVNAs office in Harlow, and are also available for online discussions and conference calls. You can find out more details about the role of a Council Member here.

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