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British Veterinary AssociationWhat is AVS?

The Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) is a specialist student division of the British Veterinary Association (BVA). As a student studying for a veterinary degree, you are automatically a member of AVS. The AVS committee is made up of student representatives from each of the UK and Ireland Vet Schools.

The AVS was founded in 1942 with the aim of improving undergraduate education through the liaison of students from different Vet Schools. The AVS remains dedicated to this aim and also brings together students from every Vet School for social events throughout the year.

The BVA is the national representative body for the veterinary profession in the UK. Membership of the BVA is voluntary, unlike the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), which is the statutory body. Membership of the RCVS is compulsory, as you cannot practice veterinary medicine in the UK without your MRCVS (Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons).

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