Trade and Support Organisations

British Veterinary Association (BVA)

BVA is the national representative body for veterinary surgeons in the UK.

Pet Industry Federation (PIF)

PIF is an umbrella group representing trade associations that work on behalf of pet industry specialists, including groomers, pet boarders, pet retailers and manufacturers.

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

RCVS is a statutory regulator that is responsible under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 for keeping the register of veterinary surgeons eligible to practise in the UK, setting standards for veterinary education and regulating the professional conduct of veterinary surgeons. The college also exercises powers under its Royal Charter to award Fellowships, Diplomas and Certificates to veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and others.

Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA)

VPMA is an industry group that supports and works to improve the skills of individuals who are involved in the management of veterinary practice.

Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)

VMD is an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Its remit is to protect animal health, public health and the environment.

Further Guidance

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.

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