British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)
BSAVA was founded in 1957 as a professional body to serve veterinary surgeons, who treat companion animals and now has over 10,000 members. The BSAVA exists to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science.
British Veterinary Association (BVA)
BVA is the national representative body for the veterinary profession in the UK. They represent the views of their members on animal health and welfare and veterinary policy issues to parliamentarians, government and wider stakeholders in the UK.
British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA)
BVNA was formed in 1965, it is the only representative organisation for veterinary nurses and other veterinary support staff in the UK. The aim of the BVNA is to promote animal health and welfare through the on-going development of professional excellence in veterinary nursing.
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
DEFRA are the UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy. DEFRA is a ministerial department, supported by 33 agencies and public bodies.
Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)
FAB provide information, adivce and guidance to their members to support us in providing high quality and valued vocational qualifications. FAB represent the interest of over 110 awarding bodies in their membership.
Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
Ofqual regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
Search this site to find out about the size, level and content of a regulated qualification. You can also search for recognised awarding organisations.
Register of Regulated Qualifications
Pet Health Information
Pet Health Information is a website offering independent, expert animal health advice. The aim of the website is to enable owners and potential owners to make decisions about their pet’s healthcare.
PETS (Pet Passport Scheme)
Rules and information on entering and returning to the UK and other EU countries with your pets.
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
The RCVS is the regulatory body for the veterinary professional in the UK. The RCVS hold Registers of those vets and veterinary nurses who are qualified to practise. They set professional standards for vets and veterinary nurses, and help practices raise their standards through their Practice Standards Scheme.
The College of Animal Welfare (CAW)
Established in 1989, by one of the leading animal welfare charities, Wood Green Animal Shelter in Cambridgeshire. Today, the College has centres in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire and Scotland and specialises in training in the land-based sector. The College of Animal Welfare were the first VetSkill approved centre to offer our Microchipping qualification.
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) protects animal health, public health and the environment. VMD is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Welsh Government are working to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make their nation a better place in which to live and work. The Ministers are supported by civil servants who work across devolved areas that include key areas of public life such as health, education and the environment.