Applications are now open for the next British Veterinary Association (BVA) junior vice-president, who will go on to become president in 2024.

BVA is calling for dedicated and experienced members to apply to join the officer team for three years from September 2023.

The successful individual will spend their first year as junior vice-president, go on to become president in September 2024 and then conclude their officer tenure as senior vice-president in 2025.

It is a paid role, with access to central London accommodation during the presidential year and full media training and support is provided throughout the time in role.

Applications are welcome from all veterinary surgeon BVA members, at all stages of their career and from across all sectors of the profession.

BVA junior vice-president

The BVA is looking for is energy, enthusiasm, experience, and passion from someone who will represent and champion the views and interests of BVA members and the wider UK veterinary profession to government, politicians, and the media.

The succesful candidate will also forge and maintain excellent relationships with BVA’s stakeholders and lead on a portfolio of priority issues.

BVA president Malcolm Morley said: “It’s a huge honour to champion what’s really important to BVA members and the UK veterinary profession to key stakeholders both in the UK and on the international stage.

“Being a BVA officer is hard work, but it’s incredibly rewarding and you’re well supported by the BVA team on everything from policy to media work.

“I would urge anyone who has a passion for animal health and welfare, and our wonderful veterinary profession, to consider putting themselves forward to join our officer team.”

Applications for the next junior vice-president are confidential and will be accepted up until January 16, 2023.

They will be reviewed by the BVA Electoral College, which will make a recommendation to BVA Council.