The Society was formed in 1979 to promote interest in and improve knowledge of goats within the veterinary profession. It is a professional society and specialist species division of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), to which veterinary surgeons or associates may turn to for advice.
GVS is now operating an ‘Opt In’ policy for hard copy journal distribution to members.
All GVS members will now automatically receive their journal as a digital PDF file via e-mail and access any time on the member’s area of the GVS website. This has been decided following a consultation with the membership about the preferred format of the journal.
If members wish to receive a paper copy instead, please notify the Secretary at
Thank you for attending our Autumn meeting and AGM!
We had our Autumn conference and AGM on Thursday 7th October, our first face-to-face meeting following lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. We had a good turn out of around 30 vets and farmers, and speakers covering the topics of health and welfare pathways, Johnes, TB in goats, skin diseases in goats and sustainability. We wish to thank everyone for attending and bringing lots of good questions and discussion.
Less than 30% of the UK's antibiotics are used to treat disease in farm animals, despite over a billion being reared & managed in the UK every year. Learn more about the voluntary response to the AMR challenge by the UK’s livestock sectors here: https://bit.ly/3qihLyt
Merry Christmas all. We hope to see you at our 2022 Goat Vet Society conference in June. A reminder to GVS members that we move to digital journal distribution in the New Year. Please - if you require a hard copy can you let the secretary know via 🎄🐐🍾