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.
Housing measures to protect poultry & captive birds from #AvianInfluenza are coming into force across the UK on 29 November 2021. This means that from this time you must keep your birds indoors. Read more https://www.gov.uk/government/news/bird-flu-latest-situation-avian-influenza-prevention-zone-declared-across-great-britain @BHWTOfficial #Chickens #Ducks #Geese #BirdFlu
In one of the sessions at the RUMA 2021 online conference on18 Nov we will hear from @FlockHealth @RCVSKnowledge about the Farm Vet Champions initiative. Don't delay - book your tickets here http://bit.ly/3i1V6kS
Delighted to be talking #goat #sustainability at the Goat Veterinary Society autumn conference this morning. Need to include all ruminants, whether large or small, in initiatives to reduce #GreenhouseGas emissions. 🐐