The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced it is offering free membership to veterinary students to help encourage more into equine practice.

Currently fewer than one in ten veterinary students opt to go into equine practice. BEVA says it hopes that the new scheme will provide a broader base of students with an insight into the world of equine veterinary medicine and open more eyes to what’s great about being an equine vet.

Katie Roberts the President of the Association of Veterinary Students said: "This is a very exciting opportunity for students. Anecdotally, we know that some students can feel very daunted by equine practice, especially if they don’t come from a traditionally horsey background. Being able to become involved with BEVA at no cost means that they can get a true taste of the equine veterinary world in addition to their experiences on EMS, and I’m sure this will pique the interest of our members."

As part of their free membership, students will also have access to: 

  • BEVA’s Equine Veterinary Education journal online
  • a special student rate to attend BEVA Congress - the largest equine veterinary conference in Europe
  • the BEVA online learning platform – which hosts a range of equine veterinary learning resources
  • BEVA’s practical veterinary apps
  • exclusive discounts on a wide variety of everyday things from cinema tickets to grocery shopping through BEVA’s partnership with PG Mutual
  • special student rates to attend half day CPD lectures that take place across the UK

The initiative has been made possible with sponsorship from Baker McVeigh, CVS Group, IVC, Newmarket Equine Hospital, Rossdales, VetPartners, and XLVets. 

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