As part of our aim to represent Veterinary students across the UK and Ireland, AVS engages with the BVA, RCVS and various other organisations on issues that affect the provision of Veterinary education and its delivery in the UK and Ireland. As such, AVS has created policy statements relating to several contentious issues currently hitting the headlines. These statements have been formulated through gauging the varied and insightful opinions of our diverse membership base. The policy and executive subcommittees in liaison with all the school representatives amalgamate the feedback they receive from consultations with students and use it to form the backbones of our policies. As we are the voice of Veterinary students in the UK and Ireland, it is important we speak with one voice and make sure each of our members' opinions is both heard and represented, and our use of these policy statements aims to do just that.
Peer Support is a welfare system in which confidential support is provided to vet students by their fellow students.It is now AVS policy to encourage the introduction of the Peer Support system at all Vet schools in the UK and Ireland.
Abbie Dalton, AVS welfare representative, discusses the arguments for and against fox hunting in the UK, ahead of a debate on the issue in the House of Commons this Wednesday.
An overview of the response to our recent survey regarding a new vet school in Wales.
Following an extensive internal consultation, AVS is able to release a policy statement regarding its position on the opening of new vet schools and the increase in the number of students being admitted to existing schools.
Following the RCVS draft proposal to allow registered vets to use the title 'Dr', a poll has indicated that 97% of vet students are in favour of the idea.