With just two weeks left before the elections, BVA members are being urged to vote for their favourite candidates to sit on the association’s new-look council. Voting closes on February 18.
BVA members are being urged to vote for their favourite candidates to sit on the association’s new-look council.
There are now just two weeks left before the elections, looking for nine regional BVA representatives, are set to close.
So far, more than 2,500 votes have been cast, totalling around 23% of those eligible to vote.
BVA president Harvey Locke said: “We are delighted with the response so far – it shows there is a lot of interest in what the BVA is doing, as well as the future of the organisation.”
There are 23 candidates vying to be regional representatives across nine localities, with three areas going uncontested. Douglas Palmer in North East England, Stephen Barabas in London and Andy Hillan in Northern Ireland have all been elected unopposed.
Elsewhere, the South West is the most contested region, with five candidates hoping to sit on the new council function.
Mr Locke has said the regional representatives will be “vitally important” and will provide a “direct link between BVA members on the ground and council”.
He urged members yet to vote to get online, telling Vetsonline: “I would encourage all those who haven’t voted to take a look at our website – voting is very simple and can be done with a couple of clicks [of a mouse] or by post.”
Members have until February 18 to vote. For candidate manifestos, more information or to vote electronically log onto www.bva.co.uk/councilchanges