The launch of the non-profit British Mobile Veterinary Association (BMVA) will take place on 19 November.

8485755944_13aaf78179_bIn association with the London Vet Show (LVS), the event will include an inaugural general meeting, followed by a networking dinner with special guest, LVS speaker and Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care president Kathy Cooney.

BVMA co-founder Susan Gregersen said: “Having been a mobile vet for 10 years, I am thrilled to see such a massive year on year increase in new mobile practices around the UK over the past 10 years, and it seems a logical step to organise the growing number of colleagues operating this rather atypical and alternative practice model in an official association.”

Amy Bergs is the other co-founder of BVMA and owner of the Cat Doctor peripatetic veterinary practice in Surrey.

She added: “It is our hope, through the BMVA and online directory of mobile member practices, we can help raise awareness among pet owners and vet colleagues alike about the valuable and high standard of services we offer to pets and their owners in their own home.

“Offering veterinary health care to our patients in their own home, whenever possible, is a natural progression in a convenience-driven society and where companion animals are now regarded as fully-fledged family members seeking only the best in veterinary attention and health care.”

The launch event will be held at The Bird in Hand pub in Kensington, London from 7pm.

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