The veterinary professions should be open, welcoming and supportive of everyone; however, discrimination is still an issue. BVA is seeking feedback from vets, vet nurses, students and other veterinary professionals working in clinical and non-clinical settings or at university regarding experiences where they felt discriminated against. This includes the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act and other forms of discrimination which might not fit under these characteristics (e.g. weight, socio-economic). This could be discrimination you have experienced or witnessed.

BVA will use your feedback to better understand and raise awareness of the current issues and challenges. This will include media coverage and policy reports. Your responses will also guide us in developing resources to better support individual members and employers.

If you wish to speak to us further about your experiences please leave your contact details in the space provided at the end of the questionnaire so that we can contact you. All feedback is completely anonymous, but we may wish to use some of your comments to provide examples in reports and guides. You can opt in for this at the end of the questionnaire. 

We would like to thank you sincerely for your willingness to share your experiences, and if you have any concerns and would like to contact me directly, please email me at All correspondence is strictly confidential.

All of the questions in this questionnaire are optional.

Thank you for taking the time to complete it. 

Daniella Dos Santos
Junior Vice President

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