Established 1870
A Division of the British Veterinary Association

The Central Veterinary Society is the oldest veterinary society in England (the second oldest in Britain), and incorporates the BVA Territorial Division for Greater London and Surrey.  It holds regular meetings in congenial venues in and around London, with invited speakers covering a wide variety of topics of interest to the profession.

Members (referred to as "Fellows" in the Central) must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and those Fellows who are Members of the British Veterinary Association constitute the Central Division of the BVA.  Associate Fellowship is open to those considered by Council to be suitably qualified persons having an interest in veterinary science who are not veterinary surgeons.  Colleagues interested in joining the CVS should refer to the Membership page, or contact the Hon. Secretary.


President Dr. Peter J. Lane, BVetMed, DrMedVet, MRCVS,
1 Crosslands Avenue,
London, W5 3QH.
Tel: 0208 993 5798
email: lanepj@btinternet.com
Hon. Secretary Mr. Christopher Laurence, ... MRCVS,
email: chris.laurence@dogstrust.org.uk
Hon. Treasurer Mr. Richard Herbert, BVSc, MRCVS,
5 The Drive,
Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9EN.
Tel: 01372 372009
email: richard@normandie5.demon.co.uk

Next Meeting

Tuesday 23rd January 2007

The Farmers' Club, 3 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EL.

Speaker:  Professor John Oxford, PhD, of St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital.

Address:  "Is bird flu (H5N1) a red herring or do we have a warning from bird flu (H1N1) of 1918?"

Professor John Oxford is a world-renowned influenza virologist.  He is Professor of Virology at St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital, and Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry.  He is Scientific Director of Retroscreen Ltd., which he established in 1989.  This has grown into Europe's leading contract virology research company.  He regards one of his most interesting and useful activities to be his participation in the EC-funded European surveillance network for vigilance against viral resistance (VIRGIL).

Next Council Meeting

Probably the Monday before the March meeting of BVA Council.

BVA Business

The BVA sends out regular email distributions of consultation documents, news digests and other items of interest to the profession.  Any CVS Fellow who would like to be included in the distribution list for this material should contact the Hon. Secretary.

The BVA's responses to the major consultation documents are available on the BVA web site.  Note that you will require your BVA membership number (printed on the address panel of every mailing of the Veterinary Record) in order to access this material.

Bird Flu

The BVA has requested that all Divisions should post the following documents on their web sites, in order to give the greatest exposure possible to measures being taken to combat the threat of bird flu.

Advice on assessing risks of influenza in areas where poultry are kept
Biosecurity and preventing disease: Peace of mind, a healthier flock and a more viable business
DEFRA web site - advice to poultry keepers
Protect your birds from the risk of avian influenza (bird flu)

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Internal links
Meetings programme

Minutes of CVS meetings

Council members

How to Join

History of the CVS

Presidents of the CVS

Victory medal
The CVS Victory Medal

The CVS Centenary Prize

The McCunn Memorial Prize

Constitution and Rules
External links
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The British Veterinary Association

BVA Territorial Divisions

BVA Specialist Divisions

Links page of BVA web site (huge resource!)

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The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
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