Representing all vets in the North of Ireland
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Officers and Council 2023
NIVA members wishing to contact NIVA Council members should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass on contact details.
General enquiries for NIVA from anyone other than a current NIVA member should also be directed through the secretariat on email@example.com
President: Esther Skelly-Smith
Senior Vice President: Fiona McFarland
Junior Vice President: Sharon Verner
Secretary: Mark Little
Treasurer: Alan Gordon
Press Officer: Susan Cunningham,
Other Council members:
Council Member: Patricia van Veen
Council Member: Aoife Ferris
Council Member: Quirine Tettelar
Council Member: Roisin Dickinson
Council Member: Ruth Moreno
Council Member: Sean Wensley
Council Member: Orla McAlister
Council Member: Louise O’Hare
Council Member: Catherine Forsythe
Represenatives on Council:
AVSPNI Representative: Phil Walsh
Young Vet Network Representative: Rachel Davies
VetNI Board Representative: Aurelie Moralis & Seamus O’Kane
Ex officio positions:
DAERA CVO: Robert Huey
VetNI: Jo Gibson/Joleen Little
BVA Policy Committee: Dvid Torrens
BVA Regional Representative: Joleen Little
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NIVA Membership Information
At the AGM on 22nd February, 2023, members ratified the following annual subscription rates:
Full membership – £114
Concessionary rates – £42
Senior member and Young member <8 years qualified
NIVA holds at least 4 meetings per year and a number of social events including the senior members’ lunch.
NIVA is the original territorial division of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and works closely with the BVA Northern Ireland Branch to ensure the BVA represents the views of the profession here in the north when lobbying legislators and policy makers in London and Brussels.
Locally, NIVA champions veterinary causes with our own Assembly and endeavours to ensure that agri-food policy and other animal health and welfare policy issues are in line with veterinary science.
Young Vet Network NI (YVN NI) is an integral and thriving part of NIVA. As well as connecting and supporting recently graduated vets via Facebook, they provide a number of highly popular CPD events each year. You can link up with them HERE.
If you are interested in becoming a member of NIVA you can apply using the Membership Application Form below. Once you have submitted the registration form we will contact you by e-mail to process your application.
To Nominate a new NIVA Council member or Officer . . .
OR complete the online form below