VSA is a registered charity (No. 1158171)

VSA’s mission  is to advance the education of the public and the wellbeing of animals through the development, understanding and application of veterinary specialist care.


Our Trustees & Officers

  • Dr Davina Anderson (President)
  • Dr Mark Bowen (Chair & Senior Vice President)
  • Dr Bob Partridge (Treasurer)
  • Prof. Celia Marr (Membership secretary)
  • Prof. Richard Meeson (International liaison)
  • Dr Caroline Prymak (Public Outreach lead)
  • Dr Sophie Keyte (Early Career liaison)
  • Dr Amanda Paul (Trustee)
  • Prof Simon Girling (Trustee)
  • Dr Renata Stanohova (Trustee)
  • Dr Patrick Pollock (Regional liaison)

Supporting Patients, People and the Profession


VSA helps the public to make informed choices on veterinary care for their animals, to understand options that are available to them and to find out how to access veterinary specialist care through the referral process.

VSA members are eligible to work in UK and are recognised as Specialists the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), and/or hold advanced diplomas accredited by the RCVS, European Board of Veterinary Specialists (EBVS), the American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Veterinary Specialists (AVMA-ABVS) or the Royal College of Pathologists (RCpath)

VSA members play a vital role in veterinary education through training of future Veterinary Specialists.