SAVE THE DATE! BVCS Conference - 18/19 November 2018
The preliminary dates for this year's conference are the 18-19th of November 2018 at The Manor House Hotel, Nr Bath. Confirmation and more details will be released as soon as we are able to. So pop the dates in your diary now!


Do you have any particular topics you'd like covered at the conference this year? Please let us know ASAP!


Have you had an interesting camelid case recently? Please let us know if you'd like to present a case report - these are friendly, interactive sessions which we all benefit from so don't feel worried about doing so. It's the only time we'll get generalist and specialist discussion all under one roof!


And of course there will be dinner games to be had too... Check back for updates soon! Members please check your emails!



The British Veterinary Camelid Society is an informal group of vets and researchers with a particular interest in camelids - primarily alpacas and llamas, but also guanacos, vicunae and camels. 
Membership of the BVCS is open to all vets, vet students and researchers with an interest in camelids. 
The BVCS is run on a voluntary basis: currently the president is Claire Whitehead (left) and the secretary is Janet Nuttall (right).

History and Aims
The BVCS was established in 1994 in response to the growing interest in keeping new world camelids in the UK. At that initial meeting, and when reviewed more recently, it was generally agreed that it was impractical to establish a formal society with a fixed constitution and affiliation to the British Veterinary Association.
Instead, the aim was to provide a central source of information and advice to ensure the highest standards of clinical care for all camelids in the UK.

Camelid Advice
The BVCS is always happy to give advice but as a matter of policy can liaise only with fellow professionals. Owners can ask their vet to make contact or, better still, encourage them to apply for membership of the BVCS. 

Camelid Friendly Vets
The Find-A-Vet section will help you find veterinary expertise in your area.