About Us

BVCIS started life as a Facebook group - Veterinary Spoonholders UK - which was set up to help veterinary staff with chronic disease to connect to others in similar situations, and to support each other whilst working in an industry that can be mentally and physically draining even to healthy individuals. 

Over time, it became clear that there was a need for a more formal organisation to represent our members, and provide centralised resources for veterinary staff struggling in the workplace. This organisation was founded to try and realise these aims, and to support the ongoing work in the Facebook group.

We were previously known as British Veterinary Health Support (BVHS), but change name to avoid confusion with Vetlife's Health Support service