Welcome to ARVS

The Association aims to promote and safeguard the safety and welfare of horses at race meetings and to provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas on the management of injury and disease on racecourses.

To learn more about the Association, you will find news, details of our events, useful information and advice, as well as valuable file downloads, details of the current Committee members and all the contact details you need to get in touch with us at the ARVS.

Requirements to be a Racecourse Veterinary Surgeon

Information on the criteria to be met to be a Racecourse Veterinary Surgeon can be found here.

Latest Racehorse health research news available on HBLB Racehorse Health blog.


Summer Meeting

In response to the latest Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines, we regret to inform you that we have made the responsible decision to cancel our Summer Meeting which was due to take place on June 2nd at Windsor.

This programme is currently planned to be rolled over to next year, however, we will continue to review the advice given. Thank you for your understanding, we hope that you all stay safe and well.

Casualty Management Seminar

In light of the Covid 19 outbreak,  ARVS are reviewing our provision of the Casualty Management Seminar for 2020.  Unfortunately, at this time we are all uncertain of the trajectory that the outbreak will take. Therefore, we have decided to stop taking any bookings at this time, but we would be happy to put anyone on the list to reserve a place. We would aim to update members about CMS in about a months’ time, when we might all have a clearer picture of the health crisis. 

Please only email or phone with your details – don’t post forms – name, practice, email & phone number, days 1&2 or 2 only.  Thank you