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

ARVS is pleased to announce that our Summer Scientific Meeting, “Better Breathing for the Thoroughbred Racehorse” will take place on June 16th, 2021.  The meeting will take place “virtually” due to the continued restrictions for in-person meetings.  We are lucky that all of our scheduled speakers for the meeting in 2020 are able to join us for this rescheduled meeting in 2021.

This programme has been rolled over to 16th June 2021 and will be online.

Casualty Management Seminar

In light of the continuing Covid situation,  ARVS have reviewed and postponed the Casualty Management Seminar from May 2021.  We do not have a date yet as we are waiting to see how the Road Map proceeds but we are hoping to be able to run a scaled-down CMS later in the year.

 We are also intending to run 2 CMS meetings in 2022

 All currently registered will be carried over.

 Anyone interested in going on the list for the next available CMS should contact the secretary – secretary@arvs.org.uk