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 has been rolled over to 1st June 2021 and will be held at Royal Windsor Racecourse.

Casualty Management Seminar

In light of the Covid 19 outbreak,  ARVS have reviewed and postponed the Casualty Management Seminar from November 2020 to May 2021.

All currently registered will be carried over to the new date.

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