Student Members

Student membership is open all all undergraduate veterinary students studying for a degree registrable with the RCVS. It is also open to postgraduate students who are registered on a full time degree course relevant to the aims of the Society.

There is a reduced membership fee of £10 for students and this entitles the member to attend the meetings held twice a year. 

Information for veterinary students

1. Contacts at the Veterinary Schools of the British Isles. 

There is a robust network of pig-oriented faculty, researchers and teachers across the vet schools of the British Isles. As first point of contact and to discuss what options there are in the UK industry, please contact the PVS Student Liaison Officer Mandy Nevel.

2. Extra mural studies opportunities (EMS). 

These contacts will give you excellent opportunities to spend your EMS time focusing on specialised pig practice or associated diagnostic investigation.

3. Student support from the UK Pig Veterinary Society 

PVS supports students in the following ways:

  • Student membership of the Society at preferential rates.
  • Ad hoc support for elective and intercalated research projects (make initial contacts with those listed in section 1 above).
  • Annual Student Case Report / Elective / Essay Prize: Attendance at a PVS Meeting for presentation of findings as a 'Clinical Club' case, plus an honorarium of £100.

For further information, contact the Society Secretariat in the first instance. 

4. The European College of Porcine Health Management (

This is a post graduate College for specialist and academic pig veterinarians. It provides useful contacts for students seeking pig-related opportunities with specialists across Europe. 

5. The AHDB Pork board ( 

AHDB Pork supports selected summer and elective research projects for veterinary and other undergraduates based in UK Universities. You should make primary contact to discuss possible research funding with persons identified in section 1 above.