Membership of the BVOA is encouraged for veterinary surgeons interested in the aims of the Association and the promotion of the study and development of orthopaedics in small animals. Membership is open to other members of the profession including veterinary students and veterinary nurses and other suitably qualified workers, provided that they have been proposed and seconded by BVOA members.

Member benefits include:

  • Membership rates for biannual meetings and courses

  • Access to the Google Discussion Group for the sharing of cases, expertise and advice

  • A biannual newsletter

  • Option for discounted subscription to the journal Veterinary Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (VCOT)

  • The opportunity to apply for the BVOA Clinical Research Award

  • NEW BSAVA member rates for BVOA members on orthopaedic CPD

The annual subscription is £90 for full membership (includes the quarterly journal VCOT) or £35 for associate membership (without journal) per year.

Subscriptions are due on the 1st November but new members are welcome to join the association at any time.

Applications for membership of the Association must be submitted on the official subscription form. Please return the form, together with your cheque, to the administrator. If you wish to pay by Standing Order, download the mandate and send directly to your bank when completed. There is also a renewal form for existing members.

Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

VCOT Issue 01 2010
- 14 articles >>
VCOT Issue 02 2010
- 18 articles >>
VCOT Issue 3 2010
- 16 articles >>
VCOT Issue 4 2010
- 20 articles >>


To access VCOT online for those members whose membership includes VCOT subscription you must register as follows:-

  1. Once on the homepage ( , click on "Login".
  2. Now click on "Register" in the navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen.
  3. After you fill out the form, click on "Register" and check your entries. If they are correct, click on "Register now".
  4. A confirmation mail is then sent to the provided E-mail address (please provide a valid E-mail address). Click on the link in the E-mail and confirm your registration.
  5. You’ll then receive an E-mail with your user name and password. Your registration is then complete.

How do I activate my subscription?

  1. Log in using your user name and your password.
  2. Click on "Subscriptions" in the navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen.
  3. Please enter your subscription number (on the envelope of your VCOT magazine or contact VCOT directly) and your access code. This is a combination of pw and your subscription number. Your subscription number is *******. The access code is pw*******.

View the VCOT Archive at the Schatteuer website