The British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) is the expert division of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) known as having responsibility for exotic pets, companion avian species, zoo animals and wildlife. It was founded in 1961. The Society nowadays has an international membership and finds itself tangled in almost every phase of the care and welfare of exotic pets, zoo animals and wildlife.
The aims of the Society are to support the development of veterinary knowledge and skill in the maintenance of the health and welfare of non-domesticated animals and to motivate proper housing and conditions for such animals and to boost full use of veterinary services by wild animal establishments and by the owners of exotic animals to endorse the international exchange of veterinary knowledge of non-domesticated animals. The current membership of the BVZS is approximately 412 members which contain of 296 Vets and/or Associate members, 43 Students, 16 honorary members and 34 Veterinary Nurses.