Representation and Education

Send A Cow


As part of the 50th Anniversary of BCVA we are raising money for Send A Cow. Send A Cow is a charity that many of us have supported over the years and we have decided to support them as an association. There is a further dimension to this support. Some of us were lucky enough to have been taught by Andrew Madel. Andrew lectured at the RVC and inspired generations of farm animal vets. In his later years he suffered from Multiple Sclerosis but his spirit remained undimmed and throughout his illness he remained a staunch supporter of Send A Cow until he passed away in 2013. There is within Send A Cow a virtual herd – the Andrew Madel Herd – and what we are proposing is to put the money raised through BCVA into that herd in memory of Andrew.

We will be cycling from Lands’ End to John O Groats between 7th May and 20th May 2017. Some of us are cycling the whole way but we are doing at a relay involving people from the various organisations and communities that BCVA work with. We will have vets, farmers, Defra/APHA personnel, pharmaceutical company personnel as well as friends and family joining in at different points along the route. We want this to be about the veterinary and agricultural community working together so please join in, sponsor or contact the BCVA Office ( to find out how else you can help with fund raising.

We also have non-cyclists raising money in other ways by walking or kayaking or running or simply by holding local fund raising events so there are plenty of ways to join in.

If you are interested in supporting BCVA and raising money for Send a Cow please fill in the Card below or email BCVA at

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