BVA recognises veterinary excellence at awards

A number of impressive individuals won awards for outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession at the British Veterinary Association’s Members Day in Manchester.

Various awards were handed out to recognise achievement in a number of capacities, for work in all corners of the globe.

The Chiron Award for contributions to veterinary science and the profession was picked up by Professor Julie Fitzpatrick for “her clear vision and impact on veterinary research, and for her dedication to improving livestock health and welfare through science and education that has benefited veterinary and farming communities across the world”.

Dr Delia Grace won The Trevor Blackburn Award for work in the developing world, contributing to animal health and welfare, and food safety in Africa and Asia. The BVA paid tribute to “her pioneering work highlighting the benefits and risks of the engagement of women in livestock farming in developing countries; and the delivery of training and studies in numerous African countries”.

The Harry Steele-Bodger Memorial Scholarship was awarded jointly to Charlotte Culpin and Joseph Whittle, for projects on polo pony welfare in Argentina for the former, and the welfare concern of gastrointestinal parasitism in alpacas in Peru for the latter.

BVA Overseas Travel Grants were awarded to Alice Bednall-Brough, Fiona Ditcher, Sophie Ivil, Catherine Spedding, Rosie Beaumont and Alice Whittle.

The Dalrymple-Champneys Cup and Medal for work of outstanding merit, and, again for the advancement of veterinary science, was awarded to Dr Lydia Brown for work with fish medicine.

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