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This year the BVA welcomes 13 new members to its five standing committees – the Members' Services Group, the Ethics and Welfare Group, the Overseas Group, the Veterinary Policy Group and the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation. The new members come from a variety of backgrounds, reflecting the diverse interests of the Association's members. The successful nominees, introduced here, will begin their three-year terms of office immediately after the AGM on September 24.
Members' Services Group
Rebecca will be the new recent graduate representative on MSG. She is a third-year graduate working in a mixed practice in Swansea, dealing mainly with small animals. As a recent graduate who supported herself through university, she is fully aware of the impact of tuition fees and student debt and is keen to be involved in MSG initiatives to support young graduates in the first years of practice.
Linda will be the North East representative on MSG. She graduated from Glasgow university in 1985. Since then she has worked in private practice and in the charitable sector. Her experience of Veterinary Defence Society committee work, the Veterinary Benevolent Fund board and the Veterinary Support Working Party motivated her to take a medical law degree and she brings this experience with her to MSG.
Nicky is a small animal partner in a mixed practice in Yorkshire, and is a qualified assessor of nurse training. As a past- president of the Association of Veterinary Students, and a practice standards inspector, she has …