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British Veterinary Association

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Officers of the BVA

President: Mr C. Padgett

Past-President: Mr P. H. Locke

President-Elect: Mr P. G. Harlech Jones


7 Mansfield Street,

London W1G 9NQ

Telephone 020 7636 6541

Fax 020 7908 6349

e-mail: bvahq{at}

Headquarters activities

Officers' diary

The BVA officer team's activities in the week ending April 22 included:

  • The president-elect attended two meetings of the Defra Antimicrobial Resistance Coordination group, with leading poultry and pig veterinarians, to discuss antimicrobial resistance.

  • The President attended a meeting of the Veterinary Nursing Legislation Working Party.

  • The past-president attended a meeting of BVA Scottish Branch held at the Edinburgh veterinary school. Topics discussed included tail docking, welfare at slaughter and working relationships with the Scottish SPCA relating to initial emergency treatment. Kim Willoughby from the Moredun Research Institute gave a presentation on Schmallenberg virus.

  • The President and president-elect were guests at the National Office of Animal Health annual dinner.

  • The president-elect participated in a BVA Welsh Branch teleconference discussing the Animal Health and Welfare Strategy Steering Group, and the formation of a South Wales practitioners' group.

  • The president-elect gave a presentation at the University of Liverpool veterinary school on the use of antibiotics in practice.

Divisional events

April 29 (Sun)

North Wales Division Meeting, Kinmel Manor Hotel, Abergele, 14.00.

April 30 (Mon)

Devon Recent Graduates Meeting, Dartbridge Inn, Buckfastleigh, 19.30.

May 2 (Wed)

Western Counties Veterinary Association Meeting, Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton, 19.30.

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