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Recognising excellence in the vet profession

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By Georgina Mills

The RCVS recognised some of the profession’s most outstanding vets and vet nurses at an awards ceremony held during Royal College Day earlier this month.

The Queen’s Medal is the highest honour the college can bestow upon a vet in recognition of a distinguished career, and this year’s recipient was Peter Clegg. Clegg is a professor of musculoskeletal biology and dean of the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease at the University of Liverpool. The RCVS said that the award was given in recognition of Clegg’s research in the veterinary, medical and biomedical worlds, and his dedication to mentoring and nurturing the careers of his students.

This award is really for the amazing team I work with

Clegg told Vet Record: ‘This award is really for the amazing team I work with. Successful research in the 21st century usually has to be multidisciplinary and requires contributions from many different individuals with widely different skillsets. I have an outstanding team that contributes to our musculoskeletal research effort at Liverpool, and I have been fortunate to both experience and develop an outstanding research environment which has allowed our work to prosper.’

(left) Peter Clegg was awarded the Queen’s Medal for his research in musculoskeletal biology, while Jade Statt (right) was awarded the Impact Award for co-founding the charity StreetVet
Winners of the RCVS International Awards for 2018: (left) Alemayehu Hailemariam, Brooke in Ethiopia; (right) Rachel Wright, Tree of Life for Animals hospital in Rajasthan, India

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