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Celebrating excellence in the profession

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By Georgina Mills

The shining stars of the profession were celebrated this month with awards presented at both BVA Members’ Day and the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) congress.

Several outstanding individuals were recognised at BVA Members’ Day, which took place in Swansea on 19 September.

The Dalrymple-Champneys Cup and Medal is considered the BVA’s most esteemed scientific award. This year’s recipient was David Noakes for his contribution to the field of veterinary reproduction and obstetrics.

Noakes’ career spans 60 years. Starting work in mixed and farm animal practice, he later became a research scientist in the physiology and biochemistry section of Unilever’s Research Laboratory, vice principal and, later, professor of veterinary obstetrics and diseases of reproduction at the Royal Veterinary College.

He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, and is coauthor/editor of the textbook ‘Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics’, which is now in its 10th edition.

The Chiron Award is an acknowledgment of lifetime achievements in veterinary science or outstanding service to the profession, which commands international or interprofessional recognition. This year’s winner was Abdul Rahman.

Award winners: (clockwise from top left) David Noakes, Abdul Rahman, Lydia …

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