Charity Veterinarian Named BVA President

by Veterinary Practice News Editors | September 24, 2015 1:06 pm

A veterinarian working for the charitable organization People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) today was elected president of the British Veterinary Association.

Sean Wensley, BVSc, MSc, MRCVS, is the senior veterinary surgeon for communication and education at PDSA Pet Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science graduate replaced John Blackwell[1], BVSc, MRCVS, as president for the 2015-16 term.

Dr. Wensley, 35, is an honorary lecturer in animal welfare at the University of Nottingham[2] and serves on the Companion Animal Welfare Council.

The election took place at BVA Members’ Day in Edinburgh[3], Scotland. Named junior vice president was small animal veterinarian Gudrun Ravetz, BVSc, MRCVS.

Several veterinarians or students were honored during the BVA meeting, including:

  1. John Blackwell: /British-Vets-Rank-High-on-Trust-Scale/
  2. Nottingham: /July-2011/U.K.-Vet-Study-To-Detail-Common-Disease-Conditions-Evidence-Based-Medicine/
  3. Edinburgh: /AVMA-Chooses-3-Congressional-Fellows/

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