Vet body appoints regional presidents
Published:  18 July, 2013

New presidents for the Scottish and Welsh branches of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), have been welcomed by the organisation.

Ronnie Soutar and Rob Davies will take up the titles and contribute their knowledge and expertise into the wider lobbying activities carried out by the BVA, such as welfare at slaughter, dog control and disease control.

Soutar, who will head the BVA’s Scottish branch, said: “The changing political scene in Scotland makes this a fascinating and important time for the profession here and I’m very glad to help our voice be heard. I will be working with the BVA officers and staff on ways in which we can further increase Scottish membership and more effectively gather the views of our members.”

Meanwhile the new Welsh president, Davies, said: “In the two years since it has been established, Welsh Branch has been very successful in raising the profession’s profile within Wales, particularly with the Welsh government.”