A Professor at the University of Glasgow, Ian Ramsey, has been appointed President for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), taking the role from Dr Sue Paterson. The handover would’ve taken place during this year’s BSAVA Congress; however, due to COVID-19, the event had to be cancelled.
One of Professor Ramsey’s main responsibilities will be to supervise the congress’ move from Birmingham to Manchester in March. Professor Ramsey, an editor of four releases of the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary and a former BSAVA committee member, secretary and chairman of Pet savers, as well as the scientific committee, has been at the University of Glasgow since 1998.
“Ian Ramsey appointed President for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.“
Professor Ramsey stated: “At this time of great uncertainty in the profession, my focus will be on providing BSAVA members with the scientific information and clinical training they need, in a suitable form. Clinical skills and science lie at the heart of being a good vet and BSAVA members get access to a huge range of cheap or free resources in these areas to help them in their careers. Congress twenty-twenty-one will be evolving as a vital part of this effort and I am looking forward to welcoming everyone to Manchester during the last week of March twenty-twenty-one.”
Dr Paterson stated: “I rest assured that I am leaving the association in the very capable hands of Ian and I am looking forward to celebrating with him and the rest of the small animal community at our congress in Manchester next year when hopefully life will have returned to some degree of normality.”