University of Glasgow professor will oversee changes to the congress.
Professor Ian Ramsey has been appointed president of the BSAVA and will lead the association for the next year. He succeeds Sue Paterson who has been in the role since April 2019.
Professor Ramsey is best known as the editor of four editions of the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. He has served as a regional secretary, member of several committees and is chair of Petsavers and Scientific.
During his presidency, Professor Ramsey intends to promote and enhance the digital offering of the mastication to BSAVA members coping with the pandemic. He also aims to oversee changes to BSAVA Congress, with a more interactive approach to training; shortened, more focussed lectures and greater integration between the exhibition, the scientific content and the social events.
Commenting on his appointment, Professor Ramsey said: “At this time of great uncertainty in the profession, my focus will be on providing BSAVA members with the scientific information and clinical training that 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 2021 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 2021.”
After graduating from the University of Liverpool, Professor Ramsey gained his PhD from the University of Glasgow. He has completed the UK and European Diplomas in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Cambridge and is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and European Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine.
Since 2009, Professor Ramsey has been Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Glasgow University. He is published in the fields of infectious diseases, endocrinology and neurology and, in 2015, received the BSAVA Woodrow Award for his contribution to small animal medicine. In 2016, he became of Fellow of the RCVS.
Welcoming Professor Ramsey to the role, retiring president Sue Paterson said: “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.”
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