The new President of the BSAVA was inducted during the Annual General Meeting of the association today, during the last hours of World Congress.
Mark Johnston BVetMed MRCVS takes over the presidency from Andrew Ash and has worked in the veterinary industry for over twenty years. Originally planning to serve on a Regional Committee for a few years, he says that once starting as a BSAVA volunteer, he just did not want to stop.
In his opening speech, he encouraged all vets and vet nurses to volunteer and described his position as being "a great privilege." Very interested in the regions, he said he is keen to see "the regions grow in numbers and opportunities."
Mark, who works in a mixed practice in East Sussex along with his wife, takes over the role from Andrew Ash. Andrew, whose year of presidency has seen the BSAVA swell in numbers and host a record-breaking Congress, described his term as having "flown by" and wished Mark the best of luck in his new role.