The British Veterinary Association (BVA), has appointed Ifan Lloyd as president of its Welsh branch; he succeeds Sarah Carr who was the principal representative of BVA in Wales for a two-year term.
Lloyd has been a partner at St James Veterinary Group, Swansea, for 23 years and still works in the practice part time since his retirement from the partnership in 2017. He was the Regional Representative for Wales on BVA Council from 2011-2017 and helped found BVA Welsh Branch Council in 2011.
Lloyd is also a member of the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group and a director of Cefn Gwlad Solutions, a company set up to lead bovine TB (bTB) related programmes.
Lloyd said: said, “As a founding member of BVA Welsh Branch I am honoured and delighted to be elected as president. I have been passionate about representing the veterinary profession in Wales for many years and I plan to use this experience to represent my colleagues to the best of my abilities.
“I’m particularly looking forward to working with the BVA Branch team again and to engaging with veterinary colleagues throughout Wales to ensure their views on animal health, welfare and disease eradication are heard where it really matters.”
Simon Doherty, BVA president added, “I’m very pleased to welcome Ifan as president of BVA Welsh Branch. He has already contributed so much to BVA and to BVA Welsh Branch and I’m confident that he will bring his trademark enthusiasm to this pivotal role.
“BVA’s branches do a magnificent job in representing the veterinary profession across the UK. Many of Wales’ recent animal health and welfare successes, such as the screening of over half of Welsh farms in the first year of Gwaredu BVD’s three-year programme, could not have been achieved without veterinary input and involvement.”