The event also saw Professor John Innes welcomed as the new chair of the RCVS Fellowship for a three-year term, during which he will be responsible for meeting the initiative’s strategic aims and setting its priorities.
The day was opened by Professor Nick Bacon, outgoing chair of the Fellowship, who welcomed Professor Innes before reflecting on his three year term as chair.
Bacon said: “As I come to the end of my three-year term, I look back with immense pride about everything that has been achieved by the initiative in this relatively short time-frame.
“We have welcomed over 150 fellows under the three new routes to Fellowship since 2016, and developed a three-year strategic plan to support the Fellowship in achieving its aim of becoming a thriving learned society.”
Innes added: “I am greatly looking forward to working with my fellow Fellowship board members, the RCVS team at Belgravia House who so ably support the initiative, and the members of the Advancement of the Professions Committee and RCVS Council who provide the vital oversight of the initiative.
“I also hope I can bring to bear the knowledge of my 22 years in academia and my current experience in a national role for a large veterinary practice group, and provide insight in to veterinary practice in all domestic species for Fellows, the wider veterinary professions and the public.”