Bob Michell received the award during last night’s Awards Ceremony at the BVA’s annual congress in Liverpool. The Chiron Award rewards those who have made outstanding contributions towards veterinary science or for outstanding services to the profession in a manner which commands international or inter-professional recognition.
Professor Michell currently holds a Personal Chair in Comparative Medicine from the University of London. His most recent research focused on oral hydration, renal disease and hypertension in humans and animals.
Speaking of his award, Professor Michell said: “I was astonished and flattered [to receive the award]. Astonished because most of my work in the last 10 years has related to human healthcare delivery, and flattered because any award that has a lineage which originates with ‘James Herriot’, let alone the distinguished winners since, is truly humbling.”