Professor Stuart Reid was awarded the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) most prestigious scientific award for the distinctive contribution he has made as an exceptional veterinary academic and a gifted researcher at BVA Members’ Day in Bristol on the 22 September.
The Dalrymple-Champneys Cup and Medal is presented each year to a member of BVA to mark and recognise the work of outstanding merit which it is considered will encourage the advancement of veterinary science.
The award also recognises Stuart’s “outstanding” contributions to the profession, both at the national and international level, including his recent presidency of the RCVS, his senior office at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and his chairmanship of the European Committee on Veterinary Education. Stuart has been a Trustee for The Donkey Sanctuary since 1996 and was appointed Chair in 2007. Stuart was the first elected President of the European College of Veterinary Public Health.
Head of Trustees for The Donkey Sanctuary, Professor Stuart Reid said: “It is a huge honour and an enormous privilege to be recognised by the British Veterinary Association; the fact that it is the Dalrymple-Champneys Cup and Medal is truly humbling. The advancement of veterinary science happens in every facet of our profession – the practices, labs, offices, consulting rooms, on farm, in lecture halls and in surgeries…everywhere, home and abroad. I have been fortunate enough to work with colleagues – both veterinary and non-veterinary – in all of these environments and I like to think that if the contributions arising from these collaborations are judged worthy, it is very much a recognition of the collegiate approach and the efforts of the entire team. Our futures will depend upon us advancing veterinary science ever more rapidly in our changing world – the BVA and its cognate organisations have a central role to play and the Dalrymple-Champneys Award speaks directly to this important agenda. I am delighted to be this year’s recipient.”
Awarding the Dalrymple-Champneys Cup and Medal for 2016, BVA President Sean Wensley said: “It gives me real pleasure to present this award to Stuart. He is a popular and deserving recipient. As his nominator said ‘It would be difficult to propose a more illustrious candidate for the Dalyrmple-Champneys award’”.