RCVS Day - the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s AGM and Awards Day - saw the investiture of the new President, Dr Bob Moore, on 6 July 2007 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Bob Moore qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 1967. He has spent the majority of his career in large animal practice, and for the past 37 years worked in the Kingfisher Veterinary Practice in Somerset, with a special interest in the management and promotion of good health and husbandry on dairy farms. He recently retired as partner of the practice, although he still does consultancy work for them.
Bob was a member of the British Cattle Veterinary Association Council for fourteen years, serving as its British Veterinary Association representative, Treasurer and President. He is also a council member of the Western Counties Veterinary Association and was one of the first group of five people to gain the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management from the Veterinary Practice Managers’ Association.
Elected onto RCVS Council in 1999, Bob has served on all of the RCVS committees and held the office of Treasurer for three years. He was awarded an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery) from the University of Edinburgh at this year’s veterinary graduation ceremony.
RCVS Day also brought other changes to the RCVS Officer team: Professor Sheila Crispin, outgoing President, became Senior Vice-President, and Jill Nute took up the role of Junior Vice-President. “I hope that by a process of osmosis I have managed to absorb Professor Crispin’s consummate skills in dealing with members of the House of Commons and Lords, senior government advisors and the profession,” said Dr Moore, adding that she had set a hard standard to follow.