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Vets elect new President

THE UK’S vets have chosen a new President to represent their profession. Mr Nick Blayney of Warwickshire was elected President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for 2007/2008 at the Annual General Meeting of the BVA at the close of its Annual Congress, held in Belfast on Sunday September 30th.

Mr Blayney qualified from Liverpool Veterinary University in 1980 and has been in full time practice ever since. He spent a decade working in Herefordshire, in mainly farm and equine work and then bought a practice in Warwickshire of which he is still Principal. The Arden Forest Veterinary Group now employs five veterinary surgeons and is still a mixed practice.

Mr Blayney has been involved in BVA affairs for nearly twenty years, from being a member of Midland Counties Veterinary Association, to Secretary of the Warwickshire Veterinary Club, in which role he brought the club to membership of BVA Council.

He has served as their representative on Council for many years. He has also served on the Council of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons and as their Honorary Secretary 2001 to 2004