Scottish vet Keith Chandler has been announced as the next president of the British Equine Vet Association (BEVA). He will take up his position at BEVA Congress in September.
Scottish vet Keith Chandler has been announced as the next president of the British Equine Vet Association (BEVA) for the 2012/13 year.
Mr Chandler is originally from Fife and qualified from the University of Glasgow veterinary school in 1993. He spent two years in general practice, after which he returned to Glasgow to undertake specialist training in equines.
Mr Chandler has since worked for the Sultan of Oman in the Middle East as well as being a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh veterinary school for four years. He also has an RCVS certificate in equine practice.
Mr Chandler – whose main interests are equine internal medicine, stud medicine and care of the geriatric horse – is also a director of Crown Vets, another practice based in Inverness, where his wife, fellow vet Rachel Chandler, also works.
The equine specialist has also published widely in veterinary literature, and has already served BEVA for nearly five years. At BEVA, he has had stints on its dental working party and the CPD sub-committee.
Mr Chandler was unavailable for comment, but is reported to be looking forward to his role as president.
He is succeeding Ben Mayes, partner at Mayes and Scrine Equine Veterinary Practice, who has been BEVA’s president for the year 2011/12.