The Moredun Foundation, the governing body of Moredun ResearchInstitute, awarded an honorary fellowship to DavidBuxton at its AGM on September 10.
During the ceremony John Ross, chairman of the Moredun Foundation,praised Dr Buxton for his contribution, not just to the work ofMoredun, but to the global livestock industry.
He said: “In his 36 years atMoredun David has demonstrated through his veterinary research andcommitment the very highest standards within his profession. Both theMoredun and the global livestock industry have benefited greatly fromDavid’s efforts.”
Dr Buxton worked at Moredun Research Institute for over 35 years and retired as head of pathology and surveillance in September 2008.
During his time at Moredun Dr Buxton made a huge contribution to increase the knowledge on infectious abortions of sheep and cattle and various other diseases that have a significant impact on livestock health and welfare. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and was awarded the JT Edwards memorial medal for his eminence in Veterinary Pathology in 2000.
Over the years Dr Buxton has written over 150 scientific papers and chapters for books and currently sits on the editorial committee of Journal of Comparative Pathology.