Mark Dagleish has been appointed the 30th president of the Veterinary Deer Society (VDS). Dr Dagleish, who is head of pathology at Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh, succeeds Hugh Reid.
Mark Dagleish, head of pathology at Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh, has been appointed the 30th president of the Veterinary Deer Society (VDS).
Dr Dagleish, who graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1990, said of the appointment: “I am both delighted and honored to take up this position and the VDS committee and I am here to support and further the role of veterinary surgeons working with deer.”
Dr Dagleish succeeds Hugh Reid, also from Moredun, who was appointed president in 2009.
VDS secretary Pete Goddard said: “We are delighted to have appointed Mark Dagleish as our president this year. Mark has had considerable involvement with the VDS over many years […] and has been an enthusiastic member of the society’s executive committee.
“Mark also played a leading role in the society’s successful 2010 conference and has been planning a number of initiatives to facilitate the engagement of VDS members who are distributed throughout the UK and beyond.”
The Veterinary Deer Society is a specialist division of the British Veterinary Association and aims to provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas on all matters pertaining to deer. Further information about the work of the society can be found on the VDS website.