Mark Bowen, associate professor at the University of Nottingham, has been appointed as president of BEVA. He takes over the role from Andrew Harrison. Vicki Nicholls, veterinary assistant at Wright and Morten Vets, Cheshire, becomes president elect.
The announcement was made at BEVA Congress in Liverpool.
Mr Bowen qualified from the RVC in 1996 where he worked for a further nine years before becoming one of the founding members of staff at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in Nottingham.
He has a particular interest in equine cardiology and veterinary education; being one of a small number of veterinary surgeons to have been awarded the status of principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Mr Bowen is a specialist in large animal internal medicine and holds certificates in both equine internal medicine and veterinary anaesthesia. He also has a master’s in medical education.