Professor Stuart Reid, principal of the Royal Veterinary College, was elected to be the next vice-president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons during the March meeting of RCVS council.
|The son of a veterinary surgeon, Stuart graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1987 and began his career in practice in Aberdeenshire. He completed a PhD in 1992 and was appointed to a joint chair at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde in 1996.
Having worked in Africa, Australia and the USA, Stuart became dean of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and principal of the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. He has been a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh since 2001.
Stuart is an RCVS recognised specialist in veterinary epidemiology and a diplomate, and the first elected president, of the European College of Veterinary Public Health. He has served on numerous committees including the Scottish Science Advisory Committee and Veterinary Products Committee.
Professor Stuart Reid, principal of the Royal Veterinary College, was elected to be the next vice-president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons at the March meeting of RCVS council.
Prof Reid joined RCVS council in 2005 and has served on a variety of committees, including as chairman of both the education policy and specialisation committee and the veterinary legislation working party.
He said: “It is an honour and privilege to be nominated for the officer team. Having grown up in a veterinary household, the profession, and practice in particular, has been part of my life from as far back as I can remember.
“The opportunity to serve in a leadership role at a time when the profession at large faces so many challenges and our organisation itself is undergoing such fundamental change is as exciting as it is potentially daunting.”
“The college’s role as a regulator and standard bearer is at the core of all our activities and I hope that I will be able to bring a comparative view from the profession elsewhere in the world, at the same time as helping us retain the professional continuum from science base to clinical practice.”
Prof Reid added: “We must broaden awareness in the profession and the public of the work the college does and seek greater engagement at every level.
“It will only be through reaching out that we can be a council and a profession that reflect the society and communities we serve, fit for purpose and fit for practice in everything we do.”
- Prof Reid will officially take up his role at RCVS Day 2013, to be held at the Royal College of Physicians on July 5.