Freda Andrews, who has been head of education at the RCVS for nearly 14 years, is appointed to the newly-created role, following the early retirement of former head of veterinary nursing Libby Earle in April.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has appointed Freda Andrews to the newly-created role of director of education.
Mrs Andrews, who has been head of education at the RCVS for nearly 14 years, will oversee both the veterinary nursing and education departments, said the college.
The move comes following the early retirement of former head of veterinary nursing Libby Earle in April (2013).
According to the RCVS, two new vacancies for heads of veterinary nursing and education will be advertised in due course, positions which will take on the “day-to-day management” of the respective departments. Both positions will report to Mrs Andrews.
RCVS chief executive Nick Stace said: “Freda has a great track record and a fabulous reputation with the veterinary profession.
“I know her appointment to this new role will be well received by staff and the profession, as well as by the RCVS and veterinary nurses’ councils.”