AGM & Sustainability CPD
Date: 23rd March 2022
7.30pm - AGM - all welcome to attend
Followed by Sustainability CPD talk by Simon Doherty. Simon holds a senior position at the Institute of Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast where he works in the sphere of animal health and welfare, agricultural technology, One Health and sustainability.
Prior to his presidency of the British Veterinary Association (2018-19), he was the Animal Sciences & Aquaculture Sector Specialist for the Department for International Trade and was appointed as a GlobalScot by the Office of the First Minister of Scotland in 2018. He currently sits on the ‘Triple A’ sub-group of the Life Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group.
He is a Director of Vet Sustain, a community interest company focussed on providing veterinary surgeons with resources and toolkits to drive sustainability in their workplaces and help their clients to improve their sustainability too. He has contributed to the work of international development organisation, Send a Cow, as a trustee, ambassador and veterinary advisor.
A former Chair of the UK One Health Coordination Group, Simon currently chairs the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe Food Safety & Sustainability Working Group and was recently appointed as an ad hoc expert to the World Veterinary Association One Health Strategic Focus Group and chairs the WVA One Health Education Working Group.
Talk covering the background on the BVA's interests in sustainability and the formation of Vet Sustain and an introduction on sustainability. There will also be a focus on practical things vets, nurses and practice staff can get involved with at practice level - energy providers, instrument sterlisation, use of single use plastics (syringes / gowns / gloves / drapes / drip bags / giving sets / etc), waste disposal, use of anaesthetics. Also to include a flavour of the work of the Vet Sustain Food & Farming Working Group.