RVC appoints two new fellows
21 June 2012
THE RVC has made the College Council's former chairman Gillian Shephard a fellow and the chief veterinary officer (CVO) for Wales, Christianne Glossop, has become an honorary fellow.
Dr Glossop, who became CVO for Wales in 2005, is an RVC graduate and also completed her PhD (concerning cattle fertility) here. Since 2007 Dr Glossop has been an honorary professor of the College.
Baroness Shephard (pictured left), who has previously been a minister for agriculture and secretary of state for education, served as chair of the College Council from 2008 until this spring.
The honours were bestowed at the RVC Fellows' Dinner, which took place on May 29 at Saddlers' Hall, close to St Paul's Cathedral. The annual event is attended by fellows, honorary fellows and honorary and visiting professors and lecturers.
Fellowships of the RVC are awarded in recognition of service to the College. Honorary fellowships are awarded in recognition of appreciable service to the College over a number of years, or to the veterinary and associated professions.
Dr Glossop (pictured right) received her honorary fellowship from RVC principal Stuart Reid. Baroness Shephard's fellowship was presented by acting chair of the College Council Paul Orchard-Lisle.
The citation for Dr Glossop's honorary fellowship reads: "In recognition of the outstanding service given to the veterinary world and, in particular, to the promotion of animal health and welfare."
The citation or Baroness Shephard's fellowship states that it was conferred "In recognition of the signal service she has rendered to the College."
Fellows and honorary fellows are expected to support and deliver benefit to the College's endeavours as ambassadors, benefactors or potential benefactors, in academic, scientific, philanthropic and community contexts.
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Established in 1791, the RVC is the UK’s longest-standing veterinary college—with a proud heritage of innovation in veterinary science, clinical practice and education.