Lance Lanyon made Honorary Fellow of RCVS
1 August 2012
Lance Lanyon, a former Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Principal has been made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon (RCVS), which regulates veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK.
Professor Lanyon, who served as Principal from 1989 until 2004, is a professor emeritus of the RVC. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Bristol.
During his time as Principal, the intake on the College's BVetMed degree increased from 70 to more than 200 and the RVC's veterinary nursing degree was established. Professor Lanyon also presided over building work at the College while working to ensure the institution received independent funding from the Higher Education Council. The clinical caseload at the College increased significantly during Professor Lanyon's time Principal, allowing the RVC to train more postgraduate scholars.
RCVS honorary fellowships are awarded to veterinary surgeons whose service to veterinary science far exceeds the standards ordinarily required of members of the profession. The selection process involves an election after nominations have been made.
Professor Lanyon received the honour at RCVS Day, which is the annual general meeting of the organisation. The event took place at the Royal College of Physicians in London on July 6.
During the awards ceremony, Professor Lanyon was praised for his "very valuable contributions" to the RCVS, within which he has served as a council member and a member of visitation groups. As a member and sometimes chair of RCVS visitations groups, Professor Lanyon has travelled around the UK, Africa and Australia to ensure other veterinary school are functioning well.
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