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RVC announces appointment of new Principal

12 November 2010
The Royal Veterinary College is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Stuart Reid as its new Principal and the successor to Professor Quintin McKellar.

Professor Stuart ReidProfessor Reid BVMS, PhD, DVM, DipECVPH, FRSE, MRCVS, (pictured left) joins the RVC from the University of Glasgow, where he was Professor of Veterinary Informatics and Epidemiology and Head of the School of Veterinary Medicine.  He will take up his new role on 1st January 2011.

Professor Reid began his career in 1987 as an Assistant Veterinary Surgeon before joining the University of Glasgow as a Clinical Research Scholar in 1988.  In 1992 he assumed the role of Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University and was promoted to Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in 1994.  He was appointed to the first joint Chair between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow in 1997, as Professor of Veterinary Informatics and Epidemiology.  In 2004 he became Associate Dean of Research and, in 2005, he became Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

"I am delighted and honoured to be joining the Royal Veterinary College at this important time." said Professor Reid. "The RVC has an enviable heritage and is a world leader in terms of its innovation and leadership in veterinary education, research and clinical service. I recognise that I am enormously privileged to be moving from a great School to a great College and I look forward to building on the successes achieved by RVC under Principal McKellar at the same time as rising to the challenges of a new funding environment."

Professor Quintin McKellarProfessor Quintin McKellar (pictured right) was appointed Principal in August 2004. He leaves the RVC to take the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire.

Chairman of the RVC Council, The Right Hon the Baroness Shephard of Northwold, added: "Great strides have been made under Professor McKellar’s dynamic leadership, and I am sure I speak for all at the College when I say we will be sad to see him go.  We look forward to welcoming Professor Stuart Reid, and firmly believe that his experience and distinguished academic record will assist the Royal Veterinary College in strengthening its position over the coming years."

Notes to Editors

  • The Royal Veterinary College is the UK's first and largest veterinary school and a constituent College of the University of London. It also provides support for veterinary and related professions through its three referral hospitals, diagnostic services and continuing professional development courses. www.rvc.ac.uk


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Professor Stuart Reid

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