Published: 01 Apr 2022 | Last Updated: 01 Apr 2022 09:00:14

Professor Stuart Reid CBE, President and Principal of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has been granted an Honorary Life Membership of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM) for his support of the Society and lifetime of service.

Professor Stuart Reid
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The SVEPM was founded in 1982 and comprises approximately 250 veterinary and non-veterinary members from 24 countries. Its mission is to enable professionals to meet and share knowledge to improve the health of animals, humans, and the environment. As part of this, the Society awards honorary life memberships in recognition of individual’s contributions to the field of veterinary epidemiology, preventive medicine, and economics.

Reid was selected in acknowledgement of his work for the Society and his contribution to epidemiology and preventive medicine. The Life Membership was presented to him at the latest SVEPM conference which took place 23-25 March in Belfast.

He is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a specialist in veterinary epidemiology and in veterinary public health by the European Board of Veterinary Specialists. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in the USA in 2019 and holds Fellowships at the Royal Society of Biology; the Royal Society of Edinburgh; the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases in the USA; and the RCVS. His research interests remain focused on zoonotic disease and antimicrobial resistance in a One Health context.

Professor Stuart Reid CBE, President and Principal of the RVC said:

“It is huge honour to be recognised by those with whom one has worked for over 30 years. The Society plays a pivotal role in bringing together researchers from many disciplines to champion epidemiology, preventive medicine and economics for the betterment of animal and human health – but it also provides a social fabric to a community that is supportive and ultimately makes being a member a pleasure and a privilege.”    

Nominations are made by the general membership, channelled though the President and the decision is made in consultation with the Executive Committee. Currently, there are only 21 members who have received this honorary status.

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About the RVC

  • The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the UK's largest and longest established independent veterinary school and is a Member Institution of the University of London.
  • It is one of the few veterinary schools in the world that hold accreditations from the RCVS in the UK (with reciprocal recognition from the AVBC for Australasia, the VCI for Ireland and the SAVC for South Africa), the EAEVE in the EU, and the AVMA in the USA and Canada.
  • The RVC is ranked as the top veterinary school in the world in line with the QS World University Rankings by subject, 2022.
  • The RVC offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing and biological sciences.  
  • A research led institution with 79% of its research rated as internationally excellent or world class in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • The RVC provides animal owners and the veterinary profession with access to expert veterinary care and advice through its teaching hospitals and first opinion practices in London and Hertfordshire.

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