Published: 06 Dec 2021 | Last Updated: 07 Dec 2021 13:13:29

Professor Stuart Reid CBE, President and Principal of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has today been announced as a Fellow of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) in the USA.

Established in 1920, CRWAD created the fellowship status this year to recognise and celebrate prominent scientists from all types of research careers, including academia, industry, and government. Election as a CRWAD Fellow is a lifetime honour; of the 17 foundation Fellows announced today,

Stuart Reid
Professor Stuart WJ Reid (Photo: Mark Thomas, Veterinary Record)

Reid is the only one based outside North America.

Professor Reid has held his position at the RVC since 2011 and is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a specialist in veterinary epidemiology and in veterinary public health by the European Board of Veterinary Specialists. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy. His research interests are focused on zoonotic disease and antimicrobial resistance in a One Health context. Professor Reid has more than 160 scientific publications, including in PNAS and Science, and has secured more than £16 million in competitive funding during his career.

He was awarded a CBE in 2018 for services to the veterinary profession and higher education, and in 2019 was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in the USA, as well as becoming a Fellow of the RCVS.

Professor Reid said:

“It is an honour and privilege to be in this first group of Fellows to be recognised by the CRWAD and our peers. The organisation has played  an important role  throughout my career and has provided a supportive network for me and many of my graduate students. I am grateful for the collaborations and friendships CRWAD has facilitated and for its many contributions to the advancement of science.” The 2021 Fellows were honoured at an event on Monday, December 6 in conjunction with the 2021 CRWAD Conference at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. 

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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, 2021.
  • The RVC offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing and biological sciences.
  • In 2017, the RVC received a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the highest rating a university can receive.
  • 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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