Published: 14 Aug 2023 | Last Updated: 14 Aug 2023 09:37:23

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is delighted to announce that, following an international search, Ms Amanda Boag, a European and American recognised specialist in Emergency and Clinical Care, will be taking up the position of Vice Principal (Clinical Services) later this autumn.

Ms Boag joins the RVC from the private sector, bringing 15 years of esteemed experience, first as Clinical Director at Vets Now, during which she was responsible for clinical innovation, quality and veterinary professional development across 60 UK sites; and, most recently as Chief Medical Officer at IVC Evidensia, where she led the learning and development and clinical leadership teams across the global business.

Drawing on this expertise, Ms Boag will lead one of the largest academic clinical operations in the world, providing clinical care, training and advice to an international clientele. She will also be a member of the RVC’s senior team, helping lead significant expansion of its clinical facilities as it looks to the next chapter in its 230 year history.  

Ms Boag graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1998 and subsequently completed further clinical training at the RVC and the University of Pennsylvania, achieving board certification in both Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care. She remained at the RVC until 2008, working as a Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care.

In recognition of her expertise, Ms Boag was an elected member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RVCS) Council for eight years, from 2012 to 2020 and served as its President from 2018 to 2019. She was also Founding President of the European College of Emergency and Critical Care (ECVECC 2014-2018) and is a Treasurer of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation board. She is currently chair of Trustees for RCVS Knowledge.

Of her appointment, Ms Boag said:

“I am delighted to be joining the leadership team at the RVC at such a pivotal time for the organisation, our profession and the sector. Delivering clinical service innovation and high-quality care, alongside the nurturing of the next generation of veterinary professionals, has been the key driver throughout my career. On a personal level I am very much looking forward to coming back to the institution where I started my veterinary journey 25 years ago.”

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

“We are thrilled that Amanda will be joining the team here at the RVC as we seek to move our veterinary services to the next level. The changing face of clinical offering and our embedded clinical educational programmes require vision and leadership, and Amanda’s experience and drive will be central to our success. With the evolution of both general practice and specialist environments and the rapid advance and significance of new technologies on our reach and impact, it is an exciting prospect and one in which I know Amanda will deliver.”

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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 the QS World University Rankings by subject, 2023.
  • The RVC offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing and biological sciences.  
  • The RVC is a research led institution with 88% of its research rated as internationally excellent or world class in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
  • 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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