Published: 28 Jul 2023 | Last Updated: 28 Jul 2023 10:51:07

Professor Jonathan Elliott, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for his contributions to the profession.

The RCVS is responsible for setting, upholding and advancing the educational, ethical and clinical standards of veterinary surgeons and nurses. Since 2016, the RCVS Fellowship has been awarded in recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession, veterinary knowledge and clinical practice.

Professor Elliott has been awarded the Fellowship for his Meritorious Contributions to the Profession (MCP). He has been an academic at the RVC for 32 years and for 16 of these, he served as Vice Principal for Research and Innovation, taking responsibility for the institution’s research strategy and preparing three consecutive Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions. Each submission saw the RVC significantly increase its international standing with 88% of its research rated as internationally excellent or world class in 2021.

Professor Elliott was awarded the Pfizer Academic Award (1998) for his research contributions to the pathophysiology of laminitis and the BSAVA Amoroso Award (2001); the PetPlan Scientific Award (2005); the European Society of Nephrology and Urology Award (2007); and the BSAVA Woodrow Award (2019), all for his clinical research contributions in the area of feline chronic kidney disease.

Professor Elliott is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (ECVPT) and was President from 2018 to 2021. He is a member of the International Renal Interest Society, secretary to the PetPlan Charitable Trust Scientific Committee and is a panel member of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme.  He served for 8 years as a member of the Veterinary Products Committee (2001-2009), for 6 years on BBSRC’s Studentships and Fellowships Panel and is currently a member of the Animal Plant Health Agency scientific advisory board.

Professor Jonathan Elliott, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology at the RVC, said:

“I am delighted to become a Fellow of RCVS and look forward to continuing to contribute to the development of research career paths of veterinarians in both academia and clinical practice.”

Professor Stuart Reid, President & Principal  at the RVC, said:

“I am very pleased that Jonathan joins the Fellowship, recognising the many contributions over his career. I know he will bring the commitment and skills, that have been of such benefit to us at RVC, to this broader community of colleagues as we ensure the profession remains underpinned by high quality scientific knowledge and a robust evidence base in all areas of endeavour.”

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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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