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Bob Moore elected JVP

2 March 2006

Mr Bob Moore BVM&S CVPM MRCVS has today been elected Junior Vice-President of the RCVS by the College Council; he will take up his office formally on RCVS Day on 7 July 2006.

Mr Moore (pictured) qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 1967. Coming from a farming background it was no surprise that his first job was in a mainly farm animal practice in Tiverton, where he stayed for three years.

Following a few months in an equine and small animal practice, he moved to Somerset in 1970 to Kingfisher Veterinary Practice, where he remains today. He soon became a partner and developed his interest in the management and promotion of good health and husbandry on dairy farms.

A member of BCVA Council for 14 years, he has served as its BVA representative, Treasurer and President. He is also a council member of Western Counties Veterinary Association and was among the first group of five to gain the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management.

He was elected to RCVS Council in 1999 and has served on all RCVS committees. For the last three years he has acted as RCVS Treasurer.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Moore said: "The veterinary profession will face many challenges over the next few years. Continuity of approach is essential if our profession is to negotiate its way through these changes effectively. Having served for three years as Treasurer on the Officer team, I believe I can contribute to the stability that is required.

"I have always been a firm advocate of a team approach to achieve maximum effect and have shown my ability to work within a team structure in the College, and an ability to lead a team in practice over many years.

"My commitment to the veterinary profession can never be doubted - I cherish the opportunity to work for the College as President in 2007."

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