Queen's Birthday Honours for veterinary surgeons

21 June 2012

Prof Chris Gaskell CBE MRCVS (Photo: University of Bristol)One of our former Council members was amongst the three veterinary surgeons receiving honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List recently.

Professor Chris Gaskell (pictured), Principal of the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, was an RCVS Council member from 1995 – 2007.

He was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to veterinary medicine and agriculture.

Two veterinary surgeons were awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE). These were Sarah Wolfensohn, for services to animal welfare, and Brendan McCartan, Senior Principal Veterinary Officer in the Northern Ireland Executive.

The British Empire Medal was awarded to Geoffrey Charles Davies for services to veterinary education. Mr Davies is also an Honorary Associate of the RCVS, receiving this award in 2008.

”I am very pleased to see our profession recognised in this way,” said RCVS President, Jerry Davies. “The contribution veterinary surgeons and associated professionals make to society across a wide range of activities is manifest.”

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