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Top role for vet brought up in Dales
10:43am Friday 5th October 2012 in News
A veterinary surgeon who was brought up in Malhamdale has been elected president elect of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for 2012/2013.
Robin Hargreaves, a small- animal vet, was elected at the annual general meeting of the BVA in the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, on Thursday.
Mr Hargreaves, a director of a four-centre mixed practice in Colne, was born and raised on Hanlith Hall Farm, Hanlith.
He joined the BVA while a student at the University of Liverpool Veterinary School.
He qualified in 1985 and joined a two-vet mixed practice in Shropshire before moving on to a spell at a small animal practice in Leeds before settling in Colne.
He is a past president of the Lancashire Veterinary Association and a life member of the Veterinary Benevolent Fund (VBF)
Commenting on his election, Mr Hargreaves said: “As a full-time veterinary practitioner I am constantly reminded of the issues that have to be tackled daily in our fight to maintain and enhance animal welfare across all species.
“My career has been in the companion animal sector of mixed practice but I was born into the farming community and my family is still largely still involved in agriculture.
“I am honoured and excited to be elected to the officer team at the BVA and I hope I will be able to use a broad practical perspective to continue the, often unsung, work that the BVA continues to do in support of the veterinary profession.”