Daniella signs off on BVA presidency

Daniella signs off on BVA presidency
Daniella is pictured here at the BVA NI dinner 2019 in Stormont. Also pictured are Nigel Scollan, guest speaker; Simon Doherty, senior vice-president, BVA; Aurelie Moralis, BVA NI president; Chris Lyttle MLA, event sponsor; Adrian Patterson, TB Eradication Partnership; Paul Crawford, AVSPNI president and Robert Huey, CVO in NI.

Daniella Dos Santos has just concluded her year as British Veterinary Association (BVA) president after delivering her final presidential address at BVA’s virtual officers handover and awards event.

In her speech, Daniella reflected on ‘a year like no other’ and said that BVA would continue to be there for everyone in the veterinary community during the challenging and uncertain times ahead.

She said: “There isn’t a book on how to lead during a pandemic, let alone doing it during an election year, a transition period, or when the regulation of your profession is being re-evaluated.

“This year has been unpredictable and unlike any other, but at every step of the way I have been absolutely honoured to serve you as BVA’s president and could not be prouder to be part of our incredible profession.”

Daniella will continue on the BVA officer team as senior vice-president.

During the Officer Handover session, Staffordshire-based farm vet James Russell was elected BVA president for 2020/21. Winchester-based zoo and wildlife veterinary surgeon, Dr Justine Shotton was elected junior vice-president and will join James and Daniella on BVA’s officer team for 2020/21.