New BVA President to focus on “working together”


With over 30 years’ experience in veterinary practice and academia in the UK and overseas, John Fishwick is well positioned as the new President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

“It is a huge honour to represent my fellow members of BVA,” commented John. “I am constantly inspired by the tenacity and dedication of my colleagues and it is a privilege – particularly during this time of professional, social and political upheaval – to be so involved in a profession that is pivotal to animal health, welfare and protecting human health too.”

John announced that the theme for his presidential year is ‘Team Vet, working together’. This will build on the success of the Team Vet campaign launched earlier this year by BVA and the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), which champions the value of the veterinary team and aims to encourage support within the veterinary family, especially considering the issues that Brexit presents.