Published Thursday, 29th October 2015 in SAC Consulting news
SRUC Vet George Caldow was recently presented with the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) President’s Award.
The award is given to someone who has contributed to BCVA in a significant way, and the judges felt George had done this in two key areas.
Firstly through the CPD George has delivered for decades at a whole range of BCVA meetings; and secondly via more general support to the cattle vet sector through wider training, expertise, and the development of control schemes such as the Cattle Health Certification Standards.
George, who is Veterninary Centre Manager in St Boswell’s, says: “My thoughts on receiving the award are that it is unexpected. It is one thing to believe you are making a difference, but an entirely different thing for that to be recognised by your peers. And as always with such awards it is recognition for the team as much as the individual.”
The President’s Award is not the only award George has received in his career; in 2009 he was given the Livestock Farmer of the Year Award by the Scottish Farmer, and he has also received a Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Society (FRAgS) for his contribution to the health management of ruminant livestock.
Previous awards from SAC include the Sandy Inverarity Prize and a Science and Innovation Award (which he won with Iain Riddell).
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