North West

The BVA Council regional representative for the North West is Stephanie Walsh.

Members in the North West can contact Stephanie via the North West forum on the BVA community or via email: northwest@bva.co.uk.

Stephanie Walsh

Stephanie Walsh - manifestoI qualified from Liverpool in 2004, and moved to the North East for my first job in mixed practice. After 3 years I moved into small animal practice, and in 2012 I moved to a small animal practice back home in the North West. I am now Senior First Opinion Vet in that practice, and am involved in mentoring our New Graduates through our New Graduate Scheme.

I have completed my CertAVP, and am currently working towards a Masters in Workplace Health and Wellbeing, which is an area I am passionate about. I am also co-lead of the Wellbeing Group for Vet Partners.

I started off as North West Representative for the BVA Young Vet Network, as I feel it is very important to support our new and recent graduates and assist in that transition from university life to professional life. I then became the North West Regional Representative for the BVA 3 years ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in that role, and would love to serve a second term.

The BVA plays an important role in representing the views of the profession at higher levels, and producing policies for areas of concern for the profession, as well as supporting and championing the whole profession. There are a number of interesting and important topics under discussion in the profession at the moment including Brexit, Vet Futures and Animal Health and Welfare.

I think it is vital that the opinions of the vets of our region are presented to BVA council, and I would be honoured to continue to have the opportunity to do that.