Scotland

The Scotland regional representative on BVA Council is Emma Callaghan.

We encourage you to contact Emma via the Scotland forum on the BVA community or by emailing: scotland@bva.co.uk.

Emma Callaghan

Emma Callaghan - manifestoI grew up in Lanarkshire in Scotland where I currently reside. I was fortunate to attend the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies where I qualified I in 2004.

I began my career in small animal and equine practice in Nottingham before moving back to Scotland to be a small animal practitioner. I stayed happily in Aberdeen for two and a half years before I became restless to travel and gain new experiences. I embarked upon a year of locum work And travel abroad before returning to central Scotland. I joined a large hospital practice where I was an active member of the practice working group and enjoyed additional duties such as organising a charity dog walk, cpd for XLVet members and staff social events. I also attended a two year internal medicine course run by improve international and I organised my vet school 10 year reunion.

For the past two years I have enjoyed Locuming full time in central Scotland. This has afforded me the freedom to visit family living in New Zealand with the increased flexibility this type of work allows. I also enjoy keeping up with friends in the veterinary profession out in New Zealand. I have also had the privilege of becoming a Director for The Vettrust for the past two years. This has given me opportunities to network with fellow professionals in practice and within other spheres in a bid to promote the charity and raise awareness. I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved with this organisation.

Whilst I very much enjoy the challenges of practice life, in recent times I have felt a strong desire to contribute to addressing the larger issues affecting members of our profession and the animals in our care. I would relish the opportunity to volunteer for the BVA Scottish representative role and I hope I would bring energy and commitment to the role. Outside of practice I enjoy patchwork quilting as a creative outlet as well as walking my beloved Whippet, travelling and socialising.