BVA Officers

BVA is led by our Officer team - BVA President, Senior Vice President and Junior Vice President - veterinary surgeons who serve for three years, with one year in each post. 

The incoming President and Junior Vice President are voted in at our annual general meeting at BVA Members' Day in September, having been nominated by the BVA Electoral College and approved by  BVA Council.

President

Daniella Dos Santos became President of BVA in September 2019.

Senior Vice President

Simon Doherty became President of BVA in September 2019.

Junior Vice President

James Russell became Junior Vice President of BVA in September 2019. 


Daniella Dos Santos

Daniella Dos Santos

Daniella is President of the British Veterinary Association. She obtained a BSc (hons) in Molecular Genetics from Kings College London in 2007, before going to study veterinary medicine at the RVC, qualifying in 2012. Since then she has been in first opinion small animal and exotic animal practice and is currently working towards her CertAVP zoological medicine.

She became a member of the Ethics and Welfare Advisory Panel at the BVA in 2015, and took the position of chair in 2017. She also became a Trustee of the Animal Welfare Foundation in 2016.


Simon Doherty

Simon Doherty (officer pic)

Simon Doherty is Senior Vice President of the British Veterinary Association. He is a past-president of the North of Ireland Veterinary Association and of the Northern Ireland Branch of BVA. Simon is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast and is a certified aquaculture vet. He is a trustee of livestock development charity, Send a Cow, and of the Animal Welfare Foundation.


James Russell 

James is Junior Vice President of the British Veterinary Association. He is a veterinary consultant, and a Board member of the British Cattle Veterinary Association, representing the organisation on the Bovine TB Eradication Advisory Group for England. He has over 17 years’ experience working in mixed practice in Essex, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.