Melissa Donald's Blog


Growing the next generation of vets – top tips for giving talks in schools

Posted on September 22, 2019 by Melissa Donald

When you hear the words ‘our local Primary School would like a visit from one of you’ reverberating around the practice walls, it will either strike fear, loathing, or panic, or your hand will go straight up.


A President’s reflection: My top 5 highlights as BVA Scottish Branch President

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Melissa Donald

After a brilliant two years as BVA Scottish Branch President, Melissa Donald reflects on her term and gives us her top 5 highlights from her time representing members in Scotland. 


Mental Health Awareness Week: Working together to improve rural wellbeing in Scotland

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Melissa Donald

BVA Scottish Branch President, Melissa Donald, explores how Scottish Branch is working with stakeholders across Scotland to improve mental wellbeing across the country, both for vets and their rural clients.


BVA Scottish Branch – Meet your newest Branch Council Members

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Melissa Donald

Following an unprecedented amount of interest in BVA Committee vacancies in 2018, Scottish Branch President, Melissa Donald, kick starts 2019 by introducing BVA Scotland’s newest appointments to Branch Council.


A Grand Day Out! BVA Scottish Branch at the Royal Highland Show

Posted on July 27, 2018 by Melissa Donald

BVA Scottish Branch President, Melissa Donald, gives us a rundown of her time representing BVA at the Royal Highland Show and some crucial stakeholder engagement on behalf of Scottish members.


BVA Scottish Branch 2017-2018: An Ode to our achievements

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Melissa Donald

With the 2018 AGM fast approaching and nearly a full year into her term as Scottish Branch President, Melissa looks back at the achievements of BVA Scottish Branch - a year full of activity, lobbying wins and engagement.


Taking a leaf out of our own books: applying the 5 welfare needs to ourselves

Posted on April 06, 2018 by Melissa Donald

Melissa Donald - BVA Scottish Branch President - uses the 5 welfare needs of animals to benchmark wellbeing in the veterinary profession.


Volunteering: Give a little, get a lot

Posted on December 05, 2017 by Melissa Donald

Melissa Donald, BVA Scottish Branch President, talks about how volunteers are key to BVA’s success.