Simon Doherty's Blog


Insect diets for pets: why vets have to be part of the conversation

Posted on August 29, 2019 by Simon Doherty

President Simon Doherty explains how the veterinary profession should provide leadership, and embrace innovative enabling technologies


Talking #teamvet with Theresa

Posted on August 01, 2019 by Simon Doherty

BVA President Simon Doherty recounts his first call with new Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers


A One Health Tango in Paris

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Simon Doherty

Earlier this week, Simon Doherty joined the UK delegation at the 87th OIE General Session in Paris. He tells us about the event, the themes in focus, and how his presentation referenced his presidential theme, One Veterinary Community.


Ready, steady, Gove

Posted on March 22, 2019 by Simon Doherty

BVA and the RSPCA caught up with Environment Secretary Michael Gove this week to talk about the #endnonstun campaign and associated asks around welfare at slaughter. Read Simon’s blog reporting back from this key meeting.


What’s coming up for #teamvet in 2019?

Posted on January 04, 2019 by Simon Doherty

Ringing in the new year allows us to reflect and look ahead to the next 12 months. BVA President, Simon Doherty, catches a breath and looks back on the past year’s highlights at BVA.


Mental Health Awareness Week: Veterinary wellbeing, a personal blog

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Simon Doherty

Simon Doherty - BVA Junior Vice-President - gives a personal account of his own experiences with mental health as part of our Mental Health Awareness Week blog series.


Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify LIVE – reflections on an inspirational weekend

Posted on May 08, 2018 by Simon Doherty

BVA Junior Vice President, Simon Doherty, reflects on his experience at the recent Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify LIVE event.


Disease surveillance - animal health and the border in Ireland

Posted on May 04, 2018 by Simon Doherty

As BVA publishes its vision for disease surveillance across the UK, BVA Junior Vice President, Simon Doherty, explores why an all-island approach to animal health and disease on the island of Ireland is paramount as the UK leaves the EU.


A One Health profession

Posted on November 03, 2017 by Simon Doherty

BVA Junior Vice President, Simon Doherty, marks International One Health Day with an insight into One Health initiatives taking place at local, national and global level.