BVA and BMJ appoint new editor for Veterinary Record

01 February 2017

Award-winning health journalist Adele Waters has been appointed as editor of Veterinary Record, In Practice,Veterinary Record Open, and Veterinary Record Case Reports, the BVA and the journals’ publisher BMJ have announced today.

Responsible for delivering content across all platforms, Ms Waters will oversee the weekly Veterinary Record and monthly In Practice, as well as leading and managing the editorial production team.

Adele will join Veterinary Record at the start of February 2017. Previous to the appointment she worked as Executive Editor for the Health Service Journal, where she managed and delivered major projects and editorial initiatives.

As a journalist, Adele has worked for a range of consumer and professional titles including  Which?, GP magazine and Nursing Standard. Before becoming a journalist, Adele trained as a registered nurse.

The new appointment follows the retirement of Martin Alder in December after 26 years in the post.

Adele Waters said: "I am delighted to be joining BMJ to oversee the veterinary titles. I am looking forward to immersing myself in the world of vets and exploring the important issues that matter to them." 

BVA President Gudrun Ravetz, said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Adele as the new editor of BVA’s journals. I’d also like to thank Martin Alder for the commitment, expertise and enthusiasm that he brought to the role over the past 26 years.

“BVA is looking forward to working with Adele and her team to ensure Veterinary Record, In Practice and our online journals continue to be the go-to place for our members and the wider profession for the latest news, research and clinical insights.” 

Commenting on the new appointment, Allison Lang, Publishing Director at BMJ, said: "We are delighted to appoint Adele Waters to lead our collection of high quality veterinary publications. Adele brings a wealth of media experience serving professional audiences and we look forward to working with her to bring rich and stimulating content to the veterinary community."

BVA Media Office