Shropshire farm vet receives the John Bleby Cup

21 September 2017

Shropshire vet Ally Anderson was today (21 September) announced as the winner of this year’s John Bleby Cup, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the British Veterinary Association (BVA) Council.

Ally, who is a farm animal vet currently working as a ruminant specialist for Zoetis, is in her second term of office on BVA Council as the elected regional representative for West Midlands. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009 and started her career at a mixed practice in Shropshire. She has been a member of the Shropshire Veterinary Association for several years, serving as President in 2014/15.

Since joining the BVA Council in February 2014 Ally has contributed to a wide range of discussions, continually striving to engage with members in her region, directly contributing to BVA’s furtherance of its mission to be the leading body representing, supporting and championing the whole UK veterinary profession.

On hearing of her award, Ally said:

“I was very surprised and grateful to receive this award from the BVA. I am really enjoying my time on BVA Council and I find it very rewarding to be involved in the issues we discuss such as animal welfare and the future strategic plans for BVA. 

“I feel it is very important that members of BVA are able to get their views heard and I do what I can to gain input from vets in the West Midlands. I have also had the opportunity to be involved with Vet Futures which I think is an important project for the profession moving forwards.”

BVA president Gudrun Ravetz said: 

“Over the last three years Ally has made an outstanding contribution to BVA Council. As well as representing our members in the West Midlands she works hard to ensure the voice of young vets and recent graduates is heard in both in Council debates and through the Vet Futures project.”

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