Gudrun Ravetz’s career to date has taken in many different aspects of the veterinary world.
It was whilst studying at Liverpool University as a veterinary student that Gudrun became interested in the business side of veterinary practice. Pursuing this interest she was supported by the university to set up and run a business elective as a student, providing her with her first insight into this area of the veterinary world.
Alongside practicing as a small animal veterinary surgeon on graduating in 2002, Gudrun furthered her interest in the business side of the veterinary profession by studying for the post graduate certificate in business.
Over the years Gudrun has worked as a clinician in a variety of different small animal practices, both in private practice and charity. This includes a large American group of veterinary practices which provided insight into a very different model of veterinary practice. As well as clinical jobs, Gudrun has also worked in a number of veterinary related roles including working in industry, management and as a veterinary consultant to a number of companies.
Gudrun has also been involved in veterinary politics for a large part of her career and has played a vital role at the Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS). She is Past President of the society (2012/13) and also worked as a councillor for them for several years.
Currently Gudrun works as a Veterinary Consultant to Pet Health Plans from Denplan and as an external interviewer for prospective veterinary students at University of Liverpool.
Gudrun became Junior Vice President at the BVA Member’s Day and AGM on 24 September 2015.