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Mr Ian Battersby

Ian Battersby
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Year of Fellowship: 2017
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Clinical practice

Field of work

Clinical practice (private)

Areas of special interest

  • Canine/feline Internal medicine
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Rabies control in street dog populations

Areas of support

  • Innovation in professional practice
  • International issues
  • One Health Agenda
  • Professional mentoring
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice
  • Public engagement

Professional positions

  • Chairman of Trustees Mission Rabies UK
  • Specialist Advisor Street Vet
  • Member of Defra Core Rabies Group


  • BSAVA Melton Award 2012


Ian graduated from Bristol University in 1998. He worked in mixed practice /small animal practice before completing a four-year residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Bristol.

Ian was awarded the RCVS and European Diplomas in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2005 and RCVS Specialist status in 2007.

Ian heads the internal medicine department at Davies Veterinary Specialists.

Ian has worked on a variety of committees in different roles and chaired the Small Animal Medicine Society. Ian also chaired the group which developed the BSAVA/SAMSOC, ‘ARE YOU PROTECTING?’ antibiotic campaign.

He was awarded the BSAVA Melton award in 2013 for meritorious contributions to small animal practice.

Ian’s other interests include rabies elimination in underdeveloped countries and he is chairman of the board of trustees of the charity Mission Rabies. He is a member of the DEFRA Core Rabies Group and a specialists advisor to the charity Street Vet.

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