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Mr John Reece

John Reece
  • Location: East Sussex
  • Year of Fellowship: 2017
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to the Profession

Field of work

Clinical practice (charity)

Areas of special interest

  • Rabies control
  • Humane dog population control
  • international Animal welfare

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • International issues
  • One Health Agenda
  • Professional mentoring


  • 2006 inaugural Trevor Blackburn Award of the BVA,
  • 2007 the International Award for Achievement from the Humane Society International (HSI) (USA)


After a degree in biology from York University, Jack Reece qualified from Liverpool University Vet School in 1994. He worked in mixed rural practice in Devon, UK for 3½ years. He then took a voluntary position as veterinary officer at the charity Help in Suffering in Jaipur, India.

Apart from short periods away (working as a TVI for MAFF/DEFRA during the 2001 FMD outbreak and at the Hong Kong SPCA) he has worked at the charity ever since.

His main duties involve the daily management, surgery, reporting and evaluation of a street dog and rabies control (ABC) programme. He is also involved with clinical welfare work with street animals, and providing veterinary treatment to draught equines and camels.

He has published, from charity practice in India, a number of scientific papers on rabies and street dog control.

In 2006 he received the inaugural Trevor Blackburn Award of the BVA, and in 2007 the International Award for Achievement from the Humane Society International (HSI) (USA).

He was appointed an Expert to the FAO Expert Meeting on Dog Control in 2011. He has spoken on rabies and humane dog population control at meetings of the BVA, Commonwealth Veterinary Association, HSI, Association for the Prevention and Control of Rabies in India, and Asia for Animals. He has published occasional articles in the Veterinary Times since 2000.

He has enjoyed mentoring a number of veterinary colleagues and regularly oversees the EMS placements of vet students.

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