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Fellowship Evening 2020


We were delighted to host a virtual Fellowship evening on Thursday 1 October 2020. During the evening 57 new Fellows were awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession.

In case you missed it, you can watch the entire event above.


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We recommend using the following browsers and versions on Windows 7 or later or macOS Sierra (10.12.6) or later:

  • Chrome 30+ (has automatic updates)
  • Firefox 27+ (has automatic updates)
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari 9+ 

Alternatively, the event can be accessed directly on the Vimeo website.



  • 7:00pm Welcome and opening remarks, Dr John Innes
  • Announcement of the new Fellowship Vice-Chair
  • New Fellows celebration and congratulations
  • President's address, Dr Mandisa Greene
  • Fellow in Focus presentations delivered by Professor The Lord Sandy Trees, Dr Freda Scott-Park and Dr Gerhardus Steenkamp
  • Keynote Presentation and Q&A - Professor Mark Woolhouse OBE FRSE FMedSci (please see below)
  • Approximately 8:40pm Ceremony closes


Meet our new Fellows

During the ceremony, Fellowship awards will be presented by the RCVS to those entering from the Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice, Meritorious Contributions to Knowledge, Meritorious Contributions to the Profession and Diploma of Fellowship by Thesis pathways.


About the speaker

Mark Woolhouse speaker

The evening will culminate with this year’s keynote speaker 
Mark Woolhouse OBE FRSE FMedSci, 
Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Woolhouse also sits on the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling which provides expert advice to the Department of Health and Social Care and wider UK government on scientific matters relating to the UK’s response to influenza and other emerging diseases.

Delivering a talk entitled 'Covid-19: Science in the spotlight', Professor Woolhouse will cover his experience of working as an epidemiologist with both medical and veterinary experience and the policies that have been instituted for Covid-19 control. 


Time permitting there will also be the opportunity to ask Professor Woolhouse questions at the end of his talk.