Skip to content

Penelope Morgan


Candidate 10 of 14

Proposers: Dr Catherine Burke, Richard Saunders

Contact details 

M 07737 770 220
E [email protected]

Candidate biography

Penelope Morgan, 2024 RCVS Council election candidateI've been a practicing vet for the past 23 years since qualifying from Bristol in 2001. After a short time as a DEFRA vet during the Foot and Mouth outbreak of that year, I was in mixed practice, working as a locum and then as an emergency OOHs vet across South Wales and the South West. For the past 15 years I have worked in Charity practice in Bristol, initially full time but part time after having children and now work in a hybrid way of being still clinical for part of the week and in a diversified admin role for the rest of the week. I have taken on a number of volunteer roles over the last 10 years in community and health areas, I have been a member of the public involvement strategy group National Institute for Health and Care Research, and I currently chair a Community Anchor Organisation (CAO) tackling local health priorities and community engagement with funding decision making. I enjoy many things including Swimming. During Covid I stated swimming in local open water and have worked with local government and water companies to address the sewage pollution risks since.

Candidate statement

The Veterinary profession is facing a number of challenges not least that the continued desire to improve clinical standards is potentially becoming unaffordable for many experiencing a cost of living squeeze, social media hostility towards the profession and the political and economic reality of having left the EU.

I have experienced teleconsulting, working OOHs covering a large area and number of practices as the sole vet and developing ways to facilitate shared decision making with owners when facing challenging choices.

My desire is to ensure we give better clarity on good enough not just better and best as the way to ensure the best welfare outcomes for all animals under our care.

I would like to bring my experience in building engagement both from within the veterinary world when I have been elected as staff representative, but also in my volunteer roles where I have worked to develop strategies and approaches to tackle local human health priorities as park of integrated health partnerships by community engagement and empowerment.

I have been following and watching what I can learn from NHS colleagues about how we have to recognise we are Human with factors effecting outcomes that are wider than just building knowledge and skills.

I am standing as after a dear friend said at London Vet Show “You can't just wait for someone else to be the voice you are worried may be missing, the only way to know there is that choice, is to stand, so there is at least one vet from those experiences."