Veterinary professionals are well placed to lead advocacy and engagement, as well as action, on sustainability but don’t always know where to start. In this BVA hot topic session, we’re joined by Vet Sustain to set out practical ideas on how you can take the first steps in your #GreenTeamVet journey. We’ll be exploring why vets have a key role to play and how veterinary teams can be part of the national push to ‘build back greener’ from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tuesday November 10, 2020, starting at 8:15 PM GMT
  • What we mean when we discuss sustainability in the veterinary context
  • The connections between sustainability and global environmental issues
  • The critical role that vets play in developing and implementing sustainable practices
  • Take away some examples of where others have improved sustainability in practice
  • Feel empowered to start by making a small difference and build into bigger impacts
BVA Past-President, Director of Vet Sustain, Queen’s University Belfast
Simon is a BVA past-president and a Director of Vet Sustain, a community interest company focussed on providing vets with resources and toolkits to drive sustainability in their workplaces. Simon holds a senior position at the Institute of Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast, and chairs the FVE Food Safety & Sustainability Working Group.
Zoë Halfacree, MA VetMB CertVDI CertSAS FHEA DipECVS MRCVS
Soft Tissue Surgeon Chair of Greener Veterinary Practice working group, Vet Sustain
Zoë is a small animal vet and a passionate advocate for sustainability. Zoë works at Davies Veterinary Specialists as a Soft Tissue Surgeon and also Chairs the Greener Veterinary Practice working group, Vet Sustain. Zoë remains involved in curriculum and clinical practice initiatives in environmental sustainability at The Royal Veterinary College.
Justine Shotton
BVA Junior Vice President
A 2008 University of Bristol veterinary graduate with a First Class intercalated degree in veterinary pathology from the Royal Veterinary College, Justine has over 12 years’ experience in zoo medicine, small animal practice and mixed practice in Oxfordshire, London and Hampshire, as well as internationally. In 2014, she completed a Master’s degree in Wild Animal Health from the Royal Veterinary College and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Since 2015, Justine has worked as the Veterinary Services Manager at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire. Alongside her veterinary and conservation work, Dr Shotton also works as a small animal and emergency veterinary locum.
Sally Burnell
Isabelle Perlman