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Past President Steps Into New BEVA Role

4 weeks ago

7th September, 2022 18h00


Former BEVA President Lucy Grieve has been appointed as Veterinary Projects Officer for the Association. Previously an ambulatory assistant at Rossdales, Lucy will be providing additional veterinary guidance and resources for BEVA in this brand-new role. Lucy will be lecturing, chairing and interviewing at BEVA Congress 7th-10th September 2022.

Lucy Grieve MA, VetMB, MRCVS qualified from Cambridge University in 2007 and went on to become the first diagnostic imaging intern at Rossdales. After completing this, she spent seven years as an in-house vet for Darley's pre-training facility in Newmarket, where she worked on yearlings, horses in training, rehabilitation and the occasional National Hunt horse. She returned to Rossdales in 2015 as an ambulatory assistant. Her main areas of interest are lameness, diagnostic imaging and poor performance.

Lucy has been a member of the BEVA Council since 2012, serving as chair of the Ethics and Welfare Committee and sitting on the Equestrian Sports Committee, liaising with regulatory bodies such as the BHA and FEI. She is also co-opted onto the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) Thoroughbred Research Consultation Group. Lucy was President of BEVA during 2020/21.

As Veterinary Projects Officer Lucy will be responsible for planning and implementing projects that include resources for BEVA members, researching issues that impact on equine health and veterinary services, and coordinating the Association’s responses to consultations.

Lucy said: “I wasn’t actively seeking employment elsewhere from my clinical role at Rossdales, but the role caught my attention. Not least because I am acutely aware of how much our profession relies on people within the associations to steer and support the industry in which we work.

“BEVA is very much a reason I became, and still am, an equine vet. Both Rossdales and BEVA have taught me to work hard and play hard, to lift those around you and allow yourself to be lifted in return. Without that ethos, which has very much shaped our profession and is so palpable whenever we get together, our profession would be very different to what which we enjoy today. I look forward to being a small part of the strong, passionate and committed team, which seeks to provide the same support and community that I have found so invaluable during my career.”

“I’m delighted that Lucy has joined the BEVA HQ team,” said David Mountford, Chief Executive of BEVA.  “Her close involvement with the work of the association as a Trustee means that she can hit the ground running, and her experience at the coalface will provide a key voice at the heart of BEVA to help support and represent the profession.”

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