Carlisle vet Graham Brooks has been elected president of the
British Cattle Veterinary Association.
Mr Brooks, who has been with the Coomara Veterinary Practice at
Carleton, Carlisle, for 23 years and has been its sole partner
since 1999, took over the office at Saturday’s BCVA annual
congress in Southport.
He has been a member of the BCVA during his time in practice and
he has been a member of the organisation’s council since
The BCVA which has just under 1,400 members, is the specialist
division of the British Veterinary Association. Originally it was
concerned with keeping vets up to date with advances in cattle
practices but particularly since BSE and foot and mouth the BCVA
has been involved in consultations with Defra on the health and
welfare of cattle.
“It’s an honour to be asked to take on the role and
during my year in office I hope to be able to put something back
into the profession,” said Mr Brooks.
Mr Brooks, who holds a diploma in bovine reproduction, specialises
in dairy and beef. His practice is 70 per cent farm work covering
north Cumbria and the south of Scotland with the remainder dealing
with horses and small animals.
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