CVS Referral Director Appointed President of ESVOT

CVS Referral Director John Innes has been appointed President of the European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology (ESVOT) for a two year term with effect from October 2014. ESVOT spearheads the development of veterinary orthopaedics in Europe through the provision of scientific meetings which deliver a blend of continuing education and clinical research.

The Society’s biennial congress represents the largest global gathering dedicated to veterinary orthopaedics. It also provides practical surgery courses in small animals and horses led by the world’s most prominent orthopaedic specialists and runs an educational website called www.orthovetsupersite, an open resource for vets interested in orthopaedics. Membership is open to any veterinarian or member belonging to an affiliated profession interested in orthopaedics and traumatology.CVS Referral Director John Innes has been appointed President of the European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology (ESVOT) for a two year term with effect from October 2014.

John Innes has been an active member of ESVOT for several years and has most recently served as Junior Vice-President. Commenting on his appointment as President, he said: “It is a real privilege to lead ESVOT for the next two years.

“While the demand for veterinary orthopaedic expertise is arguably greater than ever, the subject has been somewhat squeezed from the undergraduate curriculum in recent years and this makes the provision of high-quality postgraduate education even more important. During my presidential term, I am keen to encourage younger members of the profession to join the Society to help develop their orthopaedic skills. Within CVS, we are looking to lead by example, nurturing these skills in our younger staff We hope to see a good number of them at the next ESVOT Congress in London from 8-10 September 2016.”

CVS UK Ltd is the largest and fastest-growing mixed practice corporate veterinary group in the UK. Founded in 1999 and run, principally by vets, it employs more than 3,000 staff at its practices and surgeries across the UK and in its related veterinary businesses, including an online pharmacy, three pet crematoriums and five veterinary laboratories.

Key to its success is CVS’ ability to attract ambitious veterinary staff and to invest in their clinical skills, knowledge and in research to drive the profession forward. It also provides the business support to ensure its diverse range of small animal, large animal and equine practices achieve their full potential. CVS’ guiding principles include a commitment to excellence in all aspects of its work and a focus on building long-term relationships with its customers and suppliers. The company works in close partnership with the wider veterinary profession and industry colleagues.