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Minutes of a meeting of Council held on Monday 6th December 2004, at BVA Headquarters, 7 Mansfield Street, London, W1G 9NQ.

Present:  the President Mr. B. Hoskin, Prof. J. Bleby, Mr. C. Boyde, Mr. R. Ewbank, Mr. H. Hellig, Mr. C. R. Herbert, Dr. M. Kerr, Mr. K. Meldrum, Mr. M. Nelson, Mr. H. Robinson.

Apologies for Absence:  Mr. L. Gibson, Prof. A. R. Michell, Mr. A. Muckle, Mr. J. Oliver, Dr. A. Porter.

Minutes of the previous meeting on 28th September 2004 had been circulated and were approved.

Matters arising from the minutes not covered elsewhere:  none.

As the Hon. Secretary was delayed, the agenda was taken out of order.

BVA Representative's report:  Prof. Bleby submitted no formal report as there had been no formal BVA Council meeting since our previous meeting.  Mr. Meldrum asked when was the appropriate time to nominate potential Honorary Associates of the BVA, and was informed that such nominations can be proposed at any time.

AWF Representative's report:  Mr. Ewbank reported that there will be a meeting at BVA on 25th May 2005 when representatives will be able to make five-minute presentations on selected topics, and he would welcome suggestions from CVS.  A number of questions were asked.

BVA Council Agenda:

Membership:  Dr. Kerr reported that Dr. Irma Villanueva had resigned, as she has returned to live in Spain.  Council unanimously accepted an application for Fellowship from Prof. Quintin McKellar.

President's report:  The President proposed that Dr. Kathy Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia at the RVC, should be invited to deliver the Centenary Prize address this session.  This was unanimously agreed.  It was also agreed not to award a Victory Medal this year.  The format of the next General Meeting at Mansfield Street was discussed.

Secretary's report:  Nothing further to report.

Treasurer's report:  Mr. Herbert submitted a written report detailing a current account balance of £1,556.10, but reported that he had not received an account from the VLA for the meeting in September.  The reserve account stood at £5069.22, the McCunn current account at £560.43, the McCunn reserve account at £1608.68, the Centenary Prize current account at zero, and the Centenary Prize reserve account at £1201.02.

Date, time and place of next meeting:  Tuesday 29th March 2005, at 6 pm, at BVA Headquarters, 7 Mansfield Street, London, W1G 9NQ.  Next General meeting will be on 20th January, also at BVA Headquarters.

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