23 August 2023
A leading academic at the Harper & Keele Veterinary School has been elected as Vice President of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA).
Dr Ian Self, Reader in Veterinary Anaesthesia, has had a distinguished career in the veterinary profession working in both private practice and education, and is currently the outgoing chair of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Scientific Committee and the incoming chair of the Education Committee.
Ian joined the vet school earlier this year to share his passion and expertise in anaesthesia and pain management with aspiring veterinary surgeons, teaching students from third year through to their final year clinical rotations.
Elected by colleagues at the ECVAA, the central authority that regulates and certifies the standards of specialist veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia across Europe, Ian will support the organisation throughout his two-year term.
He said: “I am delighted to have been elected as Vice President, it is an enormous privilege to have an input into the standards for specialist veterinary anaesthesia across Europe and the UK.
“It’s incredible to see how rapid technical developments have transformed the profession, achieving things that were unheard of when I graduated. I’m looking forward to working with colleagues at the ECVAA to use my experience to shape the future of training needs for specialists in this area.”
Professor Matt Jones, Head of the Harper & Keele Veterinary School added: “Congratulations to Ian on his election, a reflection of his expertise in this area. Ian has great experience to bring to the role and the life of our vet school, but above all it’s his enthusiasm for his subject and for education in general that can make the most significant impacts. This is further exemplified by his work looking at attitudes to lifelong learning in the veterinary profession as part of his PhD.”