Congratulations to eight of our associates who have been admitted to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Fellowship for 2021 for outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession.

The Fellowship aims to advance veterinary standards by providing a resource of independent knowledge to the profession.

Seven Linnaeus Associates were admitted for their meritorious contributions to clinical practice, while a further associate was admitted for meritorious contributions to knowledge.

Enzo Vettorato, RCVS and EBVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at Dick White Referrals, in Cambridgeshire, has been honoured for meritorious contributions to clinical practice, as has DWR colleague and Head of Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Federico Corletto.

Chris Shales and Richard Harvey, from Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, in Solihull, have been honoured with the award of fellowship by routes of Meritorious Contribution to Clinical Practice and Meritorious Contribution to Knowledge respectively.

Chris is an RCVS and European Specialist in small animal surgery at Willows, while Richard joined Willows earlier this year as Head of Dermatology.

Giunio Bruto Cherubini, Head of Neurology at DWR, has also been honoured for his contribution to clinical practice.

Elsewhere, European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery Nicola Kulendra, from North Downs Specialist Referrals, in Bletchingley, and Tim Charlesworth, Head of Surgery at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals, in Swindon, have been recognised for contributions to clinical practice, as has Zoe Halfacree, RCVS and EBVS European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery at Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hitchin.

Professor Séverine Tasker, Chief Medical Officer at Linnaeus, congratulated the new fellows and said the recognition highlighted the exceptional level of skill and expertise on offer here at Linnaeus.

“We count some of the finest specialists, veterinary clinicians and nurses in the UK among our team and we are very proud and happy to see so many of our Associates recognised by the RCVS for their exceptional contributions to clinical practice, knowledge and the profession.

“After the past 18 months in particular, delivering on our purpose to create a better world for pets is as important now as it has ever been and we will continue to set the standard in veterinary medicine, research and care provision.”

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