Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Principal Stuart Reid, BVMS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ECVPH, FRSE, MRCVS, has been awarded the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) most prestigious scientific award for the contributions he has made.

The Dalrymple-Champneys Cup and Medal is presented each year to a member of BVA to recognize work of outstanding merit which it is considered will encourage the advancement of veterinary science. Reid received the award at BVA Members’ Day in Bristol, U.K., on Sept. 22.

A graduate of the University of Glasgow, Reid returned to Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine after spending a short time in practice. He became one of its youngest professors in 1996 and one of its youngest deans in 2005. He was appointed principal of the RVC in 2011.

Reid has continuously contributed to veterinary research, from his earliest papers in 1997 on donkey sarcoids to his more recent substantial papers on the epidemiology of influenza, E. coli, and Salmonella. He has more than 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than £15miilon in competitive grants to his name. Through his research, Reid has guided veterinary public health towards a deeper understanding of pathogen biology, antimicrobial resistance, and control.

The award also recognizes Reid’s “outstanding” contributions to the profession, both at the national and international level, including his recent presidency of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, his senior office at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, and his chairmanship of the European Committee on Veterinary Education. He was the fi