BSAVA announces new President for 2023-24

15 June 2023


At the BSAVA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) today (15th June), Carl Gorman has taken over the BSAVA presidency from Alison Speakman for 2023-24.

One of his main presidential tasks will be implementing the BSAVA’s new strategy for 2024, which comes from a current project looking into the wider veterinary profession and how BSAVA can support their community.

Carl is the clinical director of a busy small animal and exotics practice in Newbury, which is also a partner practice for Surrey University, helping to train final year vet students. He has been a member of BSAVA for 40 years and started volunteering for the Southern Regional Committee in 2013.

Speaking about his main focuses for the next year, Carl said: “Sustainability in the profession is a huge passion of mine. I established and Chair our Sustainability Working Group, made up of staff members and volunteers who look at our impact as BSAVA the business, and aim to assist the wider profession in reducing our environmental impact. During my presidential year, we will be working towards silver status with Investors in the Environment (iiE)”.

He continued: “BSAVA has always been important to me in my professional life. Since becoming a volunteer, I have admired even more the dedication of the staff and volunteers who make up the association.

“I see my time on BSAVA Board as a service to the association and to the small animal veterinary world. Becoming President is a huge honour but is part of an ongoing commitment to doing what I can to help BSAVA thrive.”