In this guest post, Jonathan Statham introduces the Annual Health and Welfare Review, a fully-funded vet visit which farmers will receive each year of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway. Jonathan is a cattle vet and chair-elect for England’s Animal Health and Welfare Board.
Jonathan Statham is a cattle vet. He has 25 years of experience in veterinary practice and has held a wide range of industry and academic roles.
As chair of Bishopton Veterinary Group, a 40+ vet independently owned practice (members of XL Vets) based in Yorkshire, he remains active in practice with an RCVS Diploma in Cattle Health & Production and is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in that field.
He is Chief Executive of RAFT Solutions Ltd, an innovation led sustainability company combining applied research with advanced breeding, food futures consultancy and training.
Jonathan has also held a range of representative or policy linked roles including past President of the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) and Yorkshire Veterinary Society. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and Askham Bryan College & is Chair-elect of the Animal Health & Welfare Board of England (AHWBE).
In 2020 he also took up a chair at the new veterinary school at Harper and Keele and is now Professor of Sustainable Livestock Health & Welfare. Main veterinary interests include progressive herd health and reproductive technologies. He has published a wide range of papers and is a co-author of textbook ‘Dairy Herd Health’.
He is a RCVS recognised specialist in Cattle Health & Production and was named UK Dairy Vet of the year 2015.
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