The British Horse Society (BHS) has chosen Dominic Watson as its Veterinary Student Champion (VSC) for 2022, continuing its successful partnership with University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dominic, a current veterinary student at the university, takes over from previous VSC Bryony Lovegrove. He was selected from a large pool of candidates because of his enthusiasm for equine welfare, experience and motivation to help educate horse owners on best practices.
The Stewart Hastie Veterinary Student Champion scheme aims to develop links between veterinary students, horse owners and the work of the BHS. The programme, named in memory of veterinary surgeon and longstanding supporter of the BHS, Stewart Hastie, was first launched in 2016 and strives to disseminate research from the university and information from the BHS to veterinary students, building the foundations of support for when the students go into practice.
Dominic said: “The main thing that drew me to the role of VSC is to bridge the gap between the equine community and the future vets branching into it and being able to highlight the day-to-day things owners can be doing to improve the welfare of their horses.”