Honorary Members and Award Winners

Honorary Life Members of BVZS

Title:

Dr
Mr
Prof.
Mr
Mr
Mr
Dr
Dr
Dr
Mr
Mr
Dr
Dr
Mr
Mr
Mr
Mr
Mr
Mr
Prof.

Forename:

Michael

Brian
John
Derek
Roger
Michael
Murray
Fred
Andrew
Mike
William
Gladys
Ian
Derek
Dermod
Victor
Peter
Vic
David
Peer

Surname:

Brambell
Coles
Cooper
Edwards
Ewbank
Fielding

Fowler
Frye
Greenwood
Hart
Jordan
Kalema-Zikusoka
Keymer
Lyon
Malley
Manton
Scott
Simpson
Taylor
Zwart

Postnominals:

PhD MA VetMB DVSc MRCVS
BVSc DipECAMS (Hon)FRCVS
BVSc DVTM FIBiol MRCPath FRCVS
BVSc MRCVS
OBE MVSc CBiol FIBiol MRCVS
BVM&S MRCVS
DVM
DVM MSc CBiol FIBiol FRSM
MA VetMB FIBiol Dip ECAMS MRCVS
MIScT AIBMS CBiol MIBiol
DVM
PhD BVetMed
PhD MRCPath FIBiol FRCVS
BVSc MRCVS
BA MVB FRCVS
MBE CMiol FIBiol MRCVS
MSc BVSc FRCVS
BVSc CBiol FIBiol DTVM MRCVS
BVM&S FRCVS FZS
DVM PhD

BVZS Award for 'Outstanding contributions to the
field of Zoological Medicine'

Originally the 'Warner Lambert Award', envisaged at 75th Council meeting on Dec 4th 1979 and initially presented for 'Outstanding contributions in the field of Veterinary Care of Reptiles and Amphibians'. Warner Lambert agreed to sponsor the award of £50 annually along with a certificate for the person who had contributed most to scientific study of Reptiles. This was not necessarily to be a vet or a British resident. A panel was set up to judge the award, which was first presented at the 1980 BSAVA Congress. Subsequent awards were presented at BVZS meetings. BVZS Council agreed that Dr. Elkin should be first recipient. In 1982 the award became the 'Parke Davies Award'. In 1994 the award was broadened to all 'Outstanding contributions to the field of Zoological Medicine'. In 1996 it became the 'Parke Davies (Upjohn) Award' and later still the 'BVZS/FZG Award'.
After several years where no Award has been made, the intention of BVZS Council is to resurrect the Award for the 2022 BVZS conference.

Winners:

1980 - Dr Elkin
1981 - Peter Holt
1982 - John Cooper
1983 - Oliphant Jackson
1984 - Keith Lawrence
1985 - Peer Zwart
1986 - Peter Scott
1987 - Calvert Appleby
1988 - Prof. R. Ippen
1989 - Martin Lawton
1990 - Christine Hawkey PhD MIBiol
1992 - David Ball (ZSL Zoo Reptile Keeper)

1994 - Murray Fowler
1995 - Ian Keymer

1996 - Jaime Samour
1998 - Brian Coles

1998 - David Taylor FRCVS was first recipient
1999 - Mary Brancker OBE
2000 - Vic Simpson
2002 - James Kirkwood

BVZS Prize for 'The best Zoological Medicine paper
published in a Journal in English'

This prize was first presented to Ian Keymer for two papers published in the Veterinary Record on 'Diseases of Tortoises and Terrapins'. His prize was the latest Edition of Murray Fowler's book to be presented at Autumn meeting 1979. In 1985 BVZS prize became sponsored by Holt-Saunders, with defined criteria of being for 'The best Zoological Medicine paper published in a Journal in English'.
After several years where no Award has been made, the intention of BVZS Council is to resurrect the Award for the 2022 BVZS conference.

Winners:

1979 - Ian Keymer for the two papers: Keymer, I. F. (1978). Diseases of chelonians:(1) Necropsy survey of tortoises. The Veterinary Record, 103(25), 548-552. and Keymer, I. F. (1978). Diseases of chelonians:(2) necropsy survey of terrapins and turtles.The Veterinary Record, 103(26-27), 577-582.

1981 - Joint winers, Mr. Gregory and Mr. Pierce.

1984 - Dr John Baker for the paper: Anderson, S. S., Baker, J. R., Prime, J. H., & Baird, A. (1979). Mortality in grey seal pups: incidence and causes. Journal of Zoology, 189(3), 407-417

1985 - Richard Kock and P. C. Pearce for the paper: Kock, R. A., & Pearce, P. C. (1985). Anaesthesia in zoo ungulates. Journal of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, 13(1), 59-88.

1987 - John Knight for the paper: Hodges, J. K., Bevan, D. J., Celma, M., Hearn, J. P., Jones, D. M., Kleiman, D.G., Knight, J.A. andMoore, H. D. M. (1984). Aspects of the reproductive endocrinology of the female Giant panda (Ailuropoda metanoleaca) in captivity with special reference to the detection of ovulation and pregnancy. Journal of Zoology 203(2), 253-267.


James Kirkwood and Susie Jackson for the paper: Kirkwood, J. K., Eva, J., Jackson, S. I., Kichenside, T., Harman, B., & Crawford, M. A. (1989). The nutrition and growth of a hand-reared, low birth weight black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis during her first six months. In Proceedings. American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (pp. 32-41).

1994 - James Barnett (and co-author John Lewis) for the paper: Barnett, J. E. F., & Lewis, J. C. M. (1990). Medetomidine and ketamine anaesthesia in zoo animals and its reversal with atipamezole: a review and update with specific reference to work in British zoos. InProc. Am. Assoc. Zoo Vet (Vol. 1990, pp. 207-214).

1995 - Andrew Cunningham (co-author Mick Frank) for the paper: Cunningham, A. A., & Frank, J. M. (1993). Veterinary Observations on an Arthropod Mycosis with Comparison of the Efficacy of Topical Povidone-Iodine, Nystatin, and Clotrimazole Treatments. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 508-514

2003 - Edmund Flach for the paper: Flach, E. J., Reid, H., Pow, I., & Klemt, A. (2002). Gamma herpesvirus carrier status of captive artiodactyls. Research in veterinary science, 73(1), 93-99

2006 - M. A. Peirce for the paper: Peirce, M. A. (2005). A checklist of the valid avian species of Babesia (Apicomplexa: Piroplasmorida), Haemoproteus, Leucocytozoon (Apicomplexa: Haemosporida), and Hepatozoon (Apicomplexa: Haemogregarinidae). Journal of Natural History, 39(42), 3621-3632.

2007 - First prize: Lierz, M., Hafez, H. M., Klopfleisch, R., Lüschow, D., Prusas, C., Teifke, J. P., Rudolf, M., Grund, C., Kalthoff, D., Mettenleiter, T., Beer, M., & Harder, T. Protection and Virus Shedding of Falcons Vaccinated against Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A Virus (H5N1). Emerging infectious diseases, 13(11), 1667.

2007 - Second prize: Masters, N. J., Burns, F. M., & Lewis, J. C. (2007). Peri-anaesthetic and anaesthetic-related mortality risks in great apes (Hominidae) in zoological collections in the UK and Ireland. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 34(6), 431-442.

2009 - Michael Lierz for the paper: Lierz, M., Hafez, H. M., Honkavuori, K. S., Gruber, A. D., Olias, P., Abdelwhab, E. M., ... & Hauck, R. (2009). Anatomical distribution of avian bornavirus in parrots, its occurrence in clinically healthy birds and ABV-antibody detection. Avian Pathology, 38(6), 491-496.

2011 - Becki Lawson for the paper: Robinson, R. A., Lawson, B., Toms, M. P., Peck, K. M., Kirkwood, J. K., Chantrey, J., ... & Cunningham, A. A. (2010). Emerging infectious disease leads to rapid population declines of common British birds. PLoS one, 5(8), e12215

Vic Simpson Memorial Award

Vic Simpson left a legacy to BVZS to promote and support research by BVZS members into conditions that affect free-living British wildlife. Although his wishes were not binding, he requested of BVZS Council that; the money should be ‘ring fenced’ to ensure that it is used entirely to promote and support research into conditions that affect free-living British wildlife; financial support should be offered to BVZS members for their work on British wildlife - this could take the form of a grant towards the cost of presenting a paper at a conference or publication charges; Council should feel free to use the funds for other purposes as they see fit providing this follows the principal objective of supporting research on British wildlife; priority should be given to applicants who have limited means or work largely at their own expense.

After discussion in 2019, BVZS Council agreed that the legacy would be used to fund up to two annual awards (the ‘Vic Simpson Awards’) to allow BVZS members to attend and present work focused on British wildlife at the annual BVZS conference as part of the Wildlife Health Day, with priority given to those who financially might otherwise be unable to do so. The first Awards were presented at the 2019 Conference in Manchester by Vic’s widow Jane. As a result of the covid-19 pandemic, no Awards were made in 2020 or 2021.

Winners:

2019 - Andrea Sartorius: A one health approach to the impact of trace metal contamination from derelict lead mines in Wales.

2019 - Dylan Yaffy: Transmission dynamics of highly pathogenic avian influenza among multiple waterfowl species and poultry.

2020 - Not awarded

2021 - Not awarded

Other Awards

VetArk Student Award Peter Scott first proposed this at Council on December 10th 1991 as an "annual award of say, £100, for a project written by a student”

1997 - Ruth Willis for case report on a snake with intestinal adenocarcinoma.
2010 (Paignton meeting) - Bronwyn Koterwas for "Early indication of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus? Different temperature measuring modalities in Elephants"
2010 (Dudley meeting) - Julia Henken for "Marek's disease in Back yard Poultry - a quick clinical update "  She was presented with a cheque for £150 by Peter Scott.


Bayer Student Award 2002 (Chester meeting) - Bayer paid £100.00 prize.
2009 (York meeting) - Hannah Rowland for "Diagnosis and Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in a Roloway Monkey (Cercopithecus roloway).
2012 (Slimbridge meeting) - Stephanie Jayson for "Feather plucking in African Grey parrots and cockatoos."


Harry Steele-Bodger Award On May 3rd 1969 nominations asked for.
At September 8th 1970 Council meeting, the name of Dr. R. J. Roberts of Glasgow written to by BVZS Hon. Sec asking if OK for his name to go forward as a nomination for this award.

In 1970 again a Council agenda item and award to be awarded in 1972.

Poster Prizes (posters presented at a BVZS meeting)
At the 50th Anniversary meeting awarded to Helen Provan for “Investigating the Aetiology of Urogenital Carcinoma in Californian Sea Lions - A case control study.” Co-authors were A. Hall, J. Hammond, F. Gulland and K. Acevedo-Whitehouse.