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WSPA Veterinary Liaison Manager Announcement

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) announces Joe Anzuino as Veterinary Liaison Manager.

I have pleasure in announcing that Joe Anzuino will be joining WSPA as Veterinary Liaison Manager.

In this important new role, Joe will help ensure that WSPA will be working at the heart of the veterinary profession around the world to support and advance animal welfare. This will include working with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on the drafting of standards, and with national and international veterinary bodies and other stakeholders in implementing WSPA’s new veterinary engagement strategy.                             

Joe qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1991.  He also holds an MSc in Tropical Veterinary Medicine, the RCVS Certificate in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law and a Post Graduate Certificate in Development Management from the Open University. He has extensive technical and practical experience which makes him ideal for this role, including thirteen years working for overseas projects where stakeholders ranged from animal owners to local field veterinarians, veterinarians at universities and in government departments.  He also has seven years’ experience working in private and charity clinics and government veterinary services in the UK.                                                             

The experience that Joe has will be invaluable in helping us forge partnerships with key international stakeholders and the veterinary profession, helping us to mainstream animal welfare and achieve our ambitious goals for animals. The WSPA global strategy has a clear emphasis on building relationships with key stakeholders including your organisation.  Joe will begin his role with WSPA on 2 September 2013 and looks forward to playing a key role in this relationship building.

There is a definite strategic trend for animal welfare to be mainstreamed into important international policy debates on issues such as sustainable agriculture, poverty alleviation, the environment and climate change. WSPA looks forward to working closely with your organisation and actively contributing to these debates. 

Yours sincerely,

A C David Bayvel, Chief Veterinary Adviser