Group Veterinary Medical Board

The Group Veterinary Medical Board supports the company in regard to evidence-based care, quality assurance and medical strategies. It provides IVC Evidensia with a forum to discuss, advise and decide on clinical matters related to the group as a whole.

All countries within IVC Evidensia are represented in the Group Veterinary Board by either a Country Medical Director or a chairman of the countries’ local clinical board. The chairperson of the board assures that the Group Veterinary Medical Board’s clinical perspective is always considered and reflected in group decisions and strategy.

These topics could typically relate to areas such as guiding the group on matters of ethics or professional standards, making recommendations on laboratory quality, education, hygiene, anti-microbial resistance or professional conduct, as well as communication and marketing at group level.

The board was initially founded in the Nordics in 2012 and has grown together with the group’s European extension. The Group Veterinary Medical Board works cooperatively with the national Clinical Boards, who provide advice and guidance on clinical matters relating to their own region.

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Country representatives

Alistair Cliff

BVM & S CertAVP MRCVS, Clinical Board UK and GVMB chair

Marlene Areskog

DVM, PhD, Country Medical Director Sweden

Monica Heggelund

DVM, National Specialist, Country Medical Director, Norway

Mirja Kaimio

DVM, National Specialist, Clinical Board Finland

Edward Davies

BVSc MRCVS, Chairman Clinical Board UK

Anette Spohr

DVM PhD, Country Medical Director Denmark

Reto Neiger

DECVIM-CA, DACVIM, PhD, Country medical director DACH

Sarah Proot

DVM, Country Medical Director Netherlands
Sarah Proot

Finbarr Heslin

MVB MRCVS BSc (Hons) Mgtm Prac, Country Medical Director Ireland

Group veterinarians

Anna-Maria Andersson

DVM, PhD, Group Hygiene Director

Amanda Boag

Group Referral Director

Mark O'Byrne

Group Head of Nutrition

Jan Lievaart

Group Head of Farm Animal and Equine
Jan Lievaart

David Martin

MRCVS, Group Animal Welfare Advisor

Group heads

Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke

Russell Trenter

Group Chief Operating Officer

Catharina Burch

Head of Communications

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