Senior Vice President

BVM&S MRCVS MBE. Lewis Grant qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in July 1968 from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, and then pursued a career in Veterinary General Practice being principal of my own practice from 1972 onwards. From 1988, Lewis worked in meat hygiene as then OVS on contract to Local Authorities and subsequently the Meat Hygiene Service (MHS), whilst still fulfilling practice duties. He joined the MHS in 1998 as a POVS in the North Region. During the FMD outbreak in 2001, Lewis moved to MHS HQ in York and remained there working alongside the Veterinary Director until October 2010 when he retired as Veterinary Manager. In the MHS/FSA, amongst other subjects, Lewis was responsible for Animal Welfare, Animal ID, BSE/TSE issues and Animal By-products issues and hosting delegations from both EU and Third Countries as well as being the MHS Lead on EU FVO Missions to the UK. Lewis was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list of 2011 for services to the FSA. He continues to be active in the meat hygiene sector on a consultancy basis in the UK, Europe and Africa and is currently the BVA Veterinary Policy Group representative on the VPHA Council. Lewis has served as a magistrate in North Yorkshire since 1994, fulfilling the role of bench chairman during court sittings until July 2015. In his home town of Bedale, North Yorkshire, he has been active as a Town Councillor and Chairman of the Council as well as Mayor for 3 years. His main interest outside veterinary matters is Golf and he was the Captain of his Golf Club in 2012. Lewis has been pleased to serve as a VPHA Council Member for several years and is currently President of the VPHA.


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