Professor Michael Day BSc BVMS(Hons) PhD DSc DipECVP FASM FRCPath FRCVS
Michael qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 1982. After a period in small animal practice he returned to Murdoch to complete a Residency in Microbiology and Immunology, and a PhD involving collaborative research with the Royal Perth Hospital.
Michael held postdoctoral positions in experimental immunology at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and in 1990 returned to Bristol where he is currently Professor of Veterinary Pathology and Director of Diagnostic Pathology.
He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology, and holds fellowship of the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is chairman of the WSAVA Scientific Committee, the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group and the WSAVA One Health Committee and is a member of the Petplan Charitable Trust Scientific Committee. Michael is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative Pathology.
Previous BSAVA posts that Michael has held include Petsavers Grant Awarding Committee Member, Scientific Committee Member and Chair and, Education Committee Member and Chair. In the latter role, he laid the groundwork for the BSAVA postgraduate certificate programmes. Additionally, Michael has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Small Animal Practice and edited the first and second editions of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine.
He has received the Association’s Amoroso Award and has been co-recipient of the Petsavers award on three occasions.
Michael lives in Cheddar, Somerset, and has two children; Chris and Natalie. He admits to having inherited the Australian passion for travelling and enjoys nothing more that spending time in an art gallery or National Trust house.