Emeritus Professor Edward Hall has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Bourgelat Award. The award is presented by the BSAVA as the primary recognition for really outstanding international contributions to the field of small animal practice. The Bourgelat Award is given in honour of Claude Bourgelat, founder of the world’s first veterinary school in Lyon, France in 1761. It will be formally presented at BSAVA Congress 2-5 April 2020.
Professor Hall is a regular speaker at veterinary conferences and training courses both at home and abroad, and during his career has helped to train thousands of veterinary students. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1979, where he then went on to take an Internship and Residency at the University of Pennsylvania. This was followed by a PhD at the Liverpool Vet School where he stayed on as a postgraduate researcher and lecturer in Veterinary Pathology. He then went on to lecture at Bristol University Vet School, where he became Professor of Small Animal Medicine in 2004 and is currently a clinician with the university’s referral service Langford Vets. Professor Hall is also one of the teachers on the BSAVA's postgraduate certificate programme and he has recently finished co-editing the third edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Gastroenterology.
He said: "I have had an enjoyable relationship with the BSAVA ever since attending my first Congress in Hammersmith as a student, through to becoming Congress Chair, and then President in 2008/9. It is the friendships I have made through my volunteering for the Association that I treasure most. I feel that receiving this award from the BSAVA is a recognition that my academic career has also been of merit."
Professor Hall will deliver four lectures on topics in gastroenterology as part of the Bourgelat stream at BSAVA Congress 2020.