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Faculty member earns award for veterinary excellence

NixonDr. Alan Nixon was recently recognised by the British Equine Veterinary Association for outstanding veterinary achievements. The Awards were formally presented at the BEVA Congress in September.

The BEVA Awards, of which there are seven categories, were established by BEVA, in conjunction with various sponsors, to reflect BEVA’s recognition of and support for significant accomplishments by BEVA members.

Dr. Nixon was presented with the BEVA Richard Hartley Clinical Award for his research on subchondral cysts. His paper “Treatment of subchondral cystic lesions of the medial femoral condyle of mature horses with growth factor enhanced chondrocyte grafts: A retrospective study of 49 cases” was produced in conjunction with K F Ortved, H O Monhammed and L A Fortier and was published in September 2012, Volume 44 of Equine Veterinary Journal. The award is given in memory of Richard Hartley, a founder member of BEVA and president from 1974 to 1975. It is awarded for evidence-based papers and the prize is intended to support travel of the senior author and/or co-authors. Dr Nixon flew in for the day to collect his award.

For further information on the BEVA Awards visit www.beva.org.uk.