Carl Padgett, BCVA Past President, Passes Away

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BCVA is extremely saddened by the news that Past President, Carl Padgett, has passed away. We know that members of the association will join us in sending our deepest condolences to his family, Jules and Rose, and also all those whose lives he touched.

‘Padge’, as he was affectionately known, graduated from Glasgow in 1989 and went on to become a key figure in the veterinary profession, including his presidency of BCVA 2007/2008 and of BVA 2011/2012. He showed great leadership during FMD outbreaks and has helped steer national strategies for Bluetongue and bTB.

As well as being in practice for many years, and then at the Veterinary Defence Society, he was a cherished friend to so many, a supportive colleague, and an invaluable leader. His commitment to supporting his profession was unwavering, and the tributes that have appeared demonstrate how many farm vets he inspired.

We would like to curate a permanent memorial for ‘Padge’ by curating memories from within the membership, which we will share with his family. If you would like to send us your stories about your relationship or experiences, please send them to [email protected]. We know his loss will be keenly felt and would like to honour his memory.