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Former UFAW Scholarship Award winner becomes British Veterinary Association (BVA) President

UFAW extends its congratulations to Sean Wensley BVSc MSc Grad DMS MRCVS on his recent appointment as President of the BVA.

Sean, who is now the Senior Veterinary Surgeon for Communication and Education at veterinary charity the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), was awarded a student scholarship by UFAW in 2000 to undertake a research project on the behaviour and welfare of caged pet zebra finches.  Sean’s research drew attention to deficiencies in zebra finch husbandry and he made recommendations on how their care could be improved.  Having had his interest in animal welfare science sparked, Sean went on to study for a Masters degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare at Edinburgh Veterinary School.

UFAW Chief Executive Dr Robert Hubrecht said: “We at UFAW congratulate Sean on becoming President of the BVA and look forward to working with him on areas of mutual interest over the coming year”.