Mission

Our mission is to enable professionals to meet and share knowledge to improve the health of animals, humans and the environment.

History

SVEPM was founded in 1982 and comprises approximately 250 veterinary and non-veterinary members from 24 countries.

SVEPM Officers

The activities of the Society are managed by the Executive Committee which is constituted of members of the Society on a rotational basis.

Prof. Dave Brodbelt, Honorary President

Royal Veterinary College, UK

Dave is professor of Evidence based Veterinary Medicine and works principally in the area of companion animal epidemiology. He co-leads the UK first opinion companion animal surveillance programme, VetCompass. He teaches epidemiology and statistics to the undergraduates and residents and is a module leader within the Master of Veterinary Epidemiology at the RVC.

Prof. Philip Robinson, Senior Vice President

Harper & Keele Veterinary School, UK

Philip is an academic veterinarian teaching and conducting research in veterinary public health in the Harper and Keele Veterinary School.

Prof. Timothée Vergne, Junior Vice President

National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France

Timothée is an Associate Professor in Veterinary Public Health and head of the Epidesa group at ENVT.

Dr. Fernanda Dorea, Honorary Secretary

Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA) & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Fernanda is a veterinary epidemiologist with expertise in data analysis workflows to support decision making in surveillance. She is also a global coordinator for projects aiming to strengthen early warning in animal health in developing countries.

Dr. ir. Egil A.J. Fischer, Honorary Treasurer

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

Egil is an assistant professor in infectious disease modelling and veterinary epidemiology. His main focus is on diseases of and antimicrobial resistance in livestock. He teaches bachelor and master phase courses in veterinary epidemiology.

Dr. Carla Gomes, Ordinary Member

Animal Health Ireland (AHI), Ireland

Carla is the Pig HealthCheck Programme Manager at AHI. Her focus is to provide relevant epidemiological science that meets the needs of policymakers and industry. She has experience in the application of quantitative methods to allow data from different sources to be integrated and applied effectively for the benefit of the industry.

Dr. Luís Pedro Carmo, Ordinary Member

Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway

Luís is a senior researcher with an interest in integrated approaches to health, sustainability and systems thinking. He has also expertise in surveillance, antimicrobial use, literature synthesis and the use of transdisciplinary methods.

Dr. Locksley Messam, Ordinary Member

School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

Locksley is a Lecturer in veterinary epidemiology at UCD. His areas of research interest include the effects of human-animal interactions on human health and wellbeing, epidemiologic methodology and study design, Bayesian approaches to epidemiologic data analysis and diagnostic test evaluation, application and interpretation in veterinary epidemiology. He teaches epidemiology to both veterinary and masters students.

Dr. Katja Schulz, Ordinary Member

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, German Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Germany

Katja is a senior researcher with the focus on surveillance and control of infectious animal disease. In her research, Katja integrates several methods from social sciences. She teaches bachelor and master phase courses in veterinary epidemiology and infectious animal diseases.

Life Members

Since the 1995 conference held in Reading, the Society has awarded Honorary life memberships to members of the Society, in recognition of the individual’s contribution to the field of veterinary epidemiology, preventive medicine and economics.

The individuals who have received the award so far are:

Nomination is on an ad-hoc basis from the general membership, channelled though the president. The decision is made in consultation with the Executive Committee. Candidates for the award should normally be retired or close to retirement, as it is seen as recognition of a lifetime of service and contribution to the field. There does not have to be an award every year, and more than one nominee can be presented with the award in the same year.

James M. Booth (deceased)

Michael J. Clarkson (deceased)

Dan Collins (deceased)

Peter Cripps

Gareth Davies (deceased)

Jack T. Done (deceased)

Roger G. Eddy

Peter R. Ellis

George Gettinby (deceased)

Edward A. Goodall

Laura Green

Keith S. Howe

Past Officers

Honorable listing of past Officers of the Society

DATE
PRESIDENT
secretary
TREASURER
DATE

2022-23

PRESIDENT

Philip Robinson

secretary

Fernanda Dorea

TREASURER

Egil Fischer

DATE

2021-22

PRESIDENT

Gerdien Van Schaik

secretary

Fernanda Dorea

TREASURER

Dave Brodbelt

DATE

2019-21

PRESIDENT

Marie McIntyre

secretary

Philip Robinson

TREASURER

Dave Brodbelt

DATE

2018-19

PRESIDENT

Marnie Brennan

secretary

Philip Robinson

TREASURER

Dave Brodbelt

DATE

2017-18

PRESIDENT

Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen

secretary

Rob Christley

TREASURER

Dave Brodbelt