Mark Collins is the new British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) president for 2001. He took over the role at the association’s annual general meeting on Wednesday 13 December.
Mark is a director of the Minister Equine Veterinary Clinic near York, a busy referral clinic receiving cases from a wide area of North-East England.
Mark’s main interests are stud work, conditions affecting horses in training and soft tissue surgery.
As well as working in Yorkshire, Mark has also spent a stud season in New Zealand. He runs a small thoroughbred stud at home, and has bred seven winners.
Many key issues will face Mark in his role as President. These include the current government review of the dispensing of Prescription only Medicines by veterinary surgeons.
There is also the question of funding equine veterinary research following the impending closure of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, which has supported many important equine research projects.