Hello everybody, I’m Catherine Corbett and I am delighted to have been elected as the FAVS National president for the coming year. I have always enjoyed having an active role within the society having done an undergraduate degree in Agriculture. I am farm mad and hope I can share my enthusiasm for farm animal practice with pre-clinical and clinical students within the whole of FAVS, despite Covid! I aim to do this by engaging with members through topical and relevant talks and practicals (?virtually if possible?), with some emphasis on the sustainability of agriculture, both nationally, through exploring topics such as carbon sequestration, and globally, within the context of livestock farming being a way out of poverty.
Hi! I'm Teleri and I'm the National FAVS Junior Rep for 2019-20. When I graduate, I hope to go into a mixed practice that is majority large animal. A few of the things I love are, showjumping, county shows, my dogs and general country lifestyle really! I am a member of my local YFC and have learnt a lot of what I know now from this! I grew up on a beef and sheep farm in Flintshire, North Wales and am passionate about all things farm. I am a second year at Liverpool and always thrive to achieve the best I can! I am willing to learn new concepts and ideas because I believe that to be a good farm vet you must be unique, likeable, and be able to listen to your clients ideas and adapt accordingly.
National Junior Representative
I’m Karen Larke and I am the FAVS president in UCD. I am cow mad and addicted to calves. I had very
little experience with large animals growing up and none with dairy but now I can’t be kept away
from the farm I work on, and especially when there’s study to be done. I started my own farm last
year too so plenty of cattle around. As for college, I am definitely more biased towards the farm
animal side of things and running FAVS in UCD is a great addition to that. We are just a small sub-
society but steadily growing since it was founded in 2016. I have a great committee of people around
me and the society is only going from strength to strength, with sights for big improvements over
the coming year.
Glasgow FAVS President
Royal Veterinary College President
Hi, I’m Alice and I am the new president for Surrey FAVS.
I grew up in Devon and have always had an interest in the farming world, working on several
farms before heading to Surrey in 2015 and being involved in my local YFC. Living in the
Westcountry means I try to spend as much time outdoors as possible (even in the rain) and
you’ll probably find me at the beach, kayaking, longboarding or hiking in my spare time!
Following graduation, I hope to work in mixed practice with a bias towards farm animal
medicine. I am mostly interested in dairy and small ruminant work with an increasing
interest in poultry.
As Surrey FAVS is still very new, this next year will be spent really developing and shaping
the club. I hope to attract new members and create more positions within the society, as
well as arranging a variety of interesting talks and practicals. We have our first couple of
talks lined up already and I’m looking forward to an exciting year ahead!