BEVA, a world-leading organisation committed to championing high standards of equine health and welfare, held its awards ceremony during its recent BEVA Congress 2022 in Liverpool, England. It is the first time that BEVA has granted this special award for clinical publication excellence in honour of Dr Rossdale, who was a founder member of BEVA and editor-in-chief of the EVE journal for its first 20 years from 1986. Dr Rossdale, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, passed away in 2021. He was 94 years old.
BEVA judged Nazaré Storms to be the first winner of their new award in memory of Dr Rossdale for her original article published in EVE in 2021. Nazaré Storms, 30 years old, works as an equine surgeon with a degree from the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is the lead author of the first clinical article about equine surgery within the greater omentum, a sheath of tissue attached to the horse’s stomach where lesions may strangle part of the small intestine, depriving it of blood.
“Peter Rossdale was a pioneering veterinary surgeon and world-renowned for his contribution to equine medicine and practice spanning seven decades,” said Huw Griffiths, President of BEVA and Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. “This outstanding clinical article under the leadership of Nazaré Storms is a mark of excellence towards the advanced education of the equine veterinary community worldwide.”
“I am very honoured and grateful to be recognised by BEVA as their first recipient of the Peter Rossdale Equine Veterinary Education Literary Award,” said Nazaré Storms. “The subject of my article had never been described in detail before. Indeed, I passionately pioneered this study of clinical and surgical findings, including diagnosis and treatment of a rare but life-threatening condition in horses, and I’m pleased to share it with the equine veterinary world.”
“In addition, I am grateful to Dr Geoffroy de la Rebière and the team of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liège for their help to develop and complete the original article published in Equine Veterinary Education,” said Nazaré Storms.
About Nazaré Storms
Currently, Nazaré Storms works as a specialist in equine surgery while pursuing her PhD at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liège. In 2022, she became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and in 2020 she completed her Master of advanced studies in veterinary medicine. In 2016, Nazaré Storms graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Ghent with a Master of Veterinary Medicine and in 2013 from the Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.
Since 2012, Nazaré Storms has gained veterinary experience and participated in surgery training programs in five countries in Europe and at the University of California, Davis, U.S.A. In addition, she delivers presentations and has exhibited prize-winning clinical posters at veterinary congresses in Europe. Nazaré Storms works fluently in Dutch, French and English.
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The British Equine Veterinary Association is a world-leading organisation committed to championing high standards of equine health and welfare. BEVA advances the veterinary and allied sciences, promotes scientific excellence and educates equine veterinary professionals throughout the world. Run by a passionate group of equine vets, BEVA promotes and leads the equine veterinary community by providing a platform for discussion and an exchange of ideas on the management, health and welfare of the horse. For more information, visit www.beva.org.uk
BEVA Congress, Europe’s largest equine veterinary event, brings together a host of national and international speakers to champion the equine profession with a look at evolution, innovation and future adaptation. Leading practitioners and world-renowned specialists deliver practical skills, latest updates and clinical research, among other developments.
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About the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liège
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liège is the only one in French-speaking Belgium to offer a complete curriculum to become a doctor in veterinary medicine. It welcomes 1,600 bachelor and master students and PhD researchers. Founded in 1832, it is the oldest veterinary faculty in Belgium.
For a long time located in Cureghem in the Brussels area, the Faculty has been part of the University of Liège since 1969 and has been located on a new campus in Sart Tilman (Liège) since 1991. The Faculty enjoys international prestige thanks to the activities of numerous scientific laboratories included into the FARAH and GIGA research centers. Its new University Veterinary Clinic, inaugurated in 2019, offers an exceptional infrastructure and state-of-the-art equipment for the training of students and the care of pets, equines and production animals. The Faculty is accredited by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education. For further information: https://www.fmv.uliege.be/
University of Liège media contact – Didier Moreau, +32 (0)494 57 25 30, [email protected]