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Lesley Barwise-Munro (BSc, BVM&S, CertEP, MRCVS) graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (RDSVS) in 1986. Since then she has worked as an equine practitioner with the Aln Veterinary Group. In 1992 she completed her RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice. In 1998 Lesley joined BEVA Council and was elected as President in 2005. During her time on Council she worked with the Government and the major animal welfare organisations developing the recent Animal Welfare Act 2006. This work was recognised with the presentation of The BEVA Equine Welfare Award by HRH the Princess Royal in 2006 (see photo).

Lesley is currently Honorary Vice President of The National Equine Welfare Council and still serves as an advisor to BEVA Council. Lesley is Senior Veterinary Surgeon for Newcastle Racecourse and also carries out local point to point duties. Her main areas of clinical expertise are lameness, respiratory disease, dentistry and how they influence performance. As time allows, Lesley enjoys hunting and has two daughters who are active members of the Percy Hunt Pony Club.

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