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Carwyn Ellis honoured for “Outstanding Contribution” to animal medicines training

Posted 6 November

He has made many years contribution and service to the AMTRA council as an observer, and has undoubtably been pivotal in making the SQP and RAMA sector work and has had the respect from all involved in this sector and indeed the government bodies that control us.

Former Harper Adams academic leader, Carwyn Ellis, has been honours for his Outstanding Contribution to the Animal Medicines Training and Regulatory Authority (AMTRA).


Phil Sketchley, Chairman of Amtra said: “It gives me great pleasure to present the award this year for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry….He has made many years contribution and service to the AMTRA council as an observer, and has undoubtably been pivotal in making the SQP and RAMA sector work and has had the respect from all involved in this sector and indeed the government bodies that control us.


“With over 30 years of contributions to the sector, Carwyn helped train the very first candidates in 1985/86 to gain their Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) status and has importantly since then helped manage the transition to a prescription only based model in 2005 after the launch of the then new VMR.  He’s made a major influence and contribution to our sector and brought about the introduction of an approved CPD programme and also brought in the modular system of examinations which supported the introductions of the companion animal qualification, the vet nurse qualification and more recently moving us to level 5 for farm RAMAs” Phil continued. 


Carwyn retired from his post as Head of Animal Welfare, Production and Veterinary Science last year, but is continuing his links with Harper Adams University as a visiting lecturer.


The SQP Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry recognises individuals within the animal health sector who, during a sustained career, have made a significant contribution to the industry and have been an inspirational figure to others by demonstrating best practice and professional development. 

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