Gudrun became Senior Vice President of BVA in September 2017. Gudrun Ravetz’s career to date has taken in many different aspects of the veterinary world.
Alongside practising as a small animal veterinary surgeon on graduating in 2002, Gudrun furthered her interest in the business side of the veterinary profession by studying for the post graduate certificate in business.
Over the years Gudrun has worked as a clinician in a variety of different small animal practices, both in private practice and charity. As well as clinical jobs, Gudrun has also worked in a number of veterinary-related roles including working in industry, management and as a veterinary consultant to a number of companies.
Gudrun has also been involved in veterinary politics for a large part of her career and has played a vital role at the Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS). She is Past President of the society (2012/13) and also worked as a councilor for them for several years.
Gudrun is a trained harassment listener, a skill she uses through her involvement with the SPVS graduate support network. Through this network she provides help to recent graduates with any problems they may be having in their jobs or with other veterinary related issues. She has also previously lectured to final year veterinary students on the subjects of employment law (she has a Graduate Diploma in Law) and basics of business in a veterinary practice.
Currently Gudrun works as a Veterinary Consultant to Pet Health Plans from Denplan and as an external interviewer for prospective veterinary students at University of Liverpool.
When not working Gudrun can often be found taking on challenges of a different kind, competing in endurance competitions like the Ironman triathlon, as well as marathon and fell running. She’s also successfully swum all of the major lakes of the Lake Districts!