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I share common ground with the late great iconic (overworked Cliché) Irish poet and comedic Brendan Behan: “I’m a drinker with a writing problem”.

It appears longevity is both a pre- and co-requisite of this accolade. You need to be 80+!

AVA Fellow | Dr William Howey OAM

EVA is delighted to announce that Dr. William Howey OAM was honoured with the prestigious AVA Fellow Award at the recent AVA Conference in Adelaide. This award recognizes his remarkable service to the Australian Veterinary Association spanning over 50 years.

Featured Image: Presentation of AVA Fellowship Award made by AVA President Dr Bronwyn Orr

Dr. Howey, also known as Bill Howey OAM, completed his veterinary education at the esteemed Royal Dick School at the University of Edinburgh in 1965. He embarked on his journey of service, dedication, and contributions to veterinary science when he relocated to Australia in 1967. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, he was bestowed with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM).

In addition to the OAM, Dr. Howey has received numerous accolades for his exceptional work. He was honoured with the Hunter Valley Thoroughbred Breeders Association President’s Award for his significant contribution to the industry. In 1995, he was recognized as the Hunter McLoughlin Citizen of the Year. The Scone Shire Council has also acknowledged his service, along with numerous other commendations.

Dr. Howey is a prolific author, having written several published books in the field of equine veterinary science. His works include “History of Veterinary Practice in Scone,” “A History of Thoroughbred Breeding in the Upper Hunter Valley,” and a notable contribution to the RIRDC Equine Research & Development titled “Education & Training in the Horse Industry in Australia.”

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. William Howey OAM for this well-deserved honour and express our gratitude for his significant contributions to the field of veterinary science.