New Ross Vet appointed President of Veterinary Council of Ireland

Joe Moffitt, President of the Veterinary Council of Ireland

The Veterinary Council of Ireland, the statutory body responsible for the regulation and management of the practise of veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing in the state is pleased to welcome its incoming President, Mr Joe Moffitt and Deputy President, Dr Ailis Ní Riain.

The incoming President and Deputy President were elected by members of the Veterinary Council at the most recent Council meeting on 29th January. They will assume their roles with immediate effect.

Mr Moffitt has over thirty years’ experience working as a veterinary practitioner. He is currently based in New Ross, where he works in a large /mixed animal practice.

Speaking about the recent appointment as President, Mr Joe Moffitt remarked, “It is a great honour to have been elected to the role of President of the Veterinary Council. I am pleased to serve this esteemed Council as President and look forward to working with the Council, Registrar and Executive team in helping to deliver on our ambitious corporate strategy”.

Deputy President, Dr Ailis Ní Riain, has significant experience in regulatory and education matters. A medical doctor by profession, she is the Chair of the Compliance Committee of the Social Care Professionals regulator CORU and works in her medical capacity in assisting the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland in relation to disciplinary health matters. Dr Ní Riain currently works in management consultancy in the health sector.

Speaking about her recent appointment, Dr Ní Riain commented: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the role of Deputy President with the Veterinary Council. I look forward to working with the Council in helping to deliver on the VCI’s mission to ensure trusted and effective regulation and one that has the best interests of animal health & welfare and public health at the forefront of everything we do”.

Registrar of The Veterinary Council, Ms. Niamh Muldoon, congratulated both Council members on their appointment to office, and acknowledged “The Veterinary Council is very fortunate to have both Officers and Council members of the calibre enjoyed by the VCI, enabling Council to benefit from their varied experience and diverse expertise, in determining matters in the public interest”.

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