Dr Jim Edwards graduated from Massey University 37 years ago. He served two terms as the President of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. He was President of the World Veterinary Association (WVA) from 1999 - 2002 and President of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations from 2006 - 2008.
Jim is currently the Managing Director of World Veterinary Consultants, an international veterinary consultancy.
Previously he was the National Manager of International Trade and then as a Special Adviser to the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) Biosecurity Authority. He has developed a wide network of contacts, strong communication skills and combined with Veterinary Association roles, a high international profile. This was built upon a solid foundation of 14 years in rural veterinary practice in the Rangitikei and Manawatu working extensively with sheep, cattle, horses and deer, before joining the Ministry of Agriculture in 1986.
Jim Edwards works within the agriculture sector to promote animal health and welfare, trade and food safety.
I have a strong interest in global veterinary education.
Links & Resources
- Conversation - November 2009
- Project Ideas
- 2009 DEANS Veterinary Education conference (recommendations, PDF)
- Covering report and links to presentations
I will be available as planned.
I have some initial thoughts on the proposed development and will be happy to discuss them with you.
(: Great start to this page Jim - looking forward to speaking with you! Randy Fisher 12:51, 2 December 2009 (UTC))