Professor Leslie Vaughan
Professor Leslie C. Vaughan was born in Swansea in 1927, and qualified from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 1949. His whole professional life was dedicated to the RVC where he worked from 1949 initially as house surgeon, then lecturer in surgery, senior lecturer in surgery, reader in surgery, professor in surgery, head of department and vice principle. Even after retirement, he continued to work and teach at the RVC. Professor Vaughan made an outstanding contribution to veterinary surgery and the Royal Veterinary College for over 50 years. Professor Vaughan died in 2008 after a short illness
The Leslie Vaughan Prize was initially instigated to mark Professor Vaughan's remarkable contribution to veterinary orthopaedics. Initially the prize was awarded to the candidate with the best mark in the RCVS CertSAO examination. When that examination was withdrawn in 1997, the format of the prize was altered to encourage and reward young researchers in the field of veterinary orthopaedics.
Prize from 2011
From 2011, the Leslie Vaughan Prize will be awarded to the best Clinical Research Abstract that is presented at the Spring Meeting of BVOA by a young scientist who is less than 12 years qualified. Judgement of the eligible abstracts will involve balloting of the audience at the end of the abstract presentations - and the prize will be presented before the end of the meeting.
The Prize includes:
- Acting as caretaker for the sculpture by Hamish Denny that "embodies" the prize (to be returned the following year).
- A certificate.
- Free registration and hotel accommodation for the BVOA Autumn meeting that follows in the same year or a cheque for £500.