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Daniella Dos Santos appointed director of professional culture

IVC Evidensia has announced that Daniella Dos Santos has been appointed as director of professional culture for the UK

IVC Evidensia are delighted to share that Daniella Dos Santos has been appointed to the new role of UK director of professional culture.

Part of the UK leadership team, Daniella Dos Santos will play a key role in shaping and evolving working practices across our clinical sites ensuring we have a culture where our veterinary surgeons and nurses are supported and empowered to look after our patients, but also importantly, each other. The veterinary team is at the heart of all we do, and Daniella’s role will facilitate the collaborative leadership essential to our future success.

Daniella Dos Santos is a 2012 graduate from the Royal Veterinary College and has practised clinically in several sites across the south of the UK. She was President of the British Veterinary Association in 2019-2020 where she demonstrated exemplary leadership through the early phases of the pandemic; this contributed to her being awarded the RCVS Inspiration award in 2021 and the BSAVA J.A. Wight award in 2022. She is a board member for RUMA Companion animal and Equine and trustee of the PetPlan Charitable Trust.

Commenting on the appointment, UK CEO Duncan Phillips said: “Daniella Dos Santos’s passion for the veterinary professions shone through from our first conversation. As we develop flexible working models to meet the needs of the modern profession, Daniella’s understanding of the veterinary world, and her ability to communicate and lead change will be a critical part of the next phase of our development.”

Amanda Boag, group chief medical officer, added: “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Daniella Dos Santos to the UK leadership team. She is a well-known face within the UK and her focus on inclusivity, her integrity and her forward-thinking approach to the 21st-century working environment, as exemplified by her advocacy for the BVA Good workplace guide, make her the perfect person to lead our approach nationally.”

Daniella Dos Santos commented: “I am all too aware of the challenges faced by the profession over the last few years. I am heartened that the leadership team at IVC Evidensia recognise the importance of the culture in our clinics and hospitals as being crucial to the success of the organisation and am very much looking forward to working with the teams.”

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