13 July 2012
Professor Sandy Trees was yesterday [12 July 2012] introduced to the House of Lords and became Baron Trees of the Ross in Perth and Kinross.
Professor Lord Trees, a former President and current Council member of the RCVS, is only the second veterinary surgeon, after Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, to become a Peer. He was appointed as a cross-bencher.
The ceremony was attended by current President, Jacqui Molyneux:
"I was delighted to see Professor Lord Trees of The Ross introduced to the House of Lords this morning,” she said.
"It is excellent that our relatively small profession now has two representatives in the Upper Chamber, and I am sure that Sandy will join Lord Soulsby in making a significant contribution to the development of legislation on issues affecting animal health and welfare, science and public health.
"I am looking forward to there continuing to be a good working relationship between the College and members of the House of Lords on relevant issues of public interest."
Picture: Lord Owen, Professor Lord Trees and Lord Soulsby