Massey University honours World Animal Protection’s Chief Veterinary Adviser


We are delighted to announce that our Chief Veterinary Adviser, Dr David Bayvel, has been appointed as an Honorary Associate of Massey University’s Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre in recognition of his outstanding contributions to animal welfare.

This honour is bestowed on people who have made a significant contribution to improving animal welfare over a long period of time. David Bayvel definitely fits the criteria; having for the past 25 years worked tirelessly to help animals both in New Zealand and internationally. 

As the Foundation Director of the Centre, Professor David Mellor, says “David. has proactively led initiatives which have enhanced New Zealand’s reputation internationally, especially in the animal welfare arena.” 

“He has not only been the instigator of numerous animal welfare initiatives, but has also been an active and insightful participant in developing the integrated animal welfare infrastructure that exists in New Zealand today.” 

“His far sighted and practical support for the establishment, maintenance and significant expansion of New Zealand’s animal welfare and behavioural sciences research capacity has contributed to the credibility of this country’s expert input to animal welfare standards and related matters nationally and globally. His contributions in these respects, and many others, are widely acknowledged both within New Zealand and internationally,” he says.