John Daniel Collins *16. November 1938 - 25. April 2012 PDF Print E-mail

 It is with great sadness that we wish to inform you of the death of a stalwart of ECVPH and SVEPM, Professor Dan Collins, University College Dublin (UCD). 

 Dan was a past president of SVEPM (1998/99) and a founder member of ECVPH.  Indeed, Dan played a key role in having population medicine integrated into ECVPH as a subspecialty.  This epitomises the man, as he was always a key mover and shaker. Another example of this was his motivation in relocating the UCD Veterinary Faculty to a new green field site with state of the art facilities.  Even in retirement, Dan was still active and chaired the EFSA Biological Hazards Panel and was a Board member of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. 

 Above all, his openness and typical Irish manner meant that he could talk to anyone and set up an instant rapport, with always a word of fatherly advice to hand if the need arose.  A true gentleman and scholar.

 We have lost a great member of the profession. We have lost a great man.



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