The NAVC Announces New Editor in Chief of Today’s Veterinary Practice Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN


The NAVC is proud to welcome Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN, as Editor in Chief of its clinical journal for veterinarians, Today’s Veterinary Practice.

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Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN

Dr. Platt currently serves as a Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and brings more than 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine, academia, and authorship to Today’s Veterinary Practice and its editorial team.

“It’s an honor to be part of this rapidly evolving journal dedicated to presenting up-to-date practical and relevant information to the veterinary world. My greatest passion in this profession is teaching, so to be able to enable further education through this medium is an exciting challenge for me,” said Dr. Platt.

In his new role as Editor in Chief, Dr. Platt will be responsible for working with the Today’s Veterinary Practice editorial staff and advisory board to ensure the journal’s quality and integrity, to support its mission and vision, and to expand its offerings and outreach through print and online channels.

“Adding Dr. Platt to our publications team further strengthens the clinical expertise of our editorial division and enhances our combined experience and knowledge within the profession,” stated NAVC CEO Thomas M. Bohn, CAE.

In addition to his new position with Today’s Veterinary Practice, Dr. Platt is the author or co-author of more than 190 journal articles and 50 book chapters and the co-editor of three textbooks: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology, the Manual of Small Animal Neurological Emergencies, and Canine and Feline Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Management. He is a past-president of the ACVIM Neurology specialty and a Founder of the South Eastern Veterinary Neurology Group in the US.

Dr. Platt attended veterinary school at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, interned in small animal medicine and surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph and spent a two-year period in private practice in England. After completing a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Florida, Dr. Platt spent two years as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Georgia before returning to the UK where he was Head of the Neurology/Neurosurgery Service at the Animal Health Trust until 2006, after which he returned to the University of Georgia.

Dr. Platt has two teenage daughters who keep him up-to-date on how to use social media, which he is trying hard to master, while also keeping him focused on what is most important on an everyday basis when the going gets tough at work!

About the NAVC
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a non-profit organization providing world-class professional development to the global veterinary healthcare community. Its largest initiative, the annual NAVC Conference, hosts more than 17,000 attendees each year. Other offerings include VetFolio, an online CE platform for all veterinary professionals, in partnership with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA); the NAVC Institute; the Veterinary Innovation Council and its official journals, Today’s Veterinary Practice and Today’s Veterinary Technician.

The NAVC’s recently launched Industry Services Division is one of the only not-for-profit Association Management Companies (AMC) in existence that provides services exclusively for the veterinary profession. It is backed by decades of experience in the veterinary field as well as conference and event planning, management and execution.

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for your Excellent Editor’s Note article titled, Searching for Ethical Guidance, in TVP July/August issue.
    Dr. Platt, we hope that you will delighted to help promote the ETHICS TRACK at VMX 2019 organized by the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics. The day long ETHICS Track will deal with daily ethical dilemmas. The ETHICS Track will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd , from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on the Exhibit Floor, during the VMX meeting. Please contact Dr. Alice Villalobos at and for further information.

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