Dr Ayona Silva-Fletcher BVSc MSc MA(MedEd) PhD PFHEA
Professor of Veterinary Education
Ayona graduated as a veterinarian from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka and followed this with an MSc in Animal Nutrition and a PhD from University of Aberdeen, UK. She then did several postdoctoral, teaching and research appointments at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, University of London (Royal Postgraduate Medical School), University of Leiden, the Netherlands and at the Open University in Milton Keynes. In 2003 Ayona joined the RVC as the Director of Distance Learning and worked until 2008 in expanding the distance learning programme. She supported the development of a new MSc by distance learning, a short course programme and with DEFRA an accredited online training course for government veterinarians at the Border Inspection Posts. In 2008 Ayona joined the LIVE team to take a leading role in developing a new MSc in Veterinary Education.