Professor David H. Lloyd is the recipient of the Hugo Schindelka Medal at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Bordeaux, France. Hugo Schindelka is considered the father of veterin
ary dermatology having taught at the University of Vienna, initiated the scientific approach to the specialty and published Skin Diseases of Domestic Animals in 1903.
The medal is awarded in his name every 4 years for excellence in scholarship and publication in veterinary dermatology. Professor Lloyd taught for many years at the Royal Veterinary College in London where he is now Emeritus Professor. His research and publications have significantly shaped our understanding of bacterial skin disease including the challenge of antimicrobial resistance in public health. Professor Lloyd has taught multiple PhD and Master’s degree students and clinical residents. He is a founding member of six multinational veterinary associations and founding editor of Veterinary Dermatology, the official journal of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology. In 2004, he served as President of the 4th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Vienna, Austria.