BSc, BVetMed, MSc, CertWEL, DSHP, DipECAWBM, DipECSRHM, MRCVS
Independent Veterinary Consultant
Prior to qualification as a Veterinary Surgeon, I obtained a BSc in Physiology and Biochemistry and an MSc in the Physiology and Biochemistry of Farm Animals. I worked in mixed mainly agricultural practice until March 2005 when I left to establish a consultancy service in the areas of farm animal welfare and sheep health and production. Following qualification as a Veterinary Surgeon, I attained the Certificate in Sheep Health and Production in 1987 and was awarded the Diploma in Sheep Health and Production in 1991, and I am recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a specialist in this area. I attained the Certificate in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law in 1995. This covers all species and demonstrates a level of competency in the understanding of the veterinary aspects of the subjects of Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. I have been awarded diploma status by the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management and the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine in the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law sub-speciality. I am recognised by the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS) as a specialist in small ruminant health management. I am a past President of the Sheep Veterinary Society and of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management.
Interests include clinical research, flock and farm health planning, surveillance and how this can inform mechanisms for disease control