Graduated RVC 1968, FRCVS in dermatology 1978. A former RCVS examiner in veterinary dermatology for certificate and diploma. Ex President of European Society of Veterinary Dermatology. Awards include BSAVA Woodrow for outstanding contributions to small animal veterinary medicine and a JA Wight memorial for outstanding contributions to the welfare of companion animals. Also received an MBE for services to animal welfare. Has lectured in veterinary dermatology all over Europe, as well as China (for 6 years consecutively) and more recently Mexico. Now retired from the RSPCA.