|President, Brian Faulkner, BSc(Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc (Pysch), CertGP (SAM), CertGP (BPS), MRCVS
Graduated Edinburgh 1995.
Small animal practice owner and clinician in Suffolk.
Also works as a management consultant to the profession.
Creator of the The Colourful Consultation©
|Senior Vice President, Stephanie Writer-Davies BVSc MRCVS
I graduated in 1984 from Bristol and spent 4 years in mixed practice before deciding to concentrate on the small animal side. I worked as an assistant in N London and Hertfordshire for about 10 years and then started my own practice in Welwyn in 1999. I joined SPVS Council in 2010 and have held roles of PRO, Editor and now President. I have been the Veterinary Nursing Liaison rep and so was part of the RCVS Awarding Body Board. I also helped with development of some of the new PSS modules.
|President Elect, Peter Brown BVetMed MRCVS
I qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 1982, and after 3 years in mixed practice, joined a small animal practice which I bought and developed from 1988 to 2014, when I sold it to Independent Vet Care. I joined SPVS Council in 2011 and became Hon Treasurer in 2014. I also manage the Society’s surveys.
|Honorary Treasurer, Sue Jennings BVSc MRCVS
Graduated from Bristol in 1986 and after a couple of years in mixed and SA practice joined Towcester Veterinary Centre in 1988 becoming a partner in 1994. Having done mostly SA clinical work for the last 25 years I now manage our 22 vet mixed practice comprising a SA hospital and farm practice, a SA practice and 2 equine practices. I joined Council in 2013 and organised SPVS Scubascene in 2014.
|Honorary Secretary, Kathleen Robertson BVM&S CertVA MRCVS
My interests are the future of the veterinary profession (all issues - feminisation, loss of GP status, 'corporatisation', recruitment and retention, poor undergraduate selection etc etc), business opportunities, soft skills and communication, veterinary politics.
I am also BVA Scotland elected representative.
|Honorary Editor, Leigh-Anne Brown BVM&S MRCVS
Graduated Glasgow 2000.
8 years in independent small animal general practice. Joint venture partner with Vets4Pets since 2008 with two surgeries in Harrogate, North Yorkshire; served on V4P Joint Venture Council since 2009. SPVS Practice Life Editor.
|Junior Vice President & CPD Officer, Catriona Curtis BVM&S MRCVS.
Graduated 2004 from Edinburgh, 7 years in mixed and small animal practice. Moved to pharmaceutical industry in 2011 and work for Bayer Animal Health as veterinary adviser. MSO and CPD officer and organiser of the Lancaster student seminar since 2012. Trustee of the SPVS Educational Trust.
|Honorary PRO, Anna Judson BVSc MSc MRCVS
Graduated Liverpool 1987
MSc in Nature Conservation 1989 UCL
Partner in mixed practice 1990-2013
Partner in SA only practice 2013 to date
SPVS PRO officer, SPVS rep PSG
|Nichola joins SPVS with an extensive background of working with professional membership and charity organisations. She is looking forward to working with SPVS Council to develop and enhance our member benefits. 'Membership benefits are at the heart of any membership organisation and should reflect the need of its member base. I'm excited to be part of the SPVS team and eager to start working on our new ideas for an improved member experience.'|
|Sinead Armstrong MA VetMB MRCVS
Qualified from Cambridge in 1996. I worked in several small animal practices round the M25 before starting up my own small animal practice in Surrey in 2007. I have learnt/ worked out how to run a practice along the way with the support of SPVS and am keen to offer that support to others finding their way. My practice is now a 2 vet, nurse training centre and we opened a hydrotherapy/ rehab unit in 2015. I also do a little work with Chessington zoo, which keeps a random assortment of more exotic visitors coming into the surgery and keeps us all on our toes.
|Hazel Bentall BVSc MRCVS
|Cathal Carr BVM&S MRCVS
I qualified from Edinburgh in 1996, having already gained a B.A (hons)physiology , from Trinity College Dublin. I have spent all my working career in Northern Ireland, my first eight years in practice were predominantly mixed , farm. T.B testing ,1st opinion equine and small animal. In 2003 my wife and I bought a one vet small practice and now employ 3.5 FVE and we are a veterinary nurse training practice, treating mainly small animals with a small amount of 1st opinion Equine, T.B. testing and farm work . I joined SPVS council in 2013 and have been interested in the Fee and salary surveys and am looking forward to our work with Veterinary Insights and the new bench marking tool(s).
|Ryan Davis PgC SAS BVMS MRCVS
Graduated from Glasgow in 2002. Went into mixed practice for 2 years before focusing on small animal work. Through a process of merger and acquisition I now run the main hospital in a 14 site mixed practice with 8 directors, and was awarded a PgC in small animal surgery in 2015. I have been on SPVS Council since 2014
|Matthew Flann BVetMed MRCVS
Graduated in 1999 from the RVC when I joined Pennard Vets in Kent as a small animal vet in a mixed practice. I then went onto to run one branches,then became a director in 2007 before taking on the role of overseeing the group in 2012.
I joined the BSAVA congress programme committee in 2015 and was elected to SPVS Council in January 2016.
|Tom Flynn MVB CertSAD MRCVS
I graduated from Dublin in 1985 and spent 4 years in mainly large animal practice before moving into small animal practice. I joined the Goddard Veterinary Group in 1993 and am now Clinical Director. Elected to SPVS Council in 2010 and was Honorary Secretary from 2012 -2015.
|Richard Killen BVSc MRCVS
Qualified Bristol 1984, Senior Partner Highcroft Vet Group and Referrals until 2015 now Regional Director. RCVS senior assessor for the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme, Interviewer of prospective new graduates University of Bristol. Joined SPVS Council 2013.
|Nick Lloyd BVSc MRCVS
After qualifying at Bristol University, I joined a mixed practice in Devon in 2002, becoming a partner 2004. Now I am mainly involved in the admin of the practice. Clinically my interests are dermatology and client communication. During my limited time away from work and SPVS, my interests are sailing, dancing and hockey, and spending time with my growing family. Within SPVS my main role as been as chair of the Vet XML Consortium, working to improve the transfer of data between practice and industry.
|Andrew Parker BVetMed DBR MRCVS|
|Will Sennitt BVSc MRCVS I graduated from Bristol in 2014. Having been living in the south for my entire life up until then, I decided with my partner to venture 'up North' and started my first job in a mixed practice just outside if Middlesborough. In May 2016 I moved to my current small animal practice in Helmsley where (despite my southern accent) they have taken to me well. By joining SPVS Council in 2017 I hope to put forward the viewpoints of recent graduates and do all I can to improve the development of new graduates in the working environment|
|Nick Stuart BVM&S MRCVS, SPVS Past President|
|Karmen Webbe MA VetMB MRCVS
Qualified in 2010 from Cambridge. Spent two years in mixed practice with an exotics bias in Northumberland then retreated from the snow to work in small animal practice in Wandsworth, South West London. Joined council in 2012 and am the SPVS nominated representative for Vetlife. I am the associate vet voice on Council.