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Prof David Argyle

David Argyle
  • Location: Roslin
  • Year of Fellowship: 2016
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Knowledge

Field of work

Veterinary schools

Areas of special interest

  • Oncology
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • Innovation in professional practice
  • International issues
  • One Health Agenda
  • Professional mentoring
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice
  • Public engagement
  • Translating research into veterinary practice

Professional positions

  • Chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies
  • Dean of Veterinary Medicine
  • RCVS Council Member
  • Chair of the Advancement of the Profession committee (RCVS)
  • Chair of Dogs Trust Canine Welfare Grants Panel
  • Trustee of Digs Trust


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts
  • Kennel Club International Award for Advancement of Canine Health


David Argyle is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from the University of Glasgow. He gained his PhD in Immunology and Oncology from the same department.

He has served as a clinical academic for the Universities of Glasgow, Wisconsin-Madison and Edinburgh. He has served as Chair of Clinical Studies and as Postgraduate Dean for the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

In 2011 he was appointed William Dick chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies and Dean of Veterinary Medicine at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. He is also Deputy Head of College for The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

He is chair of the examination board for the ECVIM sub-specialty in Oncology. He is an RCVS and European recognized specialist in veterinary oncology, his major interests are cancer biology and comparative oncology.

He was elected FRSE and FRCVS in 2016 for meritorious contributions to knowledge.

He was elected FRSA in 2019 for contributions to social progress and development.

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