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Mr Richard Sibley

Richard Sibley
  • Location: Devon
  • Route to Fellowship: Honorary Fellowship by election

Field of work

Clinical practice (private)

Areas of special interest

  • Infectious diseases of Cattle
  • Production diseases of Cattle
  • Dairy Cow Lameness

Areas of support

  • Innovation in professional practice
  • Professional mentoring
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice
  • Translating research into veterinary practice


  • RASE Beldisloe Award
  • Dairy Industry Award
  • RABDF Princess Anne Award


Dick Sibley qualified from Bristol in 1977 and has been in practice ever since. He is now principle and director of West Ridge Veterinary Practice based in Witheridge, Mid Devon.

Dick now has a dedicated interest in cattle, with particular expertise in the management of infectious diseases such as BVD, Johnes and Tuberculosis, as well as delivering whole herd health plans for large dairies to predict and prevent disease and health issues.

His Honorary Fellowship was awarded for his work with BSE, FMD and TB, and as National Secretary and President of the British Cattle Veterinary Association.

He has been awarded the RABDF Princess Anne Dairy Award, the RASE Bledisloe Cup, Honorary Life Membership BCVA, Dairy Industry Award 2006 for veterinary services to the cattle industry.

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