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Mr Andrew Robinson


Position applied for: Chair of the Credentials Panel for Meritorious Contributions to the Profession pathway

Candidate biography

Andrew qualified from the University of Liverpool Veterinary Faculty in 1975 and after several years in mixed practice began to concentrate on small animal practice in 1985, taking a particular interest in surgery.

After taking several RCVS Certificates he obtained his Fellowship by examination in the critical care of the dog and cat in 1990.

In 2002 Andrew obtained his European Diploma in the College of Surgery and was recognised by the RCVS as a Specialist in the same year.

From 2004 he concentrated on referral work at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital in Castle Donington taking referrals mainly from within the East Midland area. Andrew’s work was mainly in orthopaedics and neurology although it included some soft tissue surgery.

He retired from clinical practice in July 2018 although is andrew-robinsonstill on the active list of the RCVS and continues with his CPD commitment.

Candidate statement

I have always taken an interest in the politics of the profession and have been involved in several BVA and RCVS committees and working groups. I have been actively involved in local, National and European associations and had the privilege of being President of the East Midlands Veterinary Association (now disbanded!), the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons, the Union of European Veterinary Practitioners and Vice President of the Federation of Veterinarians in Europe.

My involvement with the newly founded Fellowship started soon after its beginnings being initially an assessor for Meritorious Contributions to the Profession and then for the last three years as its Chair.

I have experienced a gradual evolvement of the Fellowship trying to become a more integrated society within the profession and of an improvement of standardisation in the application process.

With several recent changes within the Board, I would ask for your vote in order that there should be a corporate memory and because I still wish to remain actively involved in the evolvement of the Fellowship.