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Meet the PSS Assessors

Practice assessment visits are carried out around the country by a team of Assessors, who are listed below, together with some general requirements for becoming an Assessor.

You can click on the Assessor's name below to read more about them on their biography pages. See an overview of PSS Assessor training.

Who can be an Assessor?

All Assessors are veterinary surgeons or a registered veterinary nurse and must meet the following criteria:

  • to have been members of the RCVS for at least 5 years;
  • to be in full- or part-time veterinary practice, or to have been so within the past 3 years; and,
  • to have been approved as having suitable experience for undertaking inspections.

Assessors are appointed as employees of the RCVS, they are expected to attend an annual training day(s), buddied assessments and are subject to annual appraisal by the lead Assessor.

PSS Lead Assessor

Alice Duvernois, PSS Lead AssessorAlice Duvernois BVetMed MRCVS


Senior Assessors

Bob LehnerBob Lehner BVM&S PHD CertVR MRCVS


Anne Lawson Anne Lawson BVMS MRCVS



Sophie Aylett, PSS AssessorSophie Aylett BVSc MRCVS


Cees Bennett Cees Bennett BVetMed MRCVS


Alexandra Best, PSS Assessor Alexandra Best BVetMB MA MRCVS


Victoria Bullen, PSS Assessor Victoria James BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS


Richard Byrne Richard Byrne BVetMed MRCVS


David Donovan , PSS AssessorDavid Donovan BVSc MRCVS


Laura Fletcher, PSS Assessor Laura Fletcher BVetMed MRCVS


Emma RobinsonEmma Robinson BVM&S MRCVS


Rudo Ruvangu Rudo Ruvangu BVSC(Hons) MRCVS


Sally StocktonSally Stockton BVSc CertAVP MRCVS


Nick StuartNick Stuart BVM&S MRCVS


Charles Thursby-PelhamCharles Thursby-Pelham MA VetMB CertEP MRCVS


Renay RickardRenay Rickard RVN


Bridget Taylor Bridget Taylor BVMS MRCVS


Elizabeth BakerElizabeth Baker MRCVS


Victoria FyfeVictoria Fyfe RVN


Susan EdwardsSusan Edwards BSc(Hons) BVMS MRCVS