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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 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.


Lead Assessor
Pam Mosedale  
Pam Mosedale BVetMed MRCVS


Senior Assessors

Ean Garner-Richardson  
Ean Garner-Richardson VetMB MA MRCVS

Richard Killen  
Richard Killen BVSc MRCVS

Bob Lehner  

Malcolm Whitehead  
Malcolm Whitehead VetMB MA CertEP MRCVS



David Ashcroft  
David Ashcroft BVSc CertSAO MRCVS

Sophie Aylett, PSS Assessor  
Sophie Aylett BVSc MRCVS

Cees Bennett  
Cees Bennett BVetMed MRCVS

Alexandra Best, PSS Assessor  
Alexandra Best BVetMB MA MRCVS

Helen Boast  
Helen Boast BVetMed CertAVP(EM) MRCVS

Victoria Bullen, PSS Assessor  
Victoria Bullen BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS

Richard Byrne  
Richard Byrne BVetMed MRCVS

David Donovan , PSS Assessor  
David Donovan BVSc MRCVS

Alice Duvernois, PSS Assessor  
Alice Duvernois BVetMed MRCVS

Laura Fletcher, PSS Assessor  
Laura Fletcher BVetMed MRCVS

Mary Glassbrook  
Mary Glassbrook BVSc MRCVS

Anne Lawson  
Anne Lawson BVM&S MRCVS

Emma Robinson  
Emma Robinson BVM&S MRCVS

Rudo Ruvangu  
Rudo Ruvangu BVSC(Hons) MRCVS

Sally Stockton  
Sally Stockton BVSc CertAVP MRCVS

Nick Stuart  
Nick Stuart BVM&S MRCVS

Charles Thursby-Pelham  
Charles Thursby-Pelham MA VetMB CertEP MRCVS