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Dr Kathryn Elizabeth Peaty


Dr Kathryn Peaty Kathryn graduated from Glasgow University in 2009 and began her career in a progressive mixed practice in rural Dorset Initially she worked across farm, small animal and equine areas but in 2011 became almost entirely farm animal based with a particular interest in disease prevention. Kathryn is an Official Veterinarian, carrying out TB testing of cattle on a weekly basis. As part of her Official Veterinarian role, Kathryn also inspects animal by-products destined for export to both EU and non-­EU countries, producing Export Health Certificates after ensuring they have met the relevant requirements.

In 2013 Kathryn was involved in DEFRA's TB consultation workshops concerning the strategy for achieving Officially Bovine Tuberculosis-Free Status in England and future policy, She went on to become an accredited TB Advisor and later in 2019 trained as a consultant for the TB Advisory Service (TBAS).

On occasion Kathryn has been asked to take on the role of expert witness for the Veterinary Council of Ireland. She hopes that this experience will prove useful as she takes up her role on the Disciplinary Committee.

Kathryn has a busy home life as well with her husband and three young children who also, fortunately, share her enthusiasm for their small flock of sheep, apiary, and horses.

Committee Membership

  • Disciplinary Committee

Declaration of interests

  • None
  • Higher Farm Holiday Lets - Partner


  • None
Appointments to other bodies
  • Local Primary School - Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of the Curriculum, Standards & Quality of Teaching Committee
  • Local Village Preschool - Chair of Trustees
  • Village Community Association - Committee Member
Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations
  • British Veterinary Association - member
  • BCVA - member
  • VDS - member
  • Veterinary Surgeon at Friar's Moor Livestock Health - 2009 to present
  • Veterinary Assistant at Barn Services - 2006 to present
  • RCVS Disciplinary Committee - July 2021
Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)
  • Bsc Animal Science - University of Nottingham 2003

Official Veterinarian:

  • OCQ(V) - ES (Essential Skills) - Revalidated 2019
  • OCQ(V) - TT (Tuberculin Testing) - Revalidated 2020
  • OCQ(V) - EX (Exports General) - 2021
  • OCQ(V) - PX (Product Exports) - 2021
  • TBFA (TB Farm Advice) - 2016
Interests relating to immediate family or close friends
  • Husband is a Director at the Barn Equine Surgery Ltd and a Partner in Barn Services. He is also an RCVS appointee to the Farriers Registration Council (FRC), past member of FRC Investigating Committee, past member of the RCVS Council and current Chair of the RCVS exam board. He has been a member of the Riding Establishments Inspectorate of the RCVS since 1996 and a current member of the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons. He is also a Clinical Instruction Mentor and external examiner for the University of Surrey.
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