Dr Martin Whiting MRCVS


Martin Whiting, RCVS Disciplinary Committee member

Martin qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006. Following a few years in practice, he returned to academia to complete a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics and a PhD in the public interest in veterinary professional regulation.

Martin was appointed as Lecturer in Veterinary Ethics and Law at the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and became an RCVS and European Specialist in Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law. In his academic role, he was module leader on several courses on animal welfare, veterinary ethics and professional regulation. He was a member of the RVC’s Clinical Governance Committee, the Clinical Research Committee, the Chair of the Social Science Research Ethics Committee, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Lincoln.

His research interests are in a wide variety of areas of professional conduct and veterinary law, including areas of general practice, animal research and animal ownership. He also undertakes research into the history and development of the veterinary professions.

In 2017, Martin moved to the Home Office to work with the Animals in Science Committee and is currently the Head of Operations for the Animals in Science Regulation Unit.


Committee membership

  • Disciplinary Committee


Declaration of Interests

Directorship None
Shareholdings None
Consultancies None
Appointments to other bodies None
Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

Diplomat of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law).

  • The Home Office
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • Dick White Referrals
Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register) BSC, BVetMed, MA, PGCertVetEd, DipECAWBM(AWSEL), PhD, FHEA
Interests relating to immediate family or close friends Partner works at the Royal Veterinary College
Other relevant information None