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Dr Martin Whiting MRCVS


Martin Whiting, RCVS Disciplinary Committee member

Martin is the Director of Learning, Education and Development for the CVS Group.  He is responsible for shaping the educational portfolio of CVS and delivering the development strategy as it pertains to clinical and non-clinical learning for their veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

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 is 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.  He continues to undertake research in a wide variety of areas of professional conduct and veterinary law, including areas of general practice, animal research and animal ownership, as well as veterinary education.

In 2017, Martin moved to the Home Office to work in Home Office Science and Security department.  After working with the Animals in Science Committee, he led the operational team for the Animals in Science Regulation Unit.

Committee membership

  • Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Committee

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Appointments to other bodies


Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

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


  • CVS Group Plc
  • The Home Office
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • University of Lincoln
  • Dick White Referrals
  • Locum at various practices

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)


Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

Partner is employed by the Royal Veterinary College

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