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Dr Nick Blayney BVSc MRCVS


Nick BlayneyNick Blayney qualified from Liverpool University in 1980 and has been in full-time first opinion mixed practice ever since. After ten years working in Herefordshire he purchased a two-centre practice in Warwickshire, adding a third site and running, as sole principal, a five person practice until he sold in 2014.

An interest in the affairs of the profession led to a spell on SPVS Council and a four-year term as its Hon Sec, as well as serving on BVA Council and as Chairman of the BVA Members’ Services Committee.

In 2007-8 Nick served as President of the British Veterinary Association. The period involved a brief encounter with FMD, review of the Veterinary Surgeons’ Act, for which he gave evidence to the Parliamentary Select Committee, the incursion of bluetongue, for which he served on the DEFRA Core Group.

A spell as a member of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) involved presenting the UK profession’s position on the review of the PET Travel Scheme.

An Honorary Member of the Kennel Club, Nick acts as a veterinary consultant to Channel Four’s Crufts coverage and he sits as Chairman of the Kennel Club’s Dog Health Group, a panel which advises the Club on canine genetic health.

He also sits on the NOAH Code of Conduct Committee.

Committee Membership

  • Disciplinary Committee

Declaration of interests






  • Kennel Club - Chairman of Dog Health Group Committee

Appointments to other bodies

  • National Office of Animal Health Code of Conduct Committee - Member

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • Kennel Club
  • British Veterinary Association
  • Sheep Vet Society
  • Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons
  • British Cattle Veterinary Association


  • Kennel Club
  • Arden Forest Veterinary Group - Previous Owner/Principal

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)


Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


Other relevant information

  • Previous adviser to a veterinary professional indemnity insurer