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Dr Robert Scott McRae MRCVS


Dr Robert Scott McRaeScott graduated with a BVMS from Glasgow University in 1998, and after a few years in general practice, earned his PhD in 2006 from the same institution. He has been heavily involved in stem cell research in both academic and commercial roles but returned to full time mixed general practice in Aberdeenshire in 2012 acquiring Buchan Veterinary Clinics, which he ran until its acquisition by CVS in 2017. A spell within the corporate world as a clinical director focusing on companion animal practice followed before the opportunity arose to follow an interest in ophthalmology, alongside his wife, with North East Veterinary Ophthalmology with whom he is now pursuing his certificate studies. 

In addition, Scott has been involved for the last few years with the RCVS OSCE's as an examiner and maintains a strong interest in advanced reproductive techniques in the agricultural domain, particularly in the field of ovine embryo transfer.

He lives in Aberdeenshire with an ever-increasing menagerie of chickens, cats, cockapoos, and wandering peacocks. 

Committee membership

  • Preliminary Investigation Committee – appointed 2022

Declaration of Interests


  • North East Veterinary Ophthalmology - Director
  • KKAS Ltd - Director
  • Ovapharm - Owner


  • None


  • Embryonics Ltd - annual training courses for ovine AI and ET

Appointments to other bodies

  • None

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • None


  • Director at North East Ophthalmology - August 2022 to present
  • Self employed at Locum Services - March 2022 to present
  • Assistant Veterinary Surgeon at Chris Humes Veterinary Surgeon Ellon - July 2020 to March 2022
  • Clinical Director at Abervet, Aberdeen, IVC - March 2019 to July 2020
  • Clinical Director at Buchan Vet Clinics, CVS - October 2017 to March 2019
  • Owner at Buchan Vet Clinics - May 2012 to October 2017
  • Chief Scientific Officer at Cell Guidance Systems, Cambridge - 2010 to 2012
  • Head of Innovation at Cellartis, Dundee - 2008 to 2010
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Glasgow - 2006 to 2008

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • PhD, University of Glasgow 2006

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

  • Anne-Marie McRae (wife) is the owner of North East Veterinary Ophthalmology

Other relevant information

  • None