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Dr Samantha Scully MRCVS


Samantha Scully, PIC

Samantha has a degree in Nutrition from Kings College, University of London and graduated from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School in 2005. She holds general practitioner postgraduate certificates in small animal surgery and small animal medicine.  

Prior to starting vet school Samantha spent many years undertaking nursing duties for a mixed practice in Bedfordshire. As a vet student she worked at an equine referral hospital in Dallas, Texas, where she undertook her final year project looking at the relationship between cataract development in Quarter horses and ultra-violet light exposure.

Samantha has worked in mixed and small animal practice in the UK and has been involved in veterinary nurse training. During sabbatical leave she worked for a Sun Bear rescue and rehabilitation charity in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, which included a large dog and cat colony with the occasional primate thrown in for good measure. She was an RCVS Practice Standards Assessor for five years and inspected dog breeding premises for local authorities.  Samantha currently works in a variety of small animal general practice and non-clinic roles. 

Samantha has a background in competitive dog obedience training, showing dogs, dog breeding and has dabbled in the world of showing cats. She has a special interest in hand rearing premature and sick neonates and has written a book on the subject. She undertook her own research into canine perinatal mortality and presented her abstract at BSAVA.

She has volunteered for LIVES, Lincolnshire’s Community First Responder organisation, working alongside East Midlands Ambulance Service attending 999 calls in her community.  Samantha lives in Lincolnshire with her three children and two Border Collies.

Committee membership

  • Preliminary Investigation Committee

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Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations


Appointment to other bodies 



  • Veterinary surgeon, Vets4Pets, Grantham, Lincolnshire (2019 - 2021)

  • Practice Standards Scheme Assessor, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (2015 - 2020)

  • Self-employed locum small animal veterinary surgeon in Lincolnshire, including sole charge out of hours emergency clinics (2015 - 2016)

  • Branch Veterinary Surgeon, Goddard Veterinary Group, Harrow Weald, Middlesex (2009 - 2015)
  • Assistant Veterinary Surgeon, Forest Veterinary Centre, Epping, Essex (2006 - 2009)
  • Out of hours locum work for emergency clinics (2005 - 2012)
  • Assistant Veterinary Surgeon, Harding and Michael, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire (July - December 2005)

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

GPCert (Small Animal Surgery) ESVPS 2010

GPCert (Small Animal Medicine) ESVPS 2015

QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) 2019 Qualsafe Awards

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


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