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Mr Harvey Locke BVSc MRCVS


PSS Inspector Harvey Locke

Harvey qualified from Liverpool University in 1969 and, after spending the first 3 years in mixed farm practice in Staffordshire, he became the founding partner of Woodcroft Veterinary Group in Cheshire, which is now a 26-vet small animal hospital practice offering first opinion, referral and emergency clinic services.

He was a British Small Animal Veterinary Association volunteer for 18 years serving in a number of roles including Publications Chairman, Honorary Secretary and President between 1999 and 2000. In 2007 he received the BSAVA Melton Award for meritorious contributions to small animal practice.

He is also a past Vice-President of the Union of European Veterinary Practitioners.

Harvey has been an inspector for the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme for many years, firstly with the BSAVA scheme and then with the RCVS scheme from 2004 to 2014.

Retiring from full-time clinical practice in 2010 to become an officer for the British Veterinary Association, Harvey was President from 2010 to 2011.

He is a trustee of the Animal Health Trust and Pet Blood Bank UK.

Harvey has been a PIC member since 2014 and is presently the Vice-Chair of the Committee. He is also Chair of the PIC Health Sub Group.

Committee membership

  • Preliminary Investigation Committee

Declaration of Interests

Stockport Grammar School - Governor  
Armitage Pet Products - Veterinary Adviser
Appointments to other bodies
  • University of Liverpool Veterinary School - Admissions Interview Panel (2005 - 2015) and Fitness to Practise Panel (2008 - present)
  • University of Liverpool - Veterinary Science Advisory Board (2013 - present)
  • Animal Health Trust - Trustee
  • Pet Blood Bank UK - Trustee
Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations
  • BSAVA - Past-President
  • BVA - Past-President
  • SPVS - member

Harvey Locke Veterinary Consultancy (2010 - present) 

British Veterinary Association (2009 - 2012)

Woodcroft Veterinary Group (1972 - 2010)

Lee, Hutchinson and Curtis (1969 - 1972)

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)
Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

Daughter is a veterinary surgeon working at Woodcroft Veterinary Group

Niece is a veterinary surgeon working in SA practice in Norfolk

Other relevant information