Mr Harvey Locke BVSc MRCVS


PSS Inspector Harvey LockeHarvey Locke graduated from Liverpool University in 1969 and after spending the first three years post graduation in mixed farm practice in Staffordshire, he became the founding partner of Woodcroft Veterinary Group in Cheshire, which is now a 24-vet small animal hospital practice offering first opinion, referral and emergency clinic services.

Harvey was a BSAVA volunteer for 18 years, serving in a number of roles including Publications Chairman, Honorary Secretary and President betweeen 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 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 in 2010 – 2011.

He is presently a trustee of the Animal Health Trust and Pet Blood Bank UK and is a governor of an independent school in Stockport.

He is married to Margaret and has two daughters, Rachel and Helen. Helen has followed him into the veterinary profession and now works at Woodcroft Veterinary Group.

In his spare time, Harvey enjoys hill walking, cycling, gardening and offshore sailing.


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