Dr Tim Nuttall BSc BVSc CertVD PhD CBiol MSB MRCVS


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Dr Tim Nuttall graduated from the University of Bristol in Zoology and Veterinary Science in 1992.

After three years in general practice he joined the dermatology service at the University of Edinburgh as a resident, where he gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology and later studied for a PhD in the immunopathogenesis of canine atopic dermatitis.

He joined the University of Liverpool in 2001 and in 2004 was made Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology. In August 2013 he returned to the Dick Vet as Head of Veterinary Dermatology.

Tim has an active interest in research, studying new treatment approaches, antimicrobial resistance, host-pathogen interactions and the genetics of canine atopic dermatitis. He has contributed to over 70 clinical and scientific publications, including 'A Colour Handbook of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat' as well chapters in the BSAVA Manuals of Small Animal Dermatology and Laboratory Techniques, and 'Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy'.

Tim has an interest in evidence-based medicine, and has contributed to practice guidelines for canine atopic dermatitis and pyoderma, as well as responsible antimicrobial use and infection control with the Bella Moss Foundation, BSAVA website, BSAVA/ SAMSOC PROTECT guidelines and as a BSAC Antibiotic Action Champion. In addition, he has presented over 100 lectures throughout the world.

Tim has served on a number of committees and administrative posts, including on University Boards of Discipline, Education and Disability Committees, BSAVA, DEFRA and ESVD Scientific Committees, BVDSG committee, RCVS Council and examination boards, the International Committee on Atopic Diseases in Animals, and the Bella Moss Foundation. Until recently he was a co-editor of Veterinary Dermatology and he still serves on the editorial board.


Committee membership

  • Science Advisory Panel


Declaration of Interests


 Cademuir Ltd





Consultant; lecture fees; research/other funding:

  • Virbac Animal Health
  • Novartis Animal Health
  • Zoetis (previously Pfizer Animal Health)

  • Dechra Veterinary Products

  • ALK-Abello Veterinary (ARTU)

Consultant; research funding:

  • Avacta Veterinary Labs

Appointments to other bodies

  • Veterinary Dermatology editorial board, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Scientific Advisor to the Bella Moss Foundation and BSAVA
  • International Committee on Allergic Diseases in Animals (ICADA)
  • European Society of Veterinary Dermatology Scientific Organising Committee

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations


  • Society of Biology

  • British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group

  • European Society of Veterinary Dermatology


  • Briar House Veterinary Clinic, Broadstairs
  • Royal Army Veterinary Corps
  • Barnfield Veterinary Practice, North Harrow
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of Liverpool

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)


Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

Spouse is a co-director of Cademuir Ltd

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