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Cheryl Scudamore



Cheryl ScudamoreCheryl graduated from Liverpool University in 1988 and after completing a PhD at the Rowett Research Institute she worked in the pathology department at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, before moving to the pharmaceutical industry. During this time she worked as a pathologist but also gained management qualifications and managed a large technical team, before returning again to an academic role at the Royal Veterinary College and MRC Harwell.

She has particular interests in transferring technical skills between industry and academia, ensuring the welfare of experimental animals and encouraging vets to explore alternative career options.

She is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Pathology and is currently an independent veterinary pathology consultant.

Cheryl has extensive experience of serving professional committees. She has chaired the Royal College of Pathologists specialty advisory committee for veterinary pathology and is currently on the RCVS Fellowship Credentials Panel.

In her spare time she keeps bees, runs and enjoys watersports.


Council Member category

  • Elected: 2017 - 2021


Committee membership

  • Credentials Panels
  • Education Committee
  • Finance & Resources Committee
  • Mind Matters Initiative Taskforce
  • Mentor Task & Finish Group
  • Specialist Recognition Sub-Committee


Declaration of interests



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Consultant pathologist to Regulatory Science Associates

Appointments to other bodies

  • September 2019 - present: Food Standards Agency, Committee on Toxicity
  • Honorary professor in veterinary pathology - University of Surrey
  • Member of Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards: 2019 - 2021


Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
  • Member of the British Society of Toxicological Pathologists


  • Advisor (Pathology) - Harper-Keele Veterinary School - current
  • Independent veterinary pathology consultant - current
  • Director of Anatomic Pathology - Nationwide Labs
  • Head of Pathology - MRC Harwell
  • Professor of Experimental Pathology - Royal Veterinary College
  • Director of Pathology - GSK
  • Principal Pathologist - Covance
  • Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology - Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • PGCert Veterinary Education - Royal Veterinary College
  • PGCert Business administration - Open University
  • PGDip - Management - Open University

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