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 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 the Director of Anatomic Pathology for Abbey Veterinary Services/NationWide Laboratories.

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

Declaration of interests




Consultant pathologist through ExePathology to the Francis Crick Institute

Occasional trainer - Red Kite

Appointments to other bodies

September 2019 - present: Food Standards Agency, Committee on Toxicity

Honorary professor in veterinary pathology - University of Surrey

Honorary professor in veterinary pathology - Royal Veterinary College


Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists

Member of the British Society of Veterinary Pathology

Member of the British Society of Toxicological Pathologists


Director of Anatomic Pathology - Nationwide Labs - current

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

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

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