Chris Barker

BVSc CertVR MLitt MRCVS

Biography

Chris Barker

Chris Barker qualified from Bristol in 1980, since when he has worked in a wide range of first opinion practices (mixed, pure equine, small animal).

Since 1994 he has run a small animal practice in Carlisle with his wife Kirsty. This 4 vet, 4 VN practice has held both the BSAVA Practice Standard and RCVS Tier 2 status, has achieved the Investors in People award on three occasions, and currently takes VN students on placement from four different nursing colleges.

Chris achieved the CertVR from practice in 1991, and obtained an MLitt for archaeological research in 1989. Beyond work his interests include skiing, golf and DIY, keeping his English Setter fully exercised and acting as taxi sevice to his two sons. 

 

Council Member category

  • Elected: 2012 - 2020

 

Committee membership

  • PIC and DC Liaison Committee

Declaration of interests

Directorships

 

Shareholdings

Shareholder, Dechra Pharmaceuticals

Consultancies

Appointments to other bodies

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

Member: BVA, BSAVA, SPVS

Employment

DI Jones and Partners, Swansea - Mixed Practice

BM Williams, Calne - SA Practice

Tortington Centre, Arundel - Equine Practice

Bush House Veterinary Group, Ammanford - Mixed Practice

Glasgow University Veterinary Practice, Lanark - Mixed practice

Ashlea Veterinary Centre Ltd, Carlisle - SA Practice

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

MLitt – Master of Letters   (Archaeology)

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

My wife (Kirsty Barker) is a veterinary surgeon and is Clinical Director of Ashlea Veterinary Centre Ltd

Other relevant information