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Dave Leicester



David Leicester, RCVS Council memberDavid graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1997, and has spent his career working in small animal practice. His primary professional interest is in emergency and critical care and he has been working exclusively in that field since 2004 holding multiple and varied positions within Vets Now.

David's current role sees him manage the telemedicine service, oversee clinical and professional standards as part of a team of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, and he also has responsibility for leading national Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Governance strategy.

David holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care.


Council Member category

  • Elected: 2017 - 2021


Committee membership

  • Standards Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Registration Appeals Committee


Declaration of interests



Relevant financial interests, eg shareholdings, bonds and derivatives




Appointments to other bodies

RCVS Knowledge Veterinary Evidence - Editorial Board Member

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • VECCS - Member
  • BAVECC - Member
  • BSAVA - Member



September 2020 - present: (Vets Now) Head of Telemedicine service

September 2019 - present: (Vets Now) Clinical Lead on a video triage service

2019 - present: Vets Now (IVC); current role: Head of Clinical Intelligence

2004 - 2019: Vets Now; Head of Clinical Intelligence (April 2017 - 2019)

2001 - 2004: Locum tenens

2000 - 2001: Abbey Veterinary Surgery, Derby

1997 - 2000: Oakhill Veterinary Surgery, Chingford, London

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)


Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

Wife, Lucy Leicester, is a veterinary surgeon and member of the Society of Indexers.

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