David Catlow



A portrait image of David Catlow

David Catlow graduated from Liverpool University in 1987 and joined J B Johnson and Partners in Preston, Lancashire working predominantly with horses and farm animals. He joined the partnership in 1991 and worked there until 2015, during which time the practice rebranded as Oakhill Veterinary Centre and grew from a team of 4 to 22 vets working in separate small animal, farm and equine divisions.

In 2015 he joined the Blue Cross where he was appointed as Head of Clinical Services.  He was subsequently appointed Clinical Director.

David has been actively involved for many years with local and national representative bodies of the veterinary profession, most notably being elected President of the British Veterinary Association in 2006.


Council Member category

  • Elected: 2010 - 2018


Committee membership

  • Education Committee

Declaration of interests




Lloyd & Whyte - Advisor for veterinary professional indemnity insurance

Appointments to other bodies

Officer (2005 - 2008), British Veterinary Association

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations


Clinical Director and Head of Clinical Services at the Blue Cross

Partner, Oakhill Veterinary Centre, Langley Lane, Goosnargh, Preston, Lancs

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

Other relevant information

Member Conservative Party