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Timothy Hutchinson



Timothy Hutchinson MRCVSThe son of two South Yorkshire school teachers, like so many vets I started my career working in a local practice during school holidays, using the opportunity to gain an understanding of how practices function behind the scenes. On my third attempt I gained a place at Liverpool Vet School and graduated in 1994, starting work in a city centre SA practice in West Yorkshire 3 days later, where I remained for 4 years before relocating to what is still my current practice, Larkmead Vet, a mixed species practice in Oxfordshire.

I joined the partnership in January 2000, completed my CertSAS in 2002, Advanced Practitioner, and subsequently produced two of the BSAVA Manuals. During my time at Larkmead I have helped oversee the growth of the business into a large (35+ vets) thriving, independent mixed practice, with a strong tradition of employing, developing, and retaining graduates. 

My time is currently split between SA clinical, senior practice management and chairing the Board of the XLVet community. Outside work I can be found playing cello in the local orchestra, expanding my eclectic music collection, or walking my two dogs, Nala and Chester. 

Council Member category

Elected member: 2023 - 2027

Committee membership 

  • Education Committee
  • Finance and Resources Committee
  • Veterinary Nurses' Council

Declaration of interests


  • Larkmead Holdings Ltd- Director
  • Larkmead Veterinary Group Ltd- Director
  • XLVet UK Ltd- Director and Chair
  • Wantage Orchestra Productions Ltd- Director

Relevant financial interests, eg shareholdings, bonds and derivatives

  • Larkemad Holdings Ltd- Shareholder / Owner



Appointments to other bodies


Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • Member of BSAVA



Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)


Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


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