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David Argyle

BVMS PhD DipECVIM-ca(Oncology) FRCVS

Please note
David Argyle has decided to step aside from his Junior Vice-President and Council duties for the time being. Further details are available in this statement.


David ArgyleDavid Argyle graduated from the University of Glasgow. After a period in practice he returned to Glasgow to complete a PhD in Oncology/Immunology.

He was Senior Lecturer in Clinical Oncology at Glasgow until 2002 when he became Head of Veterinary Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

In 2005 he returned to Edinburgh University to the William Dick Chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies.

In 2009 he became the Dean for postgraduate research and international research for both medicine and veterinary medicine and in 2011 he became the Head of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

He is an RCVS/European specialist in Veterinary Oncology, Diplomat of the European College of Internal Medicine in Oncology and co-scientific editor of the Journal of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. His major research interests are cancer and stem cell biology.


Council Member category

  • Appointed: University of Edinburgh, 2011 - 2024


Committee membership

  • Standards Committee
  • Recognised Veterinary Practice Sub-Committee
  • Advancement of the Professions Committee
  • Officer Team
  • PIC DC Liaison Committee
  • Brexit Taskforce
  • Covid-19 Taskforce
  • Vet Futures Project Board
  • Register and Registration Sub-Committee


Declaration of interests


  • Director, Dogs Trust (Ireland)
  • Trustee, Dogs Trust (UK)

Relevant financial interests, eg shareholdings, bonds and derivatives



  • Ad hoc consultancy for Zoetis
  • Scientific advisor for Roslin Technologies
  • Consultant for Zenoaq: January 2019 - present

Appointments to other bodies

Editor of Journal, Blackwell Wiley

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • Member, European Society for Veterinary Oncology
  • Member, BVA


University of Edinburgh

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)


Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


Other relevant information