Richard Hammond



Richard Hammond, RCVS Council MemberRichard Hammond graduated from the Royal Veterinary College. 

He has a broad experience across the clinical, academic and commercial sectors having previously been a specialist in the area of veterinary anaesthesia and an academic clinician. He was awarded a PhD in 1999 in the area of biochemical pharmacology (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry) and a Master's degree in Medical Education in 2012 (University of Nottingham).

He holds both RCVS and European Diplomas in Veterinary Anaesthesia. As well as having experience of clinical general veterinary practice, Richard has worked as part of the commercial operation of a major pharmaceutical company.

Richard joined the University of Bristol as a Professor of Clinical Sciences in the School of Veterinary Sciences in 2012 and is Head of School, as well as CEO of Langford Vets.


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Appointed: University of Bristol, 2016 - 2018, 2019 - 2020

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Langford Veterinary Services (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Bristol) - CEO

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  • Aug 2016 – Present  Head of School of Veterinary Sciences
  • Dec 2014 – Present  CEO for Langford Veterinary Services
  • Mar 2012 – Dec 2014  Professor of Clinical Veterinary Science, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol 
  • Oct 2006 – Nov 2012  Head of Division of the Division of Surgery 2006-2011; Sub-Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Associate Professor in Pharmacology and Anaesthesia, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham
  • Oct 2004 – Oct 2006  Manager for Companion Animal Technical Services, Pfizer Animal Health
  • Jan 1999 – Oct 2004  Lecturer in Anaesthesia, Dept. of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Royal Veterinary College
  • Aug 1998 – Jan 1999  Temporary Lecturer in Anaesthesia, Dept. Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge
  • Sept 1995 – Aug 1998  Wellcome Veterinary Research Scholar, Department of Biochemical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital
  • 1993 – Sept 1995  Clinical Assistant in Small Animal Anaesthesia, Royal Veterinary College, London
  • 1992 – 1993  Intern in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Royal Veterinary College, London
  • 1991 – 1992  Assistant Veterinary Surgeon, Downes and Partners, Leigh-on-Sea
  • 1985 – 1986  Assistant Scientific Officer, The National Radiological Protection Board, Abingdon

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