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Chris Proudman



Currently the Foundation Head of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey, Chris has over twenty years of experience of veterinary clinical education and equine gastroenterology research. He leads the team that developed a novel model of veterinary clinical education based upon workplace-based learning in partner practices. The school was successful in achieving RCVS accreditation in 2019. Formerly an RCVS-recognised specialist in equine gastroenterology, he has extensive clinical experience of the diagnosis and surgical management of equine colic. His current research uses ‘omics technologies to better understand the equine intestinal microbiome in health and disease.

Council Member category

  • Appointed: University of Surrey, 2021 - 2025

Committee membership

  • Cert AVP Sub-Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Registration Committee
  • Recognised Veterinary Practice Sub-Committee

Declaration of interests


  • Director: Veterinary Schools Council

Relevant financial interests, eg shareholdings, bonds and derivatives

  • None


  • SRUC

Appointments to other bodies

  • Member, Horserace Betting Levy Board, Veterinary Advisory Committee

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • Vice-President, Consortium on Workplace-Based Education and Learning (COWBEL)
  • Scientific Steering Board, One Health European Joint Project


  • Head of School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey. September 2013 - present
  • Professor of Equine Studies, University of Liverpool. May 2005 – July 2013
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Equine Soft-Tissue Surgery, University of Liverpool. September 1996 – April 2005

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • None

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

  • Wife is a veterinary surgeon employed by Linnaeus Group.

Other relevant information

  • None