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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. 

VN Council Member category

Member appointed from RCVS 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



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  • Member of BSAVA



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