VET19 has attracted speakers from across the globe, and we are proud to have them be a part of the conference

The conference organising group has collated a stimulating, informative and educational programme delivered by highly regarded experts in the field. Confirmed speakers are listed below:

More speakers will be announced soon, as well as a full and exciting programme.

Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Professor Trish Greenhalgh

Trish Greenhalgh is Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences and Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford. She studied Medical, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge and Clinical Medicine at Oxford before training first as a diabetologist and later as an academic general practitioner. She has a doctorate in diabetes care and an MBA in Higher Education Management. She now leads a programme of research at the interface between the social sciences and medicine, working across primary and secondary care.

Her work seeks to celebrate and retain the traditional and the humanistic aspects of medicine and healthcare while also embracing the unparalleled opportunities of contemporary science and technology to improve health outcomes and relieve suffering. Three particular interests are the health needs and illness narratives of minority and disadvantaged groups; the introduction of technology-based innovations in healthcare; and the complex links (philosophical and empirical) between research, policy and practice.

Trish is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed publications and 16 textbooks.  She was awarded the OBE for Services to Medicine by Her Majesty the Queen in 2001 and made a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in 2014. She is also a Fellow of the UK Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of General Practitioners and Faculty of Public Health.

Head of Veterinary Education, University of Surrey (Editor in Chief, Veterinary Evidence)

Professor Peter Cockcroft

Biography coming soon.

Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice, Vet Partners

Dr Rachel Dean

Biography coming soon.

RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedics, ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists

Mark Morton

Biography coming soon.

Chair, inFOCUS

Sally Everitt

Sally Everitt qualified from Bristol University in 1981 and has spent most of her career working in first opinion small animal practice. Having completed a Masters looking at  clinical audit in veterinary practice she went on to study for a PhD on clinical decision making in veterinary practice. She then joined the British Small Animal Veterinary Association where she worked for 6 years where she provided support to the BSAVA Officers, volunteers, staff and members, on a wide range of scientific and policy issues relevant to small animal veterinary practice. She left BSAVA in 2017 and is back working part time in practice leaving her time to get involved in projects that interest her and walking her dog “Noodle” in the Wye valley.

Doctoral Researcher, Birmingham Law School

Dr Carol Gray

After qualifying as a veterinary surgeon, I spent 15 years in clinical practice. I then moved into academia, lecturing at Liverpool vet school for 13 years. I completed a part-time Masters in Medical Ethics and Law while at Liverpool, and decided to develop my dissertation topic on informed consent into a full-time doctorate.

Vice Chair, RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Panel

Pam Mosedale

Pam qualified from the RVC in 1979 and worked in mixed practice for the first part of her career, then was a partner in a small animal hospital for 17 years.

She was a Practice Standards Inspector from the beginning of the BSAVA practice standards scheme and continued with the RCVS scheme, becoming Senior Inspector before moving on to become an independent veterinary investigator.

Pam has been appointed Acting Lead Assessor and Veterinary Advisor since April 2015. She has been involved in Assessor training and is very keen on consistency of assessment visits.

She has been a member of BSAVA committees and, as a BSAVA representative on the Practice Standards Group for the last few years, she is always keen to encourage feedback from members.

Pam is editor of the BSAVA Guide to the Use of Veterinary Medicines , an SQP assessor for AMTRA and still does some locum work in her spare time.

She lives in the Peak district with her husband and teenage son, and two very badly behaved dogs!

Chair RCVS Ethics Panel

David Morton

David is a veterinarian who qualified in 1965 from Bristol.  Authored more than 250 publications and an ethics reviewer for several scientific journals, for the European Commission and the European Research Council.  David review research that involves humans and animals in the UK and the EU.  He is a Past-President of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine, Past President of the Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association, Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association.  Made a CBE for my contributions and work in animal welfare and ethics in the veterinary profession.


Lizzie Lockett

Lizzie joined the RCVS in February 2005 as Head of Communications, bringing with her 13 years’ experience working in marketing communications both in the UK and across Europe. She later became RCVS Director of Strategic Communications.

In autumn 2014, Lizzie set up the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI), to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of members of the veterinary team.

Lizzie took up the role of Acting CEO in September 2017 and was appointed CEO in November 2017.

Lizzie is an Accredited PR Practitioner with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and holds a degree in English from St John’s College, Oxford.

Clinical Director, Vets Now. President, RCVS

Amanda Boag

Amanda graduated from Cambridge University in 1998. She then undertook two consecutive small animal internships first at the Royal Veterinary College, London and then at the University of Pennsylvania.

She returned to the RVC to do a residency and remained as a Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care from 2003-2008.

During that time she was very involved with running of both the referral and first opinion emergency service as well as teaching on veterinary undergraduate, postgraduate and veterinary nursing programmes.

Amanda is Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care.

In September 2008, she took up the post of Clinical Director at Vets Now where she has a wide ranging role overseeing clinical and professional standards within the business.

She has published many peer reviewed articles and book chapters and is Co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Emergency and Critical Care.

Amanda acts as a consultant for Pet Blood Bank and was President of the European Society of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (EVECCS) from 2011-2014. She was Founding President of the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECVECC) from 2014-2018 and is currently Past-President of that organisation. She is a board member of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation representing ECVECC. She was a Founding Trustee of the British College of Veterinary Specialists(BCVSp) from 2014-2018.

Group Medical Quality Manager, AniCura

Ulrika Grönlund

DVM, PhD and associate professor in infection control, Ulrika is a vet expert in infection control, antimicrobial resistance and treatments. Ulrika is also responsible for a medical quality programme focusing on patient safety.

PDSA Nottingham Team Lead vet and independent consultant

Zoe Belshaw

Zoe is an RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in small animal medicine. She has worked in general, charity and referral practices, and has taught at Cambridge and Nottingham vet schools. In 2017 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Nottingham for research conducted at the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine which looked at how vets and owners make decisions about dogs with osteoarthritis. She now combines charity medicine at the PDSA with research and consultancy work, editing the Veterinary Record’s “What Is Your Client Thinking?” series and membership of the RCVS Ethical Review Panel.