Mark Smith BVM&S CertVR CertSAS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Owner
I became a vet quite simply because I love animals. After five years at the Edinburgh Vet School I graduated in 1990 and joined a mixed veterinary practice for four years dealing with cats, dogs, horses and farm animals. During in this time I gained certification in Radiology. In 1994 I took up a position as resident in a Small Animal Surgery at Glasgow Vet School for two years and gained certification in Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery in cats and dogs.
In 1996 I returned to work in practice at a large vets in Leicester and for the last ten years have been the lead referral surgeon in their hospital, accepting referrals from within the practice and from other vets in Leicestershire and the Midlands.
Outside work my interests include walking my dog Sam, spending time with my family and astronomy and astrophysics. Worried that with age my brain might give up the ghost I started a degree in astrophysics from the Open University and graduated in 2009.
I am excited to become a Joint Venture Partner because it gives me a chance to be my own boss and set the standards of care that I would expect for my own dog Sam, a 7 and a half year old black Labrador.