Peter Forsythe BVM&S DVD MRCVS spent 14 years in general practice before specialising in veterinary dermatology. He founded the Dermatology Referral Service in 2001. He is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology and an Honorary Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology at Glasgow University Veterinary School. Peter has special interests in ear disease and bacterial skin disease. Peter is co-author of a textbook in veterinary dermatology. He is a member of the British College of Veterinary Specialists.
Hilary Jackson ARPS BVM&S DVD DipACVD DipECVD MRCVS joined the Dermatology Referral Service in March 2006. For the 10 years prior to that she held the post of Associate Professor of Veterinary Dermatology at North Carolina State Veterinary School, a worldwide centre of excellence for the study of skin diseases of animals. She is recognised as a Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology by both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Dermatology and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Hilary has a particular interest in allergic diseases and she is a serving member of the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals.
Victoria (Tori) Robinson BVM&S BSc(Hons) Cert AVP(VD) MRCVS qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, in 2008. After several years in general practice, she completed a rotating internship at The University of Liverpool. Tori gained her CertAVP(Veterinary Dermatology) before returning to the University of Edinburgh as a junior clinician in dermatology. After a year at Rutland House Referrals in St Helens she joined the Dermatology Referral Service and has now completed a 3 year residency training program. Outside of work Tori enjoys running, walking and socialising with friends.
Jackie Lamb RVN is our practice manager at the Dermatology Referral Service. She is also a trained veterinary nurse and helps out with nursing duties on busy days. She joined the practice in February 2005 and has a wealth of experience in the day to day running of the practice as well as the investigation and treatment of skin disease in animals.
Wendy Scott RVN started working at the Dermatology Referral Service in June 2019 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in May 2005. Prior to this she spent 17 years working in various roles in a veterinary hospital. She enjoys all aspects of working in Dermatology and every day is a school day, her favourite procedures are ear flushes and skin testing although she finds all procedures are incredibly interesting. In her spare time she likes to walk her dogs and volunteer for a cat charity. She is also very interested and knowledgeable about animal behaviour. All the patients that she works with are treated as if they were her own four- legged family members.
Alison Wray joined us in July 2019. She works on reception and is the first point of contact for clients and vets wishing to get in touch with us. She has many years administrative experience and is a indispensable part of the team. She is enjoying expanding her veterinary knowledge and getting to know our clients and their owners.
Claire McDermott is our veterinary nursing assistant and has various roles within the practice. She particularly enjoys meeting and looking after the pets under our care. When she is not working she spends time with her own dog, Holly and hits the gym when she can