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Dr Andrew Butterworth


BVSc Veterinary Science
BVSc Gateway to Veterinary Science
MSc Global Wildlife Health and Conservation

After graduation, Andrew was a practitioner in mixed veterinary practice in Scotland (3 man rural farm practice, 1992 - 1994) and in Berkshire (16 man mixed and equine practice, 1994 - 1998). He carried out farm animal and companion animal clinical work, (and in practice in Scotland - wildlife clinical work related to birds and marine mammals). In Scotland he was an OVS (Official Veterinary Surgeon) carrying out statutory disease work and meat hygiene duties. He came to Langford from veterinary practice to carry out production, pathology and welfare research in the Division of Farm Animal Science, and has remained there.

Andrew has researched, and published on poultry production disease and pathology, cattle disease, and assessment methods in pigs, cattle, poultry and wild animals. He teaches on all of the courses currently offered at Langford and enjoys teaching and student contact. He is recognised at a national and international level for work on animal production, animal ethical and animal use and abuse issues, and animal welfare assessment systems. He contributes to government committees, international meetings, collaborative international research, work on standards and international legislation in animal production and also provide training in the UK, Europe and Internationally in areas of animal welfare during production and animal use.


BSc                  Zoology (First Class Hons) (13/6/1986), University of Bristol

BVSc                Veterinary Science (2/10/1992), University of Bristol Vet School

PhD                 Poultry pathology (9/5/2002) University of Bristol Vet School

CertWel           Certificate in Animal Welfare Science, Law and Ethics (3/8/2001),

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

MRCVS            Member Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (2/10/1992)

CBiol, MIBiol   Member of the Institute of Biology (5/12/2001)

FLS                 Fellow, Linnean Society (1/5/2011)

DipECAWBM      Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Medicine: speciality Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

OVS                 Official Veterinary Surgeon, Meat Hygiene Service  (19/7/1992)

UKAS               United Kingdom Accreditation Service, Technical Expert (animal production systems) to BS:EN45011 (5/12/2002)