staff member

Graham Dodds

BVM&S MSc(Res) MRCVS - Director of Veterinary Innovation

The most dangerous phrase in the language is “we’ve always done it this way.” … Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
As our Director of Veterinary Innovation, Graham’s mission is to ensure that CVS maintains its position as most innovative provider of veterinary services in the UK.
Graham, a veterinary surgeon and former Director of Operations for both our Referral and Equine Divisions, believe: “The growth and sustainability of our group relies heavily on our ability to be innovative. We must be receptive to new ideas and technologies, while constantly challenging the way we do things. I believe that the same old thinking produces the same old results and while there is comfort in routine, there is seldom progress.
“Disruptive innovation is both a risk and an opportunity for our organisation, our people and our patients. My main objectives are to capitalise on the opportunity and manage the risk. The expectations of the veterinary profession are constantly evolving and we must align ourselves with them while maintaining a positive and inspiring place of work.”
Graham qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2006, where he also earned a Master of Science for his research into viral genetics. Following six years as a full-time general practitioner, he gradually turned to developing and running first opinion veterinary practices, before moving into CVS Referrals as their Operations Director and then CVS Equine as Director of Operations. Outside of work, Graham enjoys motorsport and music and is a professional magician. He has a Border Terrier called Campbell and lives in borders of Scotland.