CVS Group congratulates colleagues joining the RCVS Fellowship

30th July 2020

CVS Group is delighted to announce that Melanie Dobromylskyj of CVS Laboratories, Imogen Johns of B&W Equine Vets and Nicolas Granger of Highcroft Referrals have been awarded Fellow status by the RCVS.

The aim of the fellowship is to ‘advance veterinary standards by providing a resource of independent knowledge to benefit the veterinary profession and the public at large’.

Fellows will have not only demonstrated prowess in their particular field but have consistently displayed commitment to using their experience and knowledge to enhance the profession.

Richard Fairman, CVS Group CEO, commented: “It is wonderful to see colleagues in CVS recognised at the highest level by RCVS. The award of Fellowship does not come easily and requires sustained effort with contributions to one of ‘clinical practice’, ‘knowledge’ or ‘the profession’ and I am very pleased that Melanie, Imogen and Nicolas have been able to achieve this from within our company. At CVS, we are proud that our vets can contribute to the RCVS Fellowship in its mission to promote scientific excellence, to further professional skills, and to stimulate public discourse regarding the importance of veterinary medicine and science.”

Melanie Dobromylskyj, RCVS Fellowship PortraitMelanie Dobromylskyj, CVS Laboratories
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Pathology (Small Domestic Animals)

I feel so very honoured to have been accepted as Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, by Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice, and to have had my contributions to the field of pathology recognised by my profession, in particular to the area of feline pathology.

In the 15 years since my graduation, about half of which have been based with CVS Laboratories, I have gone from a vet torn between research, laboratory work and feline medicine, through an alternative track residency at CVS Laboratories to a specialist, and hopefully one that does not re-enforce the stereotypical impressions of pathologists.


Nicolas Granger, RCVS Fellowship Portrait

Nicolas Granger, Highcroft Referrals
European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology (Small Animals)

Fellows of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons can form a live force able to provide expertise in a wide range of scientific fields. In my case, it might help to disseminate the findings of my research in neuroscience, largely centred around spinal cord injury, making these more visible and contributing to sharing knowledge.

I would like to promote a model where being a veterinary specialist (neurologist / neurosurgeon in this instance) is compatible with running impactful translational medical research. I hope that this can inspire the next generation of veterinary surgeons to engage in clinical research.


Imogen Johns, RCVS Fellowship PortraitImogen Johns, B & W Equine Vets
RCVS Specialist in Equine Medicine (Int Med) and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

I graduated from the University of Sydney and completed a rotating internship in private practice in Australia. After that I decided to specialise in equine internal medicine and completed a residency at the University of Pennsylvania. I stayed on there as a lecturer for a further four years after becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

In 2007 I moved to the UK and took up a position at the Royal Veterinary College where I spent almost 10 years as a lecturer and then Senior lecturer. In 2017 I moved to B & W Equine Vets in Gloucestershire.

During my career I have been passionate about looking after my patients to the best of my ability, and helping others learn how to do the same. The RCVS Fellowship was awarded for ‘meritorious contribution to clinical practice’ and highlighted my contribution to CPD both in the UK and internationally.