staff member

Paul Higgs

Chief Veterinary Officer

Paul is an RCVS recognised and EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine; becoming a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2014.  Paul joined CVS in 2018 and, prior to his current role, was Clinical Director at Highcroft Referrals Hospital in Bristol, where he still practices.  Paul is highly focused on supporting the development of the profession and chaired the Congress Programme Committee at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association between 2020-2023.

As Chief Veterinary Officer, Paul oversees all clinical quality improvement work in farm, equine and small animal, first opinion and referral divisions to provide the best clinical care to animals as well as acting as clinical lead on responses to national and individual patient issues.

Paul’s role is also focused on supporting and building external relations with the wider veterinary profession and liaising with the RCVS.   As part of the Company’s aim to further veterinary science and standards of clinical practice, Paul leads the CVS research awards, providing support to universities and internal beneficiaries undertaking clinical research.