Qualifying as a veterinary surgeon in 1991, Richard Hammond has a broad experience across clinical, academic and commercial sectors having previously been a specialist in the area of veterinary anaesthesia and an academic clinician. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in applied biology in 1987, a degree in veterinary medicine in 1991, a PhD in 1999 in the area of biochemical pharmacology and a master’s in medical education in 2012. He holds both Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and European Diplomas in Veterinary Anaesthesia. As well as having experience of clinical general veterinary practice, Richard has worked as part of the commercial operation of a major pharmaceutical company. Richard was part of the management team that set up the veterinary school at the University of Nottingham where he was also Head of Teaching and Learning. In 2014, Richard took up position as CEO of Langford Vets and in 2016 Richard took up post as Head of School for a fixed term of four years.
In 2020 Richard was awarded a fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contributions to the profession.