Langford Vets' Chief Executive appointed University of Bristol Head of the School of Veterinary Sciences

Richard Hammond, Chief Executive of Langford Vets, appointed University of Bristol Head of the School of Veterinary Sciences

Professor Richard Hammond, who became Chief Executive of Langford Veterinary Services in May 2015, has been appointed by University of Bristol as Head of the School of Veterinary Sciences.

From 1 August 2016, Professor Hammond will combine the Head of School role with his current position of Chief Executive of Langford Vets.

About his new appointment, Professor Hammond said: "Wearing these two hats will enable me to bring together the senior leadership of the academic school with the clinical and commercial services at the site in Langford. I'll be in a unique position and I'm sure the viewpoint this will provide will be of mutual benefit to both organisations over the four-year term that I'll be in post as Head of School."

Professor John Iredale, Pro Vice Chancellor: Health, University of Bristol, said: "Under Professor Joanna Price's leadership over the last seven years, the School has undergone a transformational change and is in a very strong position to take advantage of emerging opportunities in research, teaching, and clinical service delivery. I look forward to seeing those opportunities begin to be realised under Richard's leadership in the coming years."

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A new position within Langford Vets has been created for a Clinical Operations Manager to take day-to-day responsibility for the management of clinical and service operations. This is a fixed-term contract to cover Professor Hammond's four-year term as Head of School.

Langford Veterinary Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Bristol.