Professor Dick White
BVetMed PhD DSAS DVR DipACVS DipECVS FRCVS
Dick White is an internationally renowned specialist in soft tissue surgery and surgical oncology; he is one of the founding fathers of the European College of Veterinary Specialists and a Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has special interests in airway and ENT surgery, oncologic surgery, wound management and reconstructive surgery.
Following an Internship at the RVC, he joined Cambridge University where he spent his academic career, obtaining his PhD in radiation oncology in 1980. Dick has been a Visiting Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Tennessee, USA and is a Special Professor of Veterinary Surgery at the University of Nottingham Veterinary School.
In 2003, he founded Dick White Referrals, a specialist-led veterinary referral centre in Cambridgeshire. The practice started with just three members of staff and now employs some fifty specialists and over 330 colleagues providing specialist referral services in eleven different disciplines.
Dick has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and has held a wide variety of academic and professional administrative appointments. He has received numerous national and international awards in recognition of his services to the veterinary profession, including The Nieberle-Plakette (LTK, Baden-Württemburg, Germany), Membro de Honor (Consejo Cientifico Veterinario, Cuba) and The Richard-Völker-Medal (DGK-DVG, Germany).
In 2020, Dick co-founded Veterinary Specialists Scotland.