MA VetMB MRCVS
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Richard qualified from Queens College, Cambridge in 1983, and joined the farm division of St David’s Vet Group. In 1988 he became a partner, and in 1997 he formed The St David’s Farm and Equine Practice.
Richard and Alan Beynon are the founding members of the St David’s Poultry Team, developing the practice into one of the largest poultry practices in the UK. Richard has extensive experience in many areas of poultry medicine and production but he has a particular interest in the Broiler and Layer Industry. He currently cares for over 200 million birds in the broiler sector and a large sector of the UK Layer Industry. Eight years ago Richard was the driving force in developing a veterinary practice for the poultry industry in Ireland and from a zero base he is now responsible for 2/3rd of the broilers in Eire, as well as Layers and Game Birds.
Richard is also the founder of Applied Bacterial Control Ltd and PrognostiX Ltd, works as a consultant on a global basis and is also a member of BIAC Expert Opinion Division.
He has been at the forefront of establishing bespoke Veterinary Health Plans created from farm visits which are tailored to individual farm needs rather than taking a blanket corporate approach. He is also an active member of the European Poultry Veterinary Study group which provides him and his peers with a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and experience from each other.