Some of the people behind Cert VN ECC

Our friendly and approachable education centre team are here to help and advise you throughout your course. We are also here to ensure that educational procedures and the requirements of accreditation are met.

Senior examiner: Andrew Brown
Recognised Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care

Andrew qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2002. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2006 after a residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and then moved to Michigan State University as Assistant Professor in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. Andrew returned to the UK to work at the Vets Now Emergency and Specialty Hospital in Glasgow. He is now a Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care at the R(D)SVS. He is also an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care and a founding diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Lead tutor and verifier: Laura Kidd BVMS MRCVS FHEA PGCert TQFE

Laura is clinical development adviser for the Cert VN ECC having started as a tutor for the course in 2011. Laura has been instrumental in the development of our successful webinar support programme. She is also responsible for updating and developing our course materials and training resources; tutor support and moderation; exam marking and invigilation. Laura has worked in small animal practice for many years, as well as teaching on the VN programme at SRUC, previously Edinburgh (Telford) College.

Head of Centre & Course Operations Manager: Clare Maddy

Clare has worked with Vets Now since 2007, joining the Training team in 2008. Involved in the development and delivery of the Cert VN ECC since its inception in 2009, as student liaison officer and now in her current role as course operations manager, Clare has responsibility for student and tutor support, City & Guilds centre accreditation and exam coordination.  Contact Clare via email or phone 01383 628721.


Course Administrator: Linda Grant

Contact Linda with any course enquiries by email or phone on 01383 627624

Contact details

Vets Now Ltd, Penguin House, Castle Riggs, Dunfermline, KY11 8SG.
Telephone: 01383 628721 Fax: 01383 808656