Mark’s family moved to the Horsham area when he was 4 years of age and he completed his Secondary School and Sixth Form education at the Weald School in Billingshurst before undertaking the 5 year degree course in Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol from 1992 to 1997.
He has been in practice for 22 years from 1997 to 2010 at Farthings Veterinary Group in Horsham, with a brief spell away in 2002 and was Clinical Director from 2006 to 2010. He was working in Brighton’s emergency 24/7 treatment centre Vetcall at Coastway Veterinary Group where he finished in February 2011. He then became a founding partner of Maltman Cosham Veterinary Clinic with Josie Cosham in March 2011. He gained the RCVS Certificates in Small Animal Medicine and Veterinary Cardiology in 2001 and 2004 respectively, becoming an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine in 2015. He has since acted as an adviser for these Certificates and a Supervisor for the BVNA Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Medicine). He is now studying for the BSAVA Certificate in Small Animal Surgery to lead to dual accreditation as a RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery as well as Small Animal Medicine.
In 2020, Mark was awarded Fellowship of the RCVS for Meritorious Contribution to Clinical Practice (MCCP).
Mark was the Treasurer of the BSAVA affiliated Small Animal Medicine Society from 2008 to 2012. Mark regularly contributes to the journals: UK Vet, Veterinary Nursing Times and Veterinary Nursing Journal, whilst acting as a peer-reviewer for the Journal of Small Animal Practice and UK Vet. He wrote a guest editorial for the Journal of Small Animal Practice discussing the role of the General Practitioner in Veterinary Medicine.
Mark has been an External Examiner for Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and Royal Veterinary College. He has also written chapters in the new BSAVA Manual of Canine Practice on “Cardiorespiratory Disease’ and “Acute Collapse”. More recently he has acted as an expert witness for the RCVS in various disciplinary cases.
Out of work he enjoys running, having completed the 2008, 2010 and 2013 London Marathons as well as golf, squash and biking.
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