Dr Jolyon Martin is one of the founders of PetMedix, a Cambridge-based start-up taking the cutting edge of human medical science and using it to develop species-specific antibody therapies for dogs and cats. His PhD research underpins the company’s technology, and he has presented his findings in the UK, USA, and China.
Head Veterinary Officer Simplyhealth Professionals, Past President of the British Veterinary Association – Having dropped a grade in my Maths A Level I nearly didn’t get into Vet School but, thanks to the University of Liverpool, I graduated in 2002. An inability to say no and always looking for new things has meant I have had a portfolio career, spending most of my time in various types of small animal clinical work, as well as management and consultancy. I completed a Graduate Diploma in Law in 2009/10 and was President of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons in 2012.
Founder OurPetsHealth.com – I am a small animal vet working on the other side of the world in New Zealand. I graduated from Bristol in 2006 and after three years in mixed practice set off on a world tour that ended up stopping in NZ, where I have been ever since apart from a two-year stint in a busy companion practice on England’s south coast.
In 2010 I set up The Webinar Vet to make it easier for me and other vets to do their veterinary CPD. In those days nobody knew what a webinar was in the veterinary profession. Now it is one of the most common ways that vets and vet nurses learn.
An interview with StreetVet co-founder Sam Joseph giving his thoughts on how vets can be innovators.