About

Present positions: MD Veterinary Consultancy Ltd, Senior Clinician Capontree Vets, Cumbria

Key areas of expertise:

  • Preventative medicine
  • Control of Infectious disease such as BVD, Johnes, Respiratory and Mastitis pathogens
  • Pharmaceutical industry liaison and engagement
  • Beef and Dairy production systems
  • Farmer engagement and knowledge exchange

Professional Profile

Colin qualified from Edinburgh University in 1989 and since then he has been a practicing clinical veterinarian with over 28 years experience in production animal health and welfare and product research and development.

Currently, Colin holds a dual role, working on a part-time basis as a Senior Clinician at CaponTree Vets; this has allowed Colin to develop his interests as an independent consultant, providing the following services:

  1. Working with industry in the development of new vaccine technologies
  2. Reviewing and reducing antimicrobial usage on commercial farming enterprises
  3. Consulting with National Bodies on Antimicrobial reduction and new Technologies
  4. Providing second opinions to Veterinarians and Farm owners, specialising in health, production and Nutrition
  5. Developing bespoke vaccine protocols for farming enterprises
  6. Developing new diagnostic techniques to aid in the identification and control of infectious diseases on UK farms

In his consultancy role, he liaises with the pharmaceutical and other stakeholders within the industry on product development; provides second opinion consultations on problem farms both in the UK and EU; and makes presentations to numerous veterinary and farming groups throughout the EU. He is closely involved with veterinary education, including acting as course tutors on New Graduate Medicines Training Program, Promoting Best Practice and the BCVA Advanced Course Herd Management for the Housed Herd.

From 2008-2010, he was the Chair of the BCVA Medicines Group. This involved commenting on numerous UK and European consultation documents and initiatives. He also initiated an education initiative for members into good dispensing practice and off-label use of medicines. In 2013, Mr Lindsay received the Cream Award – UK Dairy Vet of the Year.