Present positions: MD Veterinary Consultancy Ltd.  Chartered Director  and Fellow of the Institute of Directors .

Key areas of expertise:

  • Preventative medicine
  • Control of Infectious disease such as BVD, Johnes, Respiratory and Mastitis pathogens
  • Pharmaceutical industry liaison and engagement
  • Farmer engagement and knowledge exchange
  • Governance and Compliance within the Veterinary Sector 
  • Advisory capacity to the Legal Profession and Stakeholders within the Veterinary Sector

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.

Colin is an independent 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. Providing second opinions to Veterinarians and Farm owners, specialising in herd health, production and Nutrition
  4. Expert opinion to the legal sector relating to issues within the Veterinary Industry

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 2001 Mr Lindsay was awarded “PetPlan Vet of the year” , 2013, Mr Lindsay received the Cream Award – “UK Dairy Vet of the Year.”

In June 2020 Colin became a Diplomate and Fellow of the Institute of Directors . Specialising  in ;

  1. Governance and Compliance
  2. Strategic implementation

The critical appraisal skills taught by the IOD and a clear understanding of the legal obligations of veterinary Surgeons and company directors has placed  Colin in a unique a position to critically appraise claims of potential veterinary negligence or mis-selling