Paul Higgs, Highcroft ReferralsFollowing graduation from the University of Cambridge in 2006 Paul returned to his home territory of South West England where he worked as a first opinion vet briefly in large animal work and then for four years in a busy small animal practice in Frome, Somerset.

Having developed a passion for the challenging cases he was lucky enough to be awarded a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Bristol and became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2014. He joined Highcroft Referrals in 2018 as joint Clinical Director and is now Chief Veterinary Officer for CVS. As Chief Veterinary Officer, he oversees all clinical quality improvement work in farm, equine and small animal, first opinion and referral divisions to provide the best clinical care to animals – as well as acting as clinical lead on responses to national and individual patient issues.

Paul is highly focused on supporting the development of the profession and chaired the Congress Programme Committee at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association from 2020-2023.

His key passion is acute medicine, managing cases with urgent and significant illnesses; in particular immune-mediated diseases.