Rachel Dean

Rachel Dean

Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice

After qualifying as a vet in 1996, I gained diverse clinical experience and spent significant time in teaching and research.

I was a founding director of the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham, where I was also Associate Professor of Feline Medicine. I was founding President of the Association of Charity Vets and I’m Editor-in-Chief of the BSAVA’s Manual of Shelter Medicine. I’ve authored scientific papers, clinical articles and chapters for text books.

I hold a Masters in evidence-based medicine, a PhD in epidemiology, a Diploma in feline medicine, and I am a senior fellow of the HEA.

With two young sons, I spend a lot of time covered in mud, playing football and building LEGO Super Heroes. I love live music and like to run (slowly), read books and I’m never happier than when in the company of good friends.

As Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice, my focus at VetPartners is leading the Clinical Board and Learning & Development teams. I help colleagues provide outstanding care in a supportive environment so our practices are a great place to work and animals receive the best care possible.