The CVS Equine division includes seven hospitals with more than 50 sites offering equine work. 

These include some of the country’s leading multi-disciplinary referrals hospitals, specialist equine-only practices and mixed practices with an equine caseload led by Graham Dodds Equine Division Director of Operations and Tim Mair Equine Veterinary Director with the support of a CVS Equine Strategy team. 

Graham Dodds.

Director of Operations – Equine Division

Graham Dodds

Graham was appointed Equine Operations Director in January 2018 and is responsible for the growth and development of the Equine Division within CVS.

Graham qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2006 from the University of Edinburgh. He also has an MSc in Research from the same institution.

Following six years as a full-time clinician, he gradually turned to developing and running first opinion veterinary practices, before moving into CVS Referrals as the Operations Director.


Equine Veterinary Director 

Tim Mair.

Tim Mair 

Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Equine Surgery (Soft Tissue)

Tim graduated from the University of Bristol in 1980. He obtained a PhD in 1986 and then stayed at Bristol as a Wellcome Trust Lecturer in Equine Medicine.

He has obtained diplomas and is a recognised specialist of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in both Equine Internal Medicine and Equine Soft Tissue Surgery, and is a founding diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. He became an Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2011.

Tim has been editor of Equine Veterinary Education since 1996. He has an interest in clinical research (currently concentrating on MRI, colic, neoplasia and clinical audit), and has published widely in the professional veterinary literature (with over 150 peer-reviewed veterinary articles).

He has acted as external examiner for veterinary undergraduates at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and University of Bristol, and in 2007 became a Visiting Professor at the RVC. A council member of the British Equine Veterinary Association and serves on several RCVS committees/sub-committees.

Tim leads the hospital services at Bell Equine and has special interests in equine medicine, colic, soft tissue surgery and MRI.

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