Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Head of Small Animal Orthopaedics,
Royal Veterinary College
Richard Meeson is Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College. He graduated from Cambridge University in 2007, became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2012, holds RCVS recognised specialist status and was elected Fellow of the RCVS in 2020 for his contributions to clinical practice. Richard enjoys traumatology and joint surgery, and has research interests in regenerative medicine and advanced imaging of osteoarthritis. Richard was the Scientific Chair for the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association (BVOA) from 2015-2022, and has been an associate editor for BMC Veterinary Research and The Veterinary Record. He has a PhD in stem cell biology/regenerative medicine from the internationally renowned Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, UCL (Stanmore, London), and runs a stem cell clinic at the RVC. He lectures nationally and internationally and is involved in training surgical residents and veterinary undergraduates. Richard has published extensively on a variety of topics relating to veterinary orthopaedics.