Theme: J Kevin Kealy memorial lecture: “Past, present and future of veterinary diagnostic imaging”  

Mike Herrtage graduated from the Liverpool University. He is now Emeritus Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a Life Fellow of St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge.  He was a former Dean of the Cambridge Veterinary School and was in charge of the small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging services at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital.  His clinical interests include all aspects of small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging, but he has a particular interest in endocrine and metabolic disorders.

He was awarded the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (B.S.A.V.A.) Woodrow Award in 1986 for outstanding contributions in the field of small animal veterinary medicine and the B.S.A.V.A. Blaine Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal medicine in 2000. In 2014, he was awarded the World Small Animal Veterinary Association International Award for Scientific Achievement for outstanding contributions by a veterinarian, who has had a significant impact on the advancement of knowledge concerning the cause, detection, cure and/or control of disorders of companion animals. In 2016, he received the Kennel Club International Canine Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a career dedicated to improving canine health and welfare. He was voted Webinar Vet Speaker of the Year in 2015 and 2016 at the Annual Webinar Vet Veterinary Trust Awards. In 2019, he was awarded the B.S.A.V.A Bourgelat Award for really outstanding international contributions to the fields of small animal practice or science in their widest context by a qualified veterinarian and in 2021, he was awarded the Dalrymple-Champneys Cup and Medal by the British Veterinary Association for outstanding services to the advancement of veterinary medicine and science. In 2022, he was awarded the Queen’s Medal by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, which is the highest honour that the RCVS can bestow on an individual veterinary surgeon in recognition of someone who has achieved a highly distinguished career with sustained and outstanding achievements throughout.

He has been President of the British Veterinary Radiology Association, President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, President of the European Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine and was the first President of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation.  He is a Diplomate of both the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and was President of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He was awarded the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation Award In 2018, for ‘outstanding contributions to the course of Veterinary Specialisation in Europe’.

He has spoken at many national and international meetings and has published over 200 articles in refereed journals.