Richard Casey | Junior Vice-President 2019-20

Before joining the veterinary world seven years ago I spent a number of years working in HR and people development for a variety of companies like First Choice Holidays, Amazon and T-Mobile. However pets and working with others have always been two great passions of mine so when the opportunity came to combine them I jumped at the chance and joined PDSA in 2011. Since then I’ve had the great privilege of working on a number of operational and people projects; before joining Blue Cross in 2016 as Clinical Development Manager. Here I oversee the development of veterinary services and manage our partnerships with private veterinary practices. A particular interest and focus for me is to improve the way we interact and work with our clients, ultimately influencing them to do something different for the benefit of their pets welfare.

From my time in the charity sector and on a personal note I’ve seen first-hand the benefits pet ownership can bring to people and the loyalty provided in return. Over my time on the VMG board I hope to raise awareness of the social and economic issues facing pet owners today and the ways in which we as a profession can support those who are facing difficult times.