BHS Scotland are delighted to welcome Professor Derek Knottenbelt as our new Vice Chairman. We are privileged to gain such an experienced and well-known expert for our committee and are looking forward to working with him.
Derek Knottenbelt qualified from Edinburgh University in 1970 and after a period in research, spent 12 years in private practice. During this time he developed a keen interest in equine medicine and in 1985 he joined the academic world.
He moved to Liverpool in 1989 and has since become Professor in Equine Internal Medicine. He has published widely in the scientific and lay press and is the author of 10 recognised textbooks.
Professor Knottenbelt has received international awards for his welfare work, his science and in 2005 was honoured with an OBE by the Queen for services to the horse. He is involved with national and international equine welfare and other charities.
His main professional interests are in oncology, dermatology, ophthalmology and wound management.