Catherine Oxtoby
Catherine Oxtoby
Veterinary Risk Manager
Veterinary Defence Society

Catherine qualified from Bristol Vet School in 2000 and worked as a small animal and equine vet in the South West for 13 years. Catherine completed a PhD in July 2017, investigating the causes and types of errors in veterinary practice, the effect of organizational culture and the adaptation of an interprofessional teamwork training programme for use in veterinary practice. Catherine now works for the Veterinary Defence Society as a Veterinary Risk Manager, implementing human factors principles to help veterinary professionals mitigate errors and improve patient outcomes through the use of VetSafe.

Qualifications: BVSc PhD MRCVS