Our Leadership Team

Matthew C. Dobbs

Global Chief Medical Officer

After qualifying from the Royal School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, Matt started life in companion and livestock veterinary practice in rural Dorset (UK) In 1999 he returned to academia to continue his career, and held positions at the University of Sydney, US Davies in California, and at the Royal Veterinary College in London, where he was appointed lecturer and Senior Clinician.

After completing a RCVS Certificate, Matt returned to clinical practice, setting up his own veterinary businesses. With 37 clinics the group become the UK’s largest veterinary business in their sector, before managing a successful exit to Private Equity in 2018. His network of businesses included laboratories, digital animal health, first opinion and referral veterinary clinics.

Matt’s passion is innovative veterinary care, and he has received a number of awards for developing new and novel ways of ensuring the highest standards in animal care, including a Nuffield Scholarship and the Queens Award for Voluntary Services. He is an RCVS Advanced practitioner, a qualified lawyer and a trustee of the British Veterinary Association’s Charitable arm, The Animal Welfare Foundation.

His main Executive role is as the Global Chief Medical Officer for Destination Pet, assisting with ensuring the group achieves the highest clinical standards, supporting the development of the Destination Pet digital strategy and helping to create the European development of the business.

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