Veterinary Expert Witness
Veterinary Expert Witness

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor of Veterinary Science BVSc.  Liverpool University.

Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.   MRCVS.  

Master of Veterinary Science.  MVSc.   (Veterinary Genetics).The Inheritance of Coat Colour.

Expert Witness, Accredited as a Member of the Academy of Experts (Grays Inn Square, London).   MAE. 2000.

RCVS. Certificate in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. CertWEL.   2002.  Cambridge & Birmingham Universities.

Single Joint Expert.  (Bond-Solon Trained).  2000.

Member of Veterinary Association of Arbitration and Jurisprudence.(VAAJ). Vice-Chairman 2008. (Rtd).

Chairman. British Veterinary Forensic and Law Association.2010/2011.

Panel of Official Veterinary Measurers. Joint Measurement Board Ltd.

Senior Veterinary Referee to The Joint Measurement Board Ltd.

Contributed to Equine Reproduction Research. (Joint Genetics paper).

Veterinary Officer (DEFRA) “A”Panel, Animal Welfare at Markets and Export. VO.

Accredited Welfare Officer for Meat Hygeine Industry. 1996. (rtd).

Approved Inspector of Livery Stable premises under scheme (rtd).

Veterinary Surgeon to a Zoo for three years, while in Veterinary Practice, Yorkshire.

University of Edinburgh & Edinburgh Zoo; Certificate Zoo Animal Welfare. 1996

Equine Welfare Officer for the British Horse Society. North Wales.  1996. (rtd).

Over fifty years experience in General Veterinary Practice (Experience of Ovine, Bovine and Equine, Veterinary Practice & Animal Welfare).

Veterinary Adviser to a National Beef Cattle Society since 1986, and

The Geneticist  re: Eradication of B-Mannosidosis from Pedigree Beef Cattle.

Co-author of  Book : Calf Rearing.  1988. The Crowood Press.ISBN.


Over twenty years experience in Equine Stud employment.

Over 40 years experience in Equine Pre-purchase examinations.  (view via Consensus Connections).

Member Chartered Institute Arbitrators. MCIArb.  1999. (rtd).

Qualified & Accredited Commercial Mediator. QDR  2000.

Member of The Association of Veterinary Mediators.

Registered Forensic Practitioner.  RFP  2005.

(accreditation re. Council for Registration of Forensic Practitioners as a Veterinary Expert Witness.)

Assessor for the above council for the Veterinary profession.  (2005).

Employed as a Veterinary Expert Witness in Court several times per year. (Magistrates & Crown Courts).

Employed as a Veterinary Opinion in Equine Loss Adjuster Cases.

Hon. Veterinary Surgeon to: Riding for the Disabled for North Wales.

Member of the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Law.      2008.     GradDipLAW. 

University of Law, Birmingham.

External Examiner. 2015/16. Some aspects of Veterinary Education/Examination, Faculty Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool.


Bryan J. Hallows.     BVSc, MVSc, CertWEL, MRCVS, MAE, QDR, GradDipLAW.



Professor Derek C. Knottenbelt.  BVM&S. DVM&S. DipECIM. OBE.

Division of Equine Studies, University of Liverpool,

Leahurst, Neton. CH64 7TE


For each potential case, Bryan is prepared to submit a short CV tailored to the evidence available. Please ask for advice and guidance, no matter what the dispute.  There’s another way to consider the situation.

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