Rich Irvine BVSc MRCVS
Experience: Rich is a veterinary surgeon and is passionate about providing the best possible care for animals, whether directly under his care or more globally through his work in the animal health industry. He worked in the human pharmaceutical industry before, and while qualifying as a vet in 2004. Rich has practiced in a number of first opinion and charity clinics & hospitals throughout the South East & London, and gained extensive experience as a locum vet before moving full time into the veterinary pharmaceutical sector, working with a number of leading animal health companies.
He has developed a strong interest in anaesthesia and analgesia, and maintains memberships of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists and the anaesthesia section as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
Rich is experienced in new product development and clinical trial work, as well as the technical support, pharmacovigilance and sales and marketing of established veterinary products through working for animal health companies and as an independent consultant.
Rich joins Carus as the company’s first Technical Director and is excited to embrace the new technology and discovery tools needed to achieve Carus’s mission to be a leader in veterinary innovation. Rich will primarily be responsible for seeking and evaluating new products and technology, liaising with academic centres of excellence, technical due diligence, implementing a portfolio management system, defining and controlling the development portfolio and managing development projects including clinical studies.
He is keen to hear from scientists, innovators and clinicians who would like to explore potential partnerships with Carus.
Rich is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and holds memberships with the AVA, BVA and BSAVA.
Personal: In his personal time Rich loves cooking and entertaining. He also enjoys design, build and renovation. He has a wonderful and supportive fiancé and together they have a family of two cats and two chickens. They are hoping to add a dog and some highland cattle to this furry family shortly!