Tips for a Successful Veterinary Career, Dr Mark O’Byrne BSc (Hons) BvetMed MRCVS

Dr Mark O'Byrne BSc (Hons) BvetMed MRCVS
Wed 9 June, 10:00 am

If you are interested in a Veterinary Career we would recommend you watch this thorough talk from Mark O’Bryne who covers a wide range of topics from why he chose to get into the Veterinary field, what he had to do to get there, why he loves it and just how diverse and fun the opportunities can be!

Mark graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1992 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and a BSc in Muscle and Exercise Physiology from University College, London.

Mark spent 3 years in mixed practice, Delaware Vets in Castle Cary and Vale Vets in Dursley focusing mainly on dairy herd health fertility while developing an interest in small animal medicine.

After thoroughly exploring Africa, Mark moved to Asia in 1996 and worked in and successfully managed a variety of companion animal centres in Hong Kong for nine years. During this time, he established a web-based veterinary consultancy service and pet portal ( and was also involved with several well-known NGO’s in Asia as a wildlife and rehabilitation consultant.

Mark joined Hill’s Pet Nutrition in 2005 as a regional Veterinary Affairs Manager covering the Far East region, Australia and New Zealand, Japan and the UK and Ireland over a 14-year career.

He has lectured extensively mainly on urinary disease, skin disease, arthritis and evidence-based clinical nutrition with a very strong interest in practice development, veterinary leadership and communication skills for nurses, vet students and vets.

Outside of work, Mark is addicted to rugby, having played, coached and refereed for over 40 years as well as being a keen judoka, scuba diver and wildlife photographer.

Mark joined IVC-Evidensia in 2019 as the Group Head of Nutrition and is based in Surrey with his wife, Rachel, two boys, Connor (17) and Callam (14) and Hungarian Vizsla, Toffee (5 years).