Dr Andrew Higgins BVetMed MSc PhD FBS MRCVS was Scientific Director and Chief Executive of the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, from 1988-1999. He has been Editor-in-Chief of The Veterinary Journal
since 1991 and has served on many national and international regulatory committees. For many years he was Honorary Scientific Adviser to the Fédération Equestre International (FEI).
He is chairman of the Retired Greyhound Trust
and chairs the Doping and Medication Advisory Panel
of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain. He is also scientific consultant to World Horse Welfare
and serves on the Ethics and Welfare Committees of the Zoological Society of London.
He has published widely and is joint editor of The Equine Manual
and author of the autobiographical book With the SAS and Other Animals