Dr Andrew Higgins


Dr Andrew Higgins BVetMed MSc PhD FRSB MRCVS was Scientific Director and Chief Executive of the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, from 1988-1999. He was Editor-in-Chief of The Veterinary Journal from 1991-2016 and has served on many national and international regulatory committees. 

He is President of the Anglo-Italian Society for the Protection of Animals,  a trustee of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and the Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation. He is Scientific Adviser to Phang Nga Elephant Park and to World Horse Welfare. He served on the Ethics and Welfare Committees of the Zoological Society of London for 20 years.

He has published widely and is joint editor of The Equine Manual and author of the autobiographical book With the SAS and Other Animals.