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Mark Craig – Veterinary Dermatologist


Bicester Vets is very pleased to introduce visiting Veterinary Dermatologist Mark Craig. Mark visits Bicester Vets once a month to see complex dermatological (skin disease) cases.

Mark completed a residency at the Royal Veterinary College where he completed his certificate in Small Animal Dermatology back in the early 1990’s. For the subsequent 20 or so years he has run his own dermatology referral service.

Mark has vast experience in dermatological conditions and their treatment and he also has a special interest in allergic and auto-immune skin diseases. Apart from working as a referral dermatologist Mark has written numerous papers in veterinary magazines and even chapters in veterinary textbooks.
Mark’s extra study, experience and ongoing learning qualify him as an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology.

Mark’s first visit with a new patient usually takes between 1.5 – 2 hours and will include in depth analysis of the history of the condition, examination of the pet and usually some initial tests looking at the hair and skin surface under the microscope.

If you think your pet might benefit from seeing Mark then please talk to one of our vets about their skin condition. If your pet goes to another vet practice then they can be referred by your vet so please get them to give us a call on 01869 252077

Here’s a more in-depth CV about Mark Craig and his qualifications and achievements.

Mark Craig BVSc, Cert SAD, MRCVS

Mark Craig qualified from Liverpool University in 1985 and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology, the British Veterinary Association, and the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group.

After 5 years in general veterinary practice, Mark spent over three years (1990-1993) as a Dermatology Resident at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, where he gained his certificate in Small Animal Dermatology.

Since leaving the RVC in 1993, Mark has built up Re-Fur-All Referrals, a veterinary dermatology referral service in the south of England, Wales, and midlands. His particular interests include allergic and auto-immune skin diseases in dogs and cats, and the intestinal microbiota. Mark is registered on the RCVS list of Advanced Veterinary Practitioners for Small Animal Dermatology.

Mark has written and lectured extensively on animal skin diseases. He is the author of over 200 articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals, co-author of the book, Practical Equine Dermatology, and author of chapters in many other books including the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Dermatology, A Practical Guide to Canine Dermatology, and The Equine Manual.

He writes regularly for the journal, Vet CPD, is on the editorial board for the veterinary journal, Companion Animal, was dermatology and commissioning editor for UK Vet for nearly 20 years, between 1994 and 2013, and editor of Pedigree Dog Breeder between 1999 and 2001. He has peer-reviewed articles for Veterinary Dermatology, Veterinary Medicine and Science, UK Vet, Companion Animal, In Practice, and Vet CPD. Mark has been the tutor for online Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses on Canine Atopic Dermatitis in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Mark has translated text books and dermatology articles from French to English and presented papers at national and international dermatology congresses.