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Jonathan's Veterinary Career

Jonathan Pycock (OH 1968-78) specialises in equine reproduction

Jonathan Pycock attended Hymers College from 1968 to 1978, before going to the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1978 to become a Veterinary Surgeon.

He decided to specialise early in his veterinary career and became a recognised specialist in equine reproduction and has been lucky to travel the world lecturing in places from Argentina to Australia and Bali to Brazil! Most recently he had an amazing trip to do some work at The Military Veterinary Hospital in Cairo.

I have been fortunate in my life on a personal and professional level and was President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) from 2018-2019. The photo with Princess Anne(our patron) is from the Congress I organised  where she kindly agreed to attend.

From his time at Hymers College, he has kept in touch with Neil Grantham and Richard Tarran (both OHs 1968-78).  Feeling that all the teachers had their own special qualities, all the teachers helped Jonathan in his studies at Hymers.

Jonathan really enjoyed the CCF activities, as well as participating in cricket and swimming.

I owe much to Hymers College as I doubt I would ever have got into Vet School without the wonderful tuition I had during my time. 

My father (Stephen Pycock, OH 1943-48) also went to Hymers back in the day of Direct Grant places.  Had we lived nearer my children would have gone for sure.

An article from The Veterinary Record gives some further background to the interesting career of Jonathan, as well as a photo of him when President of BEVA. To read the article, please visit:

The Veterinary Record

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