The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has announced it has accepted the resignation of its council member Bob Partridge.
Mr Partridge, who had been an elected member of the council since July 2006, tendered his resignation for “personal reasons“.
Large animal and equine vet Peter Robinson will take up the vacated council position, said the RCVS, as he came next in the ballot in the 2013 election.
Mr Partridge – who qualified from the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1984 – worked in small animal and equine practice in Lincoln after graduating. He then worked in Sheffield and Manchester before setting up his VetDentist practice in Harrogate in 1988.
A dentistry specialist, he founded the British Veterinary Dental Association, is a long-term member of the European Veterinary Dental Society and received a diploma from the European Veterinary Dental College in 2011, making him one of only six European dental specialists working in the UK.