The Royal Veterinary College is holding a memorial service tocommemorate the remarkable life and career of the late LeslieVaughan. The service will take place at the college’s Hawkshead Campus at 11.30am on June 5.

RVC principal Quintin McKellar said: “Though we are immensely sorry to have lost Leslie, we are very grateful for his life and contribution to the college. He was a great example to us and I hope those who knew him or simply admired him will join this service in celebration of his life and work.”

Colleagues and friends from across the profession are welcome to attendthe service. If you wish to attend please contact Vicki Laing or telephone 01707 666300.


Professor Vaughan qualified from the RVC in July 1949 and held various posts at the RVC during his 58 year career. He joined the academic staff as a Houseman in the Department of Surgery and Obstetrics. He was awarded a personal chair in 1972 as Professor of Veterinary Orthopaedics where his talent for small and large animal surgery earned him an international reputation.

Prof Vaughan became Head of Surgery and Obstetrics Department in 1974 and helped make it the most successful veterinary clinical department in the UK before becoming vice principal of the college from 1982 to 1991. He was the driving force behind the establishment and development of the Queen Mother Hospital, and its operating suite now bears his name. Leslie became a Fellow of the RCVS in 1957 and was RCVS president, 1987-88.

Having formally retired in 1991, Prof Vaughan continued to see small animal orthopaedic cases referred to the Queen Mother Hospital until the end of 2007.

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