• Martin McDowell MRCVS

    I am a locum vet surgeon providing services round the South west.

  • Martin McDowell MRCVS

    I am a locum vet surgeon providing services round the South west.

  • Focus

    Special interest in internal medicine, abdominal ultrasound and feline medicine. Currently studying towards the ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour

Dr Martin McDowell DrVetMed MRCVS

Locum veterinary surgeon for companion animals

Current availability

See calendar on the left (in the menu). This is linked to my live calendar information.

However as my situation can change please contact me for further details.

Locum Services

My name is Martin McDowell DrVetMed MRCVS and I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon offering vet locum services in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and south-east Wales. If you would require my locum services and would like more information, please get in touch with me through this contact form. My CV and references are available on request.


I have 12 years of experience in practising small animal veterinary medicine both in the UK and abroad. I worked for 5 years in a small animal practice in Wales until 2012, after which I started locuming full-time across the UK.


An almost live view of my availability calendar from Google G Suite

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Martin McDowell

Martin McDowell

Dr Martin McDowell DrVetMed MRCVS

About Martin

My name is Martin McDowell DrVetMed MRCVS and I am a fully qualified veterinary surgeon in Herefordshire, UK. I have also been involved with the WVS in January 2015 with veterinary voluntary work at the Carriacou Animal Hospital. Read more on my personal blog here

I am also currently studying towards an ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour.

About Martin

Born in 1972, based in Herefordshire with a UK/British nationality

  • RCVS registration no. 6441157. See certificate on the right.
  • I am surgically and medically competent.
  • I can do the odd on call but am unable to do night work, where a lot of cases are to be seen during the night and/or presence at the practice premises is required.
  • I hold the OCQ(V) – CA (Companion Animals) official veterinarian qualification, valid until 31st March 2019 (SP-194217)
  • I am available for locuming work within commuting distance in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and south-east Wales.
    I have no specific location preference but would concentrate on areas of England (up to about Manchester and Leeds) and the whole of Wales.
  • I have a full and valid UK driving licence.
  • I have my own professional indemnity insurance for 100% domestic pets (risk group D) through VDS (indemnity limit £250,000). More info available on request.
  • I have incorporated a limited company for trading: Pet Doc Martin Ltd.
  • I have my own car but I am only insured for commuting to and from the workplace. Additional charges may apply.
  • Locuming since January 2012

My own kit

To make things easier I have some own kit:

  • Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope (not the one on the photo)
  • Opticlar LED pocket otoscope and opthalmoscope
  • Littauer 11cm stitch removal scissors
  • 5″ dressing removal scissors
  • stitch-cutting scissors
  • own smart short-sleeve consulting shirts (with an assortment of bow-ties)
  • surgical scrub tops (non-sterile)
  • iM3 winged dental luxator/elevator set (1-6mm) – a small fee applies for use of this equipment


Client feedback from work at Prospect Vets in Halifax (2014)

We just wanted to say how brilliant Dr McDowell was! He saw us well before the time and he was so very caring and nothing seems too much trouble. The service we received was above our expectations.

Client feedback from work at Prospect Vets in Halifax (2014)

… we appreciated that you were gentle with Tiger in the last minutes of her life and that you showed real concern for her well being throughout.
Thank you.

Alan Turnbull, director of Crossways Veterinary Surgery, Horsham (July 2016)

I thought I would write a short note to say how impressed I and all my staff have been with your work these last two weeks. You have been well received by the clients and your sense of humour meant you fitted in with nurses and vets alike. We shall book you again so I can have even longer Summer holidays!

Chris Lloyd, RVN at Lowesmoor House Veterinary Centre, Worcester (August 2016)

I enjoyed working with Martin, he was very easy to work with and would have no problem working with him again in future, very good with clients and pets!

Andy Matthew, director of Natterjacks Vets, Poole (March 2017)

Thanks again for all your help over the last four weeks – you were a lifesaver and have been delighted with feedback from staff and clients alike

Book me for locum work

Send an e-mail to me(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)martin.vet or fill in the form below. Please note I am not a veterinary practice. The contact form is intended only for veterinary practices looking for locum cover. Messages from the general public will be ignored.

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