David Hugh Black



RCVS Recognised Specialist in Cattle Health & Production


Cattle Health & Production

Current Post:

Paragon Veterinary Group (Managing Director), VetSalus (Managing Director), Vet Sustain (Director and Treasurer)


All of UK

Clinical Profile

I have been a recognised RCVS Specialist in Cattle Health and Production for over 15 years, with experience of national animal health strategy, innovative research – particularly in advanced ruminant breeding including OPU/IVF, expert witness advice, individual farm clinical advisory work and troubleshooting, overseas dairy consultancy, etc. I achieved a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction (DBR) at Liverpool in 1998 and am currently studying part-time for a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Nottingham. I have been on the committee of the World Association for Buiatrics since 2008 and regularly present papers at national and international veterinary conferences. For farm consultancy and advice I can be contacted through the first opinion practice in the first instance (if applicable), who will be part of any advisory work that I undertake and kept fully informed. For legal, research or industry consultancy I can be contacted directly as below.


Paragon Veterinary Group individually and in association with members of XLVets delivers innovative field studies, commercial farm scale trials, livestock product and services research and advanced ruminant breeding research.