Matt Dobbs


Managing Director Ruminant and Insight

As Managing Director of Ruminant and Insight, Matt’s primary focus is on developing and improving the group’s people, services and products through providing a range of support services including training, research and consultancy. Matt has been published in several publications in the veterinary field, and has spoken at numerous conferences in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia.


Paul Thompson


Managing Director Pig

Paul is Managing Director of Origin’s pig department which now represents the largest pig practice in the UK. Paul first joined Garth Veterinary Group in 1986, and subsequently became partner. As well as being an active pig vet, Paul has experience in both mixed practice and laboratory management. He has extensive experience of post-mortem work in pigs and has delivered many courses to farm clients in areas such as farrowing house management and manager training. Paul is actively involved in veterinary societies and was, for many years, Treasurer of the Pig Veterinary Society.


Paul Burr

BSc(VetSci) Hons BVM&S PhD Cert Mgmt(Open) MRCVS

Managing Director Biobest

Paul is the Director of Biobest Laboratories Ltd, a veterinary laboratory based just outside Edinburgh with specialist expertise in virology, infectious disease and cell culture. He completed his veterinary degree at Edinburgh in 1992 and after a spell in mixed practice in Warwickshire returned to Scotland to complete a PhD in virology and molecular biology at Glasgow Vet School. He joined Biobest in 1999 and is actively involved in managing all aspects of Biobest’s testing services of both companion and farm animals.