Professor David J. Argyle BVMS PhD DECVIM-CA (Oncology) FRSE FRSA FRCVS
David Argyle is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from the University of Glasgow. He gained his PhD in Immunology and Oncology from the same Faculty. He has served as a clinical academic veterinary oncologist for the Universities of Glasgow, Wisconsin-Madison and Edinburgh. He is an RCVS and European recognized specialist in veterinary oncology and his major interests are cancer biology and comparative oncology. He has published over 160 papers relating to veterinary oncology and written textbook chapters that have underpinned our understanding of canine and feline cancer biology. In 2011 he was appointed William Dick chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies and Dean of Veterinary Medicine at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
In 2022 he was appointed to be Vice Principal and Head of College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, leading 3000 academic staff and 5 research Institutes. In 2016 he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and, in the same year, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for meritorious contributions to knowledge. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2018. In 2015 he was awarded the Kennel Club International Prize for his work to advance the understanding of canine disease.