Simon Priestnall is an Associate Professor and Head of Pathology at the Royal Veterinary College, London. Dr. Priestnall is a board-certified anatomic pathologist by the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) and American College of Veterinary Pathologists (DiplACVP)
He is also a recognised specialist by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
His current job role involves teaching both undergraduate veterinary and postgraduate students, clinical diagnostic work involving both necropsy examinations and surgical biopsy reporting and research. Dr. Priestnall is currently Anatomic Pathology Residency Director, is a Senior Examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists and serves on the ACVP Examination Committee. His clinical interests include canine gastrointestinal disease and infectious diseases of the respiratory tract, as well as comparative oncology.
He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as contributed to three book chapters. Dr. Priestnall has been an invited speaker at various pathology and clinical meetings and currently has two PhD students working in the area of infectious respiratory disease. Dr. Priestnall contributes to the specialist diagnostic pathology service of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine Gastrointestinal Laboratory consulting on cases worldwide.