CHS expert veterinary panel

CHS expert veterinary panel

To ensure the highest standards, expert veterinary surgeons, appointed by BVA, are responsible for examining, scoring and grading all the submissions to our Hip, Elbow, and CM/SM Schemes. All BVA/CHS/ISDS Eye Panellists who perform the clinical examinations of the dogs participating in the Eye Scheme are qualified to a diploma level.


We have 8 Scrutineers for the Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Schemes, all of whom are experts in radiology and/or orthopaedic surgery and have many years of experience in assessing hip and elbow radiographs.

Our Chief Scrutineer is Mrs Elizabeth Baines MA VetMB DVR DipECVDI FHEA MRCVS.

Our Chief Scrutineer for the for the Chiari Malformation/ Syringomyelia Scheme is Professor Michael Herrtage MA BVSc DVSc DVR DVD DSAM FRCVS Dip ECVIM Dip. ECVDI

Meet our scrutineers


There are 38 panellists for the CHS Eye Scheme, all of whom are experts in ophthalmology. Our Chief Panellist is Paul McPherson, BVMS CertVOphthal MRCVS.

Find an eye panellist