Colin Harvey


A 1966 graduate of the University of Bristol Veterinary School, Colin Harvey completed an internship and surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania, becoming Professor of Surgery and Dentistry at Penn Vet in 1980. He is an ACVS and an AVDC diplomate, and a Fellow of the RCVS. 
He was Director of the Veterinary Oral Health Council® until 2019. VOHC® ( is an independent entity that awards its Seal of Acceptance to products that meet or exceed pre-set standard for retarding accumulation of plaque and/or calculus in dogs and cats. 
He is author of more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and of many other articles, and has received several research grants. He has written or edited five books on veterinary dentistry and surgery, and many chapters in books edited by others. He has been Editor of Veterinary Surgery (the ACVS journal) and Editor of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. 
He has received numerous awards, including the BSAVA Bourgelat Award and Simon Award, the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, the Peter Emily American Veterinary Dental College Award, the American Veterinary Dental Society Education and Research Award, and the 2018 World Small Animal Veterinary Association Global Award for Scientific Achievement.


Oral hygiene strategies for prevention of periodontal disease

Speaker: Colin Harvey

Periodontal disease and the rest of the body

Speaker: Colin Harvey

Salivary gland diseases and surgery in dogs and cats

Speaker: Colin Harvey