It was desperately sad to hear of Dave’s death. I was an university with him at the RVC and, in fact, we were in the same clinical rota/ duty group. I remember him as a very keen, bright and extremely capable student. Since Uni, our year group has had reunions every five years so we have all caught up regularly and Dave has always been very friendly, helpful, and supportive. In recent years I have watched his highly impressive long distance running achievements with awe via facebook. He was a very decent human being. As a veterinary professional he was very important in helping the profession, and individuals within it, understand poor mental health and try to help improve it. He was rightly rewarded for this vital work. He will be greatly missed from the RVC Class of 88.