Peter Forsythe graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1983 and worked in mixed practice for fourteen years. He gained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology in 1992. He left general practice in 1998 and following a two year residency at the R(D)SVS, gained the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Dermatology in 2001. He founded, and is currently a partner in, the Dermatology Referral Service with centres in Glasgow and Aberdeen. He is an RCVS recognised specialist in veterinary dermatology and an honorary lecturer in dermatology at University of Glasgow Veterinary School. He has written numerous articles and papers and is co-author of a textbook on veterinary dermatology and he has lectured extensively in the UK and in Europe. He has particular interests in atopic dermatitis, otitis and bacterial skin disease.