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Harvey is the main author and point of contact for this site. He is a vet in general practice in Perth, Scotland, where he is a partner of Tay Valley Veterinary Surgery. He is also patron of Staffordshire Rescue Scotland. A lifelong dog lover, Harvey writes about pet health for several magazines, has published a book 'Gundog Veterinary Bible', and contributed to many academic papers relating to small animal medicine.

Harvey Carruthers BVMS MBA CertGP(SAM) MRCVS

About us

"an inherited disease of Staffordshire Bull Terriers and other breeds"




Gemma Proctor

Gemma P.

Gemma grew up around dogs and helps with various dog rescues charities in her 'spare time'. She is married with 3 dogs, 2 SBTs & 1 SBT cross. Willow was diagnosed with L2 and at that time Gemma realised how little information was widely available about the condition. Since then she has wanted to help spread information about L2HGA to vets, owners & breeders and helped to write the L2HGA.com Survey.