Mark Dagleish graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 1990 and spent over 4 years in practice before returning to the ‘Dick’ to undertake a PhD on the characterisation of aspects of the proteinase: antiproteinase balance in the horse with reference to lung disease. In 1998 he was awarded a lectureship in animal science at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. In 2002 he returned to Scotland to take up the position of veterinary pathologist at Moredun, in 2010 became a Special Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science University of Nottingham.
Mark is a member of the neuro- and foetopathology surveillance team based at Moredun which is responsible for examining tissues from fallen livestock in Scotland. He is solely responsible for the histological examination of tissues of sea mammals stranded in Scottish coastal waters. He is also a member of the Educational Committee of the British Society of Veterinary Pathologist (BSVP).