John Fletcher

Deer Management & Consultancy
Deer Park Design



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Dr. T. John Fletcher BVMS, Hon FRCVS, PhD

After graduating as a vet at Glasgow University, John Fletcher gained his doctorate from Cambridge University School of Veterinary Medicine and Magdalene College, having researched the breeding behaviour of wild red deer.


Founder President of the Veterinary Deer Society, John Fletcher has also been Chairman of the British Deer Farmers Association.

John Fletcher is a leading specialist in the diagnosis, treatment and control of deer diseases.

He played a crucial role in the development of deer farming in the United Kingdom and Europe, liasing with the British Government in the development of appropriate legislation.

John is the only registered deer specialist with the British Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Author of "Fletcher's Game", which recounts the history of modern deer farming and the trials and tribulations of establishing the first deer farm, John is currently writing a book about the history of man's relationship with deer and especially the history of deer parks now widely recognised as the forerunner of England's designed landscapes.

He has contributed papers to a wide variety of learned journals and is frequently called upon to act as an expert witness in litigation.

Among many private and commercial landowners around the world, clients have included the British Royal Parks and Crown Estates, the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and the President of the United Arab Emirates.

In 1990 Reediehill Deer Farm was awarded the highly prestigious Queen's Award for Export Achievement.

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