Responsibility for the implementation of policies, the control of approved financial programmes and the day-to-day management of PDSA is delegated by PDSA Council to the Director General, Jan McLoughlin.
PDSA Director General
Mrs Janice Lynn McLoughlin BSc (Hons) MSc CBiol MSB FIoD
Jan, a biochemist with an MSc in Microbiology, began her career with Allied Breweries in 1986 as Microbiologist and progressed to Laboratory Manager in 1990. She then moved into brewing, passing the Associateship and then the Diploma exams of the Institute of Brewing, becoming the first recipient of the Crisp Malting Award in the process.
Jan left the brewing industry in 1994 and had successive senior management and operational roles with H J Heinz and Northern Foods, before joining PDSA in 2001 in the role of Business Development Director, taking responsibility for leading a number of new business initiatives, primarily within the veterinary department.
Appointed to the role of Director of Veterinary Services in April 2003, Jan contributed significantly to the development of outsourced out-of-hours arrangements, new contractual terms for veterinary purchasing and the roll-out of preventive services in PDSA PetAid hospitals. Jan was appointed Director General of PDSA in July 2008.