Simon qualified from the University of Bristol Veterinary School in 2004, having completed an intercalated BSc in Veterinary Pathology at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2001. He defended his PhD thesis at the Royal Veterinary College on the pathogenesis of newly discovered canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV) and followed this with an anatomic pathology residency at the same institution. Simon was appointed a Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology at the RVC in 2011 and in the same year became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists by examination. In 2012 Simon obtained the Diploma of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Simon is currently an Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Head of the Pathology Group and Anatomic Pathology Residency Director. Simon’s research interests are varied and include canine infectious and gastrointestinal disease, having published widely in these areas. Simon also serves as Senior Examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists, on the ACVP Examination Committee and is the current President of the British Society of Veterinary Pathology.