James Westgate


Head of editorial

James is editor of Vet Times and the UK’s leading veterinary business title, VBJ.

With a background in local and regional newspaper and magazine journalism going back more than 15 years, James started as a reporter on Veterinary Times more than 11 years ago.

Role at VBD

During his time at VBD, James has developed a genuine passion for the veterinary profession and now dedicates his working life to serving that wonderful community of passionate, professional people.

This means leaving no stone unturned in the quest for the latest news and views from all corners of planet vet for publication across VBD’s market-leading print and digital platforms.

As the man behind the VBJ First Opinions podcast, James has also begun flexing his journalistic muscles across the airwaves and continues to search for new ways to add value for a constantly changing audience.

Outside work, James enjoys spending time with his sons, playing tennis and football, and reading as much as he can.

Contact details

@  jameswestgate@vbd.co.uk
  01733 383547