David Argyle graduated from the University of Glasgow veterinary School and subsequently worked in general practice. He returned to Glasgow to complete a PhD in the department of Veterinary Pathology and then worked as a lecturer and senior lecturer in clinical oncology in the Department of Clinical Studies. In 2002, he became Associate Professor of clinical oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. In 2005 he returned to the UK to take the William Dick Chair of clinical studies at the University of Edinburgh. He in an RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Oncology, a Diplomat of the European College of Internal Medicine in Oncology and is co-scientific editor of the Journal of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. Within the R(D)SVS he is Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies and head of the R(D)SVS Cancer and Imaging Centre.