The team

The people behind Expaniderm

The people behind Expaniderm

Sanjiv Kanwar - Chief Executive Officer


Sanjiv was appointed CEO in November 2018 and brings over 29 years' experience in operations, business development and C-suite roles. Sanjiv has held senior leadership roles across clinical medicine/research, diagnostics, device/ drug delivery vehicles and the bio-pharmaceutical R&D industries and has worked extensively with resident roles in Europe, USA and Asia.
Sanjiv is a knowledgeable entrepreneur with a proven track record and experience of taking early-stage companies and different technologies and morphing them into mature corporations. Starting his career as a haematologist, he has had significant multi-disciplinary international working appointments - including tenures at UCT international (now part of ICON), Acurian (now part of PPD), Johnson & Johnson, ePharmaSolutions (now part of WIRB-Copernicus Group) and most recently was the Founder and Managing Director at Polaris BioPharma, an international clinical trial optimisation company.

Camilla Easter - Chief Operating Officer

camilla.jpgCamilla qualified from The University of Nottingham Veterinary School in 2012 with a first-class degree and the highest overall mark in equine veterinary studies. She worked for two years in equine clinical practice before joining Oxtex in September 2014 to set up the veterinary department, running both small animal and equine clinical trials early on. Camilla now works in an over-arching capacity overseeing all facets of the Oxtex portfolio.

Chloe Booth - Head of Veterinary Technical Services

Chloe BoothChloe qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2013 having already completed a master’s in animal biology with merit. She worked in small animal practice for 2 years before joining Oxtex in early 2016. Chloe now leads the Veterinary Division managing the sales and technical teams as well as assisting vets in their use of Expaniderm in practice.

Olivia Yates - Regional Sales Manager

OY.jpgOlivia joined Oxtex in May 2018 and covers the Northern counties and Scotland. Olivia is also a keen horse owner and loves bouldering. She has worked in the Animal Health industry for a number of years including spending time in Kentucky USA. To book your free CPD with Olivia please email

Veterinary advisors 

Debra Archer

DebraArcher_resized.jpgProfessor Debra Archer (BVMS, PhD, CertES (Soft Tissue), Dip.ECVS, FHEA, MRCVS) was appointed as Professor of Equine Surgery at the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, University of Liverpool in 2013; prior to this she had been Senior Lecturer in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery since 2006. Debbie has a wide range of clinical interests including all aspects of equine soft tissue surgery, including laser surgery, and equine trauma/emergency care. Debbie’s research interests include equine clinical epidemiology, laminitis, microbiota work, wound healing, parasitology, vector borne diseases and socioepidemiology. She acted as lead for the Veterinary Clinic Team at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She has recently completed a textbook on equine emergencies and is a regular contributor to veterinary articles in the equine press.

Guillaume Chanoit

GP.jpgGuillaume Chanoit is a scientific advisor to Oxtex and is the Principal investigator for the international small animal trials. He graduated from the Veterinary School of Toulouse (France) with a doctorate thesis (DEDV) in 1998. Guillaume completed a period of postgraduate training, including an internship and surgical residency (specialty training) in 2003 at the Veterinary School of Lyon (France). He also gained a Master of Sciences in Microsurgery in 2000. Before moving to Bristol in 2011, where he currently is Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, he has held academic positions in France at the Veterinary School of Lyon (2003-2005) and in the USA at North Carolina State University (2005-2010). He is currently a member of the examination committee of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and he also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Small Animal Practice. He lectures on various aspects of Veterinary Surgery across Europe and in the USA.


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