DVM Programme in Canine Shelter Medicine in association with Dogs Trust
Reference : MED1062
Closing Date : Open until filled
Principal supervisors: Dr Rachel Dean, Dr Lucy Asher & Kate White (School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham)
The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham is the first brand new, purpose-built veterinary school in the UK for over 50 years and it is our intent to make significant leading contributions to both veterinary research and teaching within the context of valid relevance and application to the wider veterinary profession.
Research is central to the activities of the School, both in terms of maintaining ourselves at the forefront of national and international efforts in veterinary medicine but also as an integral part of the training and education for undergraduate and postgraduate students. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science joint submission with the School of Biosciences was ranked first in the country for the power of its research with 95% of its activities classified at an international standard.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity with a nationwide network of 17 Rehoming Centres in the UK and one in Dublin. We care for over 16,000 stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs each year. Dogs Trust has a non-destruction policy, and will never put a healthy dog to sleep. The charity is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.
We are seeking two enthusiastic veterinary surgeons dedicated to the future of shelter medicine to undertake a four year training programme within our expanding team at Nottingham Veterinary School. The successful applicants will join a team of specialist and first opinion small animal clinicians at SVMS and research staff in the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (CEVM). The core remits of the group are to develop and advance clinical excellence, undertake world class research and transfer knowledge to the industry to promote outstanding health and welfare in dogs.
The successful applicant will be based at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and will undertake clinical work at the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre Loughborough and research at the CEVM. The Rehoming Centre is currently under construction and is due for completion in summer 2012. It will comprise 100 dogs in kennels, plus approximately 50 in free run “chill out “compounds on site. The training programme will comprise a combination of small animal shelter and population medicine, specialist training in clinical research and will lead to a Doctorate degree (DVM) in Veterinary Medicine.
Applicants must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership and hold a valid driving licence. A minimum of 2 years in veterinary practice and competence in routine preventive medicine and surgery is essential. Previous experience of working in the Shelter environment would be preferable.
The studentship is available for a period of 4 years and provides a tax free UK/EU postgraduate stipend of £21,000pa.
Potential applicants are invited to contact Dr Rachel Dean (0115 951 6575; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate White (0115 951 6096; email@example.com) for further information.
Applications should be made online at: http://pgstudy.nottingham.ac.uk/apply-for-postgraduate-courses.aspx and include a cv. Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to Helena Percival, Postgraduate Admissions Officer, (email: postgrad-vet@Nottingham.ac.uk). This studentship will remain open untill suitable candidates have been identified. Early application is strongly encouraged.