Residency (MSc) in Cattle Management

University of Bristol - Bristol Veterinary School

The position: This is a Residency position in a training programme which is aligned with the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM) diploma training programme, leading to eligibility to sit ECBHM board exams. It is tenable for 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress. It will incorporate a fixed-term scholarship working towards a taught master’s in Veterinary Science during the last three years of the residency. The main role of the postgraduate student will be to join our vibrant clinical/research group and be mentored by ECBHM diplomats as well as other diploma holders. Time will be split between clinical work, research and personal study.

Six months’ employment followed by a three-year residency.

The resident will perform ambulatory clinical work through our first opinion farm practice at Langford Vets, serving all farm animal species across North Somerset. In this role, you will contribute to the clinical teaching of veterinary undergraduates, have responsibility for individual animal and herd health work and assist with farmer education and training courses.

As a member of the University of Bristol’s Farm Animal Group, you will collaborate with academics at all levels conducting multi-million pound interdisciplinary and internationally recognised farm animal research in a number of fields. Current active research themes include antimicrobial stewardship and resistance (@AMRForce), livestock sustainability, veterinary-farmer communication and population health. You will be supervised to undertake research leading to peer-reviewed publications.

The MSc in Veterinary Science will develop your clinical research skills and enhance universally important skills such as scientific writing, critical reading and data analysis.

How to apply: Please find the application on the Langford Vets website, by clicking the 'apply' button below. Please submit your application to Professor Richard Hammond (ceo-lvs@bristol.ac.uk) Chief Executive for Langford Vets and Head of Bristol Veterinary School.                                

Start date:  8th January 2018.

Interviews will take place in the last two weeks of September 2017

Candidate requirements:  The Resident will be expected to undertake informal group teaching of undergraduate students undertaking rotations and a small amount of formal teaching. The position carries responsibilities for out of hours care of emergency first opinion cases on a rota basis (1 in 5).

You must be a member (or eligible to become a member) of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons with at least two years’ experience in practice or one year in a recognised internship. You must satisfy the English Language requirements for the master’s in Veterinary Science programme (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/language-requirements/profile-a/).

Funding: Contract with LVS & Stipend

Contacts: For informal enquires please contact

Sarah Wood (sarah.wood@bristol.ac.uk) or Professor David Barrett (david.barrett@bristol.ac.uk)

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