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Veterinary Residency and Masters Programme in Dairy Herd Health

Veterinary Medicine & Science

Location:  UK Other
Closing Date:  Sunday 30 April 2023
Reference:  MED1927

Principal supervisor: Emily Payne

Other supervisors: Nicola Gladden, Chris Hudson

Background: The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science (SVMS) undertakes research on many key aspects of companion animals and livestock health and production. Research at the School is integrated into the University structure with established world class research in biomedical sciences within the other University Schools.  Research undertaken at the School is relevant to both Veterinary Medicine and Science and Comparative and Human Medicine.

Project description:

We are seeking an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon dedicated to the future of farm animal production medicine to undertake a three-year clinical residency programme within the dairy herd health group at Nottingham. The successful applicant will join a team of over twenty research-led specialist clinicians and postgraduates working on ruminant population health. 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, welfare and productivity in cattle and sheep.

The successful applicant will be based at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and will undertake clinical work at our associate farm animal practices. The residency programme will comprise a combination of farm animal practice (50% of role), specialist training, clinical research and informal undergraduate teaching and will lead to a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine (MVM). Additionally, as the School is an approved training centre for the European College of Bovine Health Management, the residency programme is expected to lead in whole or in part to the European Diploma.  

Further information and Application

Applicants must have attended an EAEVE approved veterinary School, be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership) and hold a valid UK driving licence (travel to rural locations will be required). Whilst more recent graduates may be considered, experience in mixed or farm animal practice would be advantageous. Further information on our research group is available on our website; applicants are invited to contact Emily Payne, Nicola Gladden or Chris Hudson for further information and informal discussion.

Candidates should apply online and include a CV.  When completing the online application form, please select the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, then MVM Dairy Herd Health (36mo) and, once submitted, send your student ID number to

Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to

Start Date: 

1st May or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing date

The position will be filled when suitable candidates have been identified.  Early application is strongly encouraged.

Eligibility for Funding

This is a fully funded studentship for UK nationals, with fees paid and a tax-free stipend of £26,395.  EU and international applicants may apply, but are liable for tuition fees at the international rate and must be able to fund the difference between “Home” and “Overseas” tuition fees themselves.  Fee status will be assessed upon application.  For Home student eligibility guidelines, please refer to the UKRI website.

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