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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

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Dr Clare Allen

Dr  Clare Allen

Senior Teaching Associate - Curriculum Development & Innovation

Office Phone: 01223 337 650


Dr. Allen graduated from the University of Cambridge’s Veterinary School in 1996, and completed an equine ambulatory internship at Millbrook Equine Practice in New York state. After completing her internship, and working for several different equine practices, she started teaching in an Equine Studies Program at Cazenovia College, in New York, and founded her own equine practice in the area, called White Horse Veterinary Services. Between 2005-2006 she taught at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and became interested in veterinary education and curriculum development. This led her to a doctorate program in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership at The Ohio State University. She completed her PhD in 2013, while working at Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Clare works on outcomes assessment, curriculum development and the career choices of vet students, and teaches equine husbandry and handling at Merton Hall Farm.

Subject groups/Research projects

Comparative Pathobiology:

Research Interests

Career choices of veterinary students

Gender in veterinary medicine

Outcomes assessment

Curriculum development


  • Gender
  • Curriculum
  • Career choice
  • Outcomes assessment
  • Veterinary Education

Key Publications

Byron JK, Johnson SE, Allen LCV, Brilmyer C, Griffiths R, (anticipated 2014). Development and pilot of the Case Manager: A virtual patient experience for veterinary students. Accepted by Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.

Allen LCV, (2013). Caring for all creatures great and small: A qualitative analysis of senior veterinary students’ career choices. Doctoral dissertation.

Smeak DD, Hill LN, Lord LK, Allen LCV, (2012). Expected frequency of use and proficiency of core surgical skills in entry-level veterinary practice: 2009 ACVS core surgical skills diplomate survey results. Veterinary Surgery. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2012.00978.x