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Cambridge ranked 4th in World listings of veterinary schools

last modified Mar 08, 2018 10:56 AM

4. University of Cambridge

Ranked fourth in the world for veterinary science this year and boasting a perfect score for employer reputation, the University of Cambridge’s VetMB degree takes six years to complete. From years one to three you’ll study the basic veterinary sciences before learning to apply your knowledge in the final three clinical years. During the vacations of years one or two you’ll also be required to complete at least 12 weeks’ work experience to gain knowledge of animal husbandry.

Your final year is lecture-free, so you’ll work through a series of 40 weeks of clinical rotations in small groups at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, providing further opportunities to take on more responsibilities and gain clinical experience in the diagnosis, management and care of patients. During the sixth year you’ll also complete an elective project in a subject of your choice.

We are carrying out an important research project into the development of the nostrils in brachycephalic (short-faced) dog breeds. The breeds that we are looking at in this study are French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs and Pugs. 
If you are a new owner of one of these breeds and would like to help us by taking part in this study, please take a look at the following page: https://puppynostrilstudy.weebly.com/

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The 2020 Marjory Stephenson Prize is awarded to Professor Julian Parkhill FRS, from the Dept of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Professor Parkhill is known for his research on bacterial genomes, which he has worked on since the very earliest days of genomics. Initially analysing reference genomes for many important human and animal pathogens, his group moved on to comparative genomics and subsequently large-scale population genomics, as new technologies developed. Read more of this story on https://www.staff.admin.cam.ac.uk/awards/marjory-stephenson-prize

 

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