One of the country’s most
pre-eminent equine stud vets, John Newcombe, is joining The University of
Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science as an Honorary
Professor Newcombe is distinguished
in the world of equine reproduction and physiology. He has published widely in
international peer-reviewed journals and books as well as teaching, presenting
at global conferences and running his own practice for the past 40 years.
Dean of the Vet School,
Professor Gary England, said: “We are delighted to install John Newcombe as
Honorary Professor at our annual welcome ceremony and prize-giving. He has huge
experience in training veterinary undergraduates who have ‘seen practice’ with
him over the years, as well as his contribution to doctoral research projects
and post-graduate clinical training of veterinary surgeons. Our students and
staff will be benefitting greatly from his expertise in the years to come.”
Professor Newcombe was
officially welcomed to the Vet School on the University’s Sutton Bonington
campus in the School’s start-of-year ceremony today. He said:”I am honoured and
delighted to accept this position. To be recognised as such by one’s peer group
at this stage of my professional career is the ultimate achievement.”
John Newcombe is widely
recognised within the industry and also held an academic post lecturing on the
MSc in Equine Science course at the University of Aberystwyth. He remains a
very active clinician, undertaking clinical practice work throughout the equine
breeding season each year. For seven years he was invited to Queensland,
Australia to assist with clinical reproduction services during the southern
hemisphere breeding season. His main clinical interests are follicle biology, and
embryo development and failure.
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