Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Residency

Closing Date
Friday, 4th February 2022
Veterinary Medicine & Science

Project title: Combined Residency (Senior Clinical Training Scholarship) and MVM (Master of Veterinary Medicine) in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology

Principal supervisor: Dr Davide Corbetta

Other supervisors: Dr Ana Ortiz, Dr Antonia Morey Matamalas, Dr Winsome Eu, Dr Carlo Bianco

Background: Veterinary pathology at Nottingham University provides a diagnostic service on a wide range of animals, mainly companion and farm animals (part of disease surveillance activity with Animal and Plant Health Agency). The unit is involved in clinical teaching of year 5 veterinary students. Five pathologists, included ECVP and ACVP board-certified, oversee surgical and post-mortem case submissions. 

Project description: Applications are invited from veterinary graduates to undertake a three-year training programme (residency) in veterinary anatomic pathology. The successful candidate will focus on companion and farm animal pathology with some exposure to avian pathology and veterinary clinical pathology. The trainee will be registered for a MVM degree at the school of veterinary medicine and science and will undertake a research project on some aspect of veterinary anatomic pathology. The training programme encompasses small group teaching, seminars, research, diagnostic duties (companion and farm pathology). Successful residents will be eligible for the ECVP and/or ACVP board certification examination upon completion of the residency.

Further information and Application: Graduates with experience, preferably with some exposure to veterinary anatomic pathology, are invited to apply for this combined residency and Master’s degree position. Applicants must have attended an EAEVE approved Veterinary School and be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership. 

There is an annual tax-free stipend of £21,000 for three years subject to satisfactory annual assessment. Fees are paid for UK applicants. 

The University is keen to ensure all of its students are prepared to succeed in their programmes of study. Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve an appropriate level in an approved test in English before they can register (IELTS≥7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element). 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the principal supervisor: 

More information:

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

Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to the Continuing Education Team, email:

Interview Date: 7th March 2022

Start Date: 1st July 2022

Closing date: 4th February 2022

Eligibility for Funding: This is a fully funded studentship open to UK nationals.  EU and international applicants are also welcome to apply, however international university tuition fees will apply.  From 1st August 2021, EU and International students will be 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.