Leading Vets join the University of Nottingham

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

The School of Veterinary Medicine and Sciences at the University of Nottingham has appointed 10 of the country’s leading clinicians to teach the vets of the future. 

The University has appointed the 10 high profile professionals on part-time contracts, where they will be working with Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and on the School’s Apprenticeship programme. 

The new recruits are at the forefront of the profession including in a number of private practices across the UK. Their teaching and expertise will cover veterinary ethics and law; small animal orthopaedics, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, anaesthesia, dentistry, and dermatology; and veterinary leadership. 

Professor Madeline Campbell

The recruits are Professors Madeline Campbell, Jackie Demetriou, Gareth Arthurs, Freddie Corletto, Mark Dunning, Rob Foale, Jon Hall and Alex Smithson, and Drs Steve Shaw and Toby Trimble. 

Madeleine Campbell, Professor of Veterinary Ethics, is one of the high profile appointments. She said: “I am delighted to be taking up this Professor of Practice role, which perfectly aligns Nottingham's vision of a holistic veterinary education and my own ambition to drive forward the development of veterinary ethics as a truly applied discipline which underwrites the many roles which vets play within society. 

"This is a fantastic opportunity to promote the relevance of veterinary ethics to clinical practice, research, and policy formulation, both within Nottingham's undergraduate curriculum and postgraduate CPD programmes, and through external collaborations.” 

We are delighted by these appointments and they are a real coup for the School. All are highly respected in their chosen fields, with international reputations for clinical practice, research and teaching. The appointments will integrate with the current staff within the School to enhance both the UG and PG teaching experience and will provide students with an opportunity to work with some of the best and most experienced clinicians in the country.”
Professor Rob White, the School’s Director of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science has a reputation for the excellence of its student experience – in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS) it topped the table in almost every category and was the highest performing vet school in the sector, with an overall 97 per cent satisfaction rate. 

In July last year, students at the School were the first in the UK to return to face-to face teaching following the Covid-19 lockdown. 

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More information is available from Professor Rob White, Director of Continuing Professional Development in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham at

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