Equine practitioner appointed Honorary Professor at Nottingham

21 Sep 2015 16:09:11.607


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. 

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.”

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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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More informationis available from Dr Karen Braithwaite  in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham on +44 (0)115 951 6413, karen.braithwaite@nottingham.ac.uk

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