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John Remnant

Clinical Assistant Professor in Farm Animal Health and Production, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

John qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Bristol in 2008. He spent three years working in mixed and farm animal practice in the south west before moving to the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham. John started a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship (Residency) in Dairy Herd Health and Production in July 2011. He was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Farm Animal Health and Production in January 2014.

Expertise Summary

John's main focus is on clinical farm animal veterinary work. He primarily works in cattle health with a particular interest in dairy herd health. John holds a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a Diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management. He is a European Veterinary Specialist and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Cattle Health and Production. He has a research interest in dairy herd fertility and the interaction of other diseases and factors on fertility at a herd level and holds a PhD in the measurement of oestrus detection in dairy herds. In 2019 John was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship sponsored by the Trehane Trust, entitled "Ensuring the veterinary profession meets the needs of agriculture now and in the future".

Teaching Summary

John primarily teaches on the year five clinical rotations. He teaches on the Farm Health Skills rotation and the Advanced Herd Health rotation and is the rotation leader for the Farm Animal Practice… read more

Research Summary

John gained a PhD using statistical modelling on a large data set to investigate factors affecting oestrus expression, detection and cyclicity at an individual cow level in UK dairy herds. John also… read more

Recent Publications

John primarily teaches on the year five clinical rotations. He teaches on the Farm Health Skills rotation and the Advanced Herd Health rotation and is the rotation leader for the Farm Animal Practice rotation based at Scarsdale Veterinary Group (an associate practice) as well as the Advanced Farm Skills selective rotation. John is also involved in many of the practical sessions delivered earlier in the course. John is interested in helping the undergraduate veterinary students prepare for life in practice by developing their clinical skills and confidence with routine procedures. He is also keen to promote confidence and interest in herd health and encourages the integration of herd health and epidemiology concepts in to more traditional first opinion clinical veterinary work. John is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Sub-Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment focussing on the BVM BVS degree (fourth and fifth year of the veterinary degree).

Current Research

John gained a PhD using statistical modelling on a large data set to investigate factors affecting oestrus expression, detection and cyclicity at an individual cow level in UK dairy herds. John also provides clinical input in to various research projects on dairy herd health including projects on antibiotic use, lameness and transition cow health. John also has a research interest in veterinary education and careers with a current project identifying factors that influence undergraduate veterinary students attitudes to careers in farm animal practice.

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The University of Nottingham
School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD


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