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Shelley Down

Clinical Assistant Professor in Equine Practice and Diagnostic Imaging, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Shelley qualified from the University of Bristol in 2004. She then undertook an equine internship at The Animal Health Trust, Newmarket. This was followed by a year in equine practice in Cambridgeshire and a year as a senior clinical scholar at The University of Cambridge. In 2008, she started working in the Equine Orthopaedic referral team at The Animal Health Trust where she remained until 2011. Shelley gained the RCVS certificate in Equine surgery (orthopaedics) in 2009 and advanced practitioner status in 2014. She moved to the East Midlands in 2011 and worked part-time in Equine Practice in Nottinghamshire until 2016 working up the lameness and poor performance cases within a local practice. During this time, Shelley enrolled on the RCVS Fellowship by thesis, supervised by Dr Sue Dyson FRCVS, titled "Retrospective radiological analysis of aspects of the equine cervical spine". She has published in peer reviewed journals and written articles for the veterinary press. Shelley has been working at The University of Nottingham, School of Veterinary Medicine & Science, mainly teaching veterinary undergraduate students on the Equine skills final-year rotation since October 2017.

Teaching Summary

The majority of Shelley's current teaching is on the final year Equine Skills rotation. This is a mixture of small group practical teaching, small group seminars, self directed learning and seeing… read more

Research Summary

Currently undertaking the RCVS Fellowship by thesis, supervised by Dr Sue Dyson FRCVS, titled "Retrospective radiological analysis of aspects of the equine cervical spine".

Selected Publications

The majority of Shelley's current teaching is on the final year Equine Skills rotation. This is a mixture of small group practical teaching, small group seminars, self directed learning and seeing cases at the associate practices. Her main areas of teaching interest lie within imaging and equine lameness diagnostics.

Past Research

Shelley has published on the subjects of the cartilages of the foot, cutaneous habronemiasis, a novel stifle injection technique and the caudal articular cervical process joints.

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


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