Physical and Mathematical Veterinary Medicine

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David Rutherford

Clinical Associate Professor in Orthopaedics and Imaging in Enquine Clinical Practice, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Dave graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2002 and went straight into equine only practice. After an internship at a large racehorse practice in the U.K. he undertook a 3 year residency at Massey University N.Z. completing specialist training in equine surgery. In 2007 Dave returned to the U.K. to be head of surgery and clinic director at a large equine only private practice in the east of England. In 2020 Dave briefly served as a temporary lecturer in equine surgery at the Cambridge University Vet School before moving to Perth, Australia to be head of surgery at an equine only veterinary practice and stud farm. He returned to U.K. in 2022 and is now associate professor in equine imaging and orthopaedics at University of Nottingham Vet School.

Dave was awarded the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons certificate in equine orthopaedic surgery in 2006 and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons diploma in equine surgery in 2008.

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Physical and Mathematical Veterinary Medicine

The University of Nottingham
School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
College Road, Sutton Bonington, LE12 5RD

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