Physical and Mathematical Veterinary Medicine

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Hayley Williamson

Clinical Assistant Professor in Small and Exotic Animal Practice, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


  • workRoom A09A Veterinary Clinical Building
    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    LE12 5RD
  • work+44 (0)115 74 84098 (ext 16834)


Hayley graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016 and worked as a mixed practitioner in an independent mixed animal practice in West Sussex that had a heavy first opinion and referral exotics and zoo caseload. In 2017 Hayley was asked to become the second exotics vet in the practice and she started working towards the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Zoological Medicine), which she went on to complete in 2021 and she became an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine in 2022.

In 2019 Hayley started teaching part time at the University of Surrey, where she obtained the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (GCLT) and become a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Alongside this teaching role Hayley continued her exotics clinical work at an independent small animal practice and by volunteering at a wildlife hospital in Surrey. In 2020 she relocated and started working at the University of Nottingham as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Small and Exotic Animal Practice and in 2022 she became the Exotic Animal Clinical Sub Dean for the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. Hayley is particularly passionate about teaching 'day one skills' with exotic pets in addition to communication skills and human factors, in order to equip students for life as a new graduate vet.

At the University of Nottingham, Hayley completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) in 2021 and in 2022 she began a part time PhD investigating how veterinary human factors can be embedded into the veterinary undergraduate curriculum and integrated into clinical practice. Hayleys research has since moved away from exotics pets and British wildlife and towards pedagogy (veterinary education) and human factors.

Physical and Mathematical Veterinary Medicine

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

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 6451