School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Clinical Associates

We value the importance of real-life clinical experience.

Through our partnerships with local Clinical Associates, students and staff can gain experience of veterinary education and research in real practices.

Clinical education and experience on our undergraduate courses is completed in the lecture-free final year, through clinical practice modules. You will work alongside local clinical staff and University academic staff placed at Clinical Associates. Clinical practice modules provide experience of all domestic species, livestock production systems and wildlife conservation, as well as pathology and public health.

This teaching approach gives you experience of first and second opinion cases, resulting in the completion of 'Day One' competencies. Teaching and learning is based on observation, discussion and practical experience. You will be under the supervision of University academic staff placed at, and working within, these Clinical Associates.

Although Clinical Associates are primarily involved in year five clinical practice module rotations, some are also involved in teaching delivery in earlier years. We also use teaching and learning observatories, including videoconferencing facilities, allowing real-time delivery of clinical material into the school from Clinical Associates' premises.

Our clinical associates




School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
fax: +44 (0)115 951 6415