School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Caroline Quarmby





I qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Glasgow in 1993 and worked in small animal practice for the next 15 years.  I joined the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham as a University Teacher in 2006 and began studying for a part-time Masters in Medical Education the following year. For my dissertation I looked at the students’ perceptions of the benefits of small group teaching. I graduated with my Masters in 2010.

Degree Registration: 

PhD Veterinary Medicine and Science, due for completion 2017

School Research Theme:

Population Health and Welfare

Research Topic:

Obesity in dogs

Summary of Research:

Obesity in dogs is an increasing problem, mirroring the rise in human obesity. There are 2 main aspects to the problem: dog factors, such as breed and reproductive status; and management (human) factors such as diet and exercise. The focus of my project is the human influence on the development of obesity in dogs.

Research Supervisors: 

Prof Gary England (primary supervisor) and Dr Sarah Freeman

Primary Funding Source:

Royal Canin


School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

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