Cookie use on MRCVSonline
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies.
If you would like to forward this story on to a friend, simply fill in the form below and click send.

Your friend's email:
Your email:
Your name:
 
 
Send Cancel

Professor Tim Parkin to head up Bristol Vet School
Professor Tim Parkin.
Renowned Bristol graduate set to bring a wealth of experience to the role.

Bristol alum and population medicine specialist Professor Tim Parkin has been announced as the new head of Bristol Veterinary School.

Professor Parkin, who graduated from Bristol in 1998, has an impressive repertoire of honours, awards and broad experience in the veterinary sphere.

As a specialist in population medicine within the European College of Veterinary Public Health, he is internationally renowned as the ‘go-to’ person when it comes to researching musculoskeletal disease and injury in the sports horse.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Parkin said: “I am delighted and extremely proud to be returning to Bristol as Head of the Vet School. My whole career was shaped by my early experiences at the school and I relish the opportunity to inspire the current and future cohorts of students in a similar way.

“Working with colleagues at the school, I am sure we can continue the excellent progress that has been made over the last ten years.”

Professor Parkin joined the University of Glasgow as a Senior Fellow in Clinical Research in 2007 and was later appointed to Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology. He has co-authored 86 peer-reviewed publications and his final year course, 'Veterinary Public Health, Epidemiology and Population Medicine', has been described as ‘the best’ and ‘most interesting’ course across the Vet Bioscience programme.

Professor Jane Norman, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences said: “I am delighted to announce that Tim Parkin will be the next Head of Bristol Veterinary School. Tim is a Bristol graduate (twice) and brings a wealth of experience in population health and in veterinary research and education leadership roles.

“I look forward to working with Tim and veterinary school colleagues to build on Bristol’s continuing success over the next few years.”

Become a member or log in to add this story to your CPD history

AWF Student Grant Scheme opens for applications

News Story 1
 The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) is inviting applications to its 2021 Student Grant Scheme for innovative projects designed to impact animal welfare. The scheme welcomes proposals from undergraduates studying veterinary and animal welfare degrees, but students from other disciplines are also welcome to apply.

Grants will fund projects on animal welfare topics that are relevant to the veterinary profession and help develop the student's skills as a researcher. This year, the AWF is also accepting projects which are carried out alongside EMS so long as they are supervised. For more information and to apply, visit animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk 

Click here for more...
News Shorts
Survey seeks views on keeping cows with calves

Researchers at Scotland's Rural College are seeking views from dairy farmers on keeping cows with calves.

Their study entitled 'Keeping Cow with Calf: bringing innovation to dairying in Scotland' aims to find out the motivations and reservations about operating a cow-with-calf dairy system.

The survey will help researchers build an evidence base and gauge what support farmers need to move to this practice. For more information, or to complete the survey, visit keepingcowwithcalf.com