Assistant Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Skills, Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, UK
Alison qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004 whilst working in small animal practice in Lancashire. There she developed her interest in the clinical and domestic care of rabbits and successfully initiated chargeable nurse clinics for rabbit patients. Five years later, a locum position at the Royal Veterinary College sparked an interest in veterinary education and she joined the RVC’s Clinical Skills Centre as a clinical tutor in November 2009. Rabbits have continued to be Alison’s passion, and she has lectured both internally and externally on rabbit care. Her MSc research project looked at teaching veterinary and nursing students together using rabbit clinical scenarios and she regularly supervises and examines BVetMed students on many aspects of rabbit care and welfare including clinical care, husbandry and quality of life issues.