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Miss Jenna Richardson

DVREP Lecturer and Veterinary Clinician

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Education/Academic qualification

Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications

European College of Zoological Medicine Diplomate in Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery, Dip ECZM (Small Mammal)


Veterinary Lecturer

Graduate Entry Programme, 2nd Year and 4th Year

- Rabbit, Rodent and Ferret Husbandry, Medicine and Surgery

- Comparative Anatomy


Final Year Clinician - Final Year Rotations, Student Selected Component 2

Administrative Roles

HFSA Veterinary Lecturer and Clinician, Rabbit, Exotic Animal and Wildlife Practice


Fourth Year Examination Board Chair - Rabbit and Exotic Animal Course


Jenna graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2008. She spent several years working in mixed practice, first in North Wales, then in the South of Scotland, before returning to Edinburgh.

Jenna completed a Residency in Rabbit and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery.  She is a European Specialist in Small Mammals, after completion of a European College of Veterinary Medicine Diploma in Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery.

Jenna has a general interest in all aspects of Exotic Pet veterinary medicine and surgery.  Having previously kept pet rabbits for many years, Jenna has a keen interest in promoting and advancing rabbit medicine and surgery.  Jenna is actively involved in research projects aiming specifically to improve the safety of rabbit anaesthesia in general veterinary practice. 

Jenna has written numerous book chapters and has co-authored a book on Rabbit Medicine and Surgery.  She regularly lectures throughout the UK to veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and students, on all aspects of exotic animal veterinary care.


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