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John Mosley

(Former employee or visitor)

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications

Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (European College of Veterinary Surgeons), DiplECVS
Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, CertSAS
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, MRCVS


Year 3

Dog and Cat, Clinical Foundation Course

Year 5

Final Year Rotations, Student Selected Component 2

Administrative Roles

Orthopaedic Surgery


John qualified from the Edinburgh Veterinary School in 1988. After three years in UK a mixed general private veterinary practice, he moved Professor Lance Lanyon's lab at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, as a BBSRC Veterinary Research Fellow. He was awarded a PhD for studies into the homeostatic mechanisms that control fracture resistance. These studies were continued with the award of a Wellcome Trust  Veterinary Research Felowship.

In 1999, John returned to Edinburgh to undertake an advanced training in small animal surgery. He was appointed to the clinical staff of the Hospital for small animals in 2001, gaining status as a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2003.

John is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Small Animal Hospital, where he leads the Surgery Service, is Academic Head of Companion Animal Sciences and Hospital Director.

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