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Neil Hudson

Senior Lecturer

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
The Enteric Nervous System and Interstitial Cells of Cajal of the Horse
Postgraduate Diploma, University of Sydney
Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Studies
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (Cambridge), University of Cambridge
Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Professional Qualifications

Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine, DEIM
Certificate in Equine Medicine (Internal Medicine), CertEM(IntMed)
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, MRCVS
2019Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, PFHEA
2018Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, FRCVS
2015Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, SFHEA


Neil qualified from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School in 1994; he worked in mixed practice in England and then undertook a rotating mixed practice internship at the University of Sydney where he was awarded the Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Studies in 1995. After a further short period in mixed practice in England, Neil moved to the University of Edinburgh where he completed a PhD in Grass Sickness and Equine Gastroenterology and a Residency in Equine Internal Medicine. He achieved his Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine in this period.  Neil then joined the Faculty at the Dick Vet as a Lecturer in Equine Medicine. He has also pursued post-doctoral research in equine and comparative gastroenterology. He was awarded the RCVS Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine (DEIM) in 2006 and then spent a period as Director of Undergraduate Admissions and is currently a Senior Veterinary Clinical Lecturer at the Dick Vet. He leads the Undergraduate Certificate in Veterinary Medical Education. He became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in 2015. He was awarded the Diploma of Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS) in 2018 for his research thesis on veterinary admissions. Neil became a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) in 2019.

Current Research Interests

Equine and comparative gastroenterology.

Postoperative ileus and colic.

Veterinary Medical Education.

Veterinary Admissions.


Year 1

Professional & Clinical Skills 1

Year GEP

The Animal Body  

Professional & Clinical Skills GEP

Year 2

The Animal Body 3

Student Selected Component 1

Professional & Clinical Skills 2

Year 3

Professional & Clinical Skills 3

Year 4


Professional & Clinical Skills 4

Year 5

Final Year Rotations

Student Selected Component 2


MSc Equine Science

Equine Exercise Physiology 2

Research Methods in Equine Science

Administrative Roles

UG teaching staff, equine teaching, pre-clinical teaching, clinical skills teaching

Deputy Dean for Postgraduates, Co-ordinator of Adjustments, Senior Personal Tutor, Equine MSc Programme Director

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