Vet school gets claws into global conservation

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The growing number of endangered species has led to the development of a unique course to help vets tackle this global challenge.

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has appointed Anna Meredith as Professor of Zoological and Conservation Medicine.

Professor Meredith, who joined the School in 1992 and was instrumental in setting up its Exotic Animal and Wildlife Service, is heading up a MVetSci in Conservation Medicine.

The course, which starts in September, is aimed at international vets, enabling them to study flexibly part-time through online learning, and achieve a certificate, diploma or masters degree over one, two or three years

Prof Meredith is also involved in research and surveillance related to red squirrel conservation.