The University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research institutions with a prodigious spread of expertise -from the humanities and social sciences to engineering, science, veterinary science and medicine. It attracts collaborative and contract research commissions from a wide range of national and international organisations – commissions valued at more than £100 million annually. The School of Veterinary Science sits in the Institute of Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Science is the organisational unit for these posts.
Liverpool was the first veterinary school in the UK to be part of a University, and has always been a leading education provider for the vets of the future. The current Head of School is Professor Paul Lunn, and the current head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Science is Professor Tom Maddox.
The UVP is a busy primary care practice, with 5.6 FTE vets (including 1FTE dedicated exotics vet and a new second exotics role coming on board soon). The vets are supported by a nursing and animal care team of 5.6 FTEs, and three full-time clerical support staff and a practice administrator to oversee the day to day running of the practice. Qualified veterinarians on rotating Internships in Small Animal Studies also rotate through the practice; and this will be changing to include a Primary Care Intern based solely at the practice. Students rotate through the practice as part of their clinical training, and core teaching is currently undertaken 30 weeks of the calendar year (but may be extended), plus 3 weeks of elective. Students from University of Liverpool and other universities also undertake EMS in the practice.
The University Veterinary Practice is a purpose built first opinion practice, providing primary care services for clients and their pets in Liverpool City Centre. Facilities at the practice include DR radiography, two operating theatres and a generous prep area, a separate dental room including DR intra-oral radiography. We have an in-house lab and dedicated teaching and office space within the practice. Wards are species separated (dogs, cats, exotics and isolation) and we are recognised Cat Friendly Practice (silver) and Rabbit Friendly Practice. We are also a member of the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (GP level).