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Dr Louise A BuckleyPhD, PGCert, PG Dip, BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), NVQ 2 & 3

Senior Lecturer

Louise Buckley

Dr Louise A BuckleyPhD, PGCert, PG Dip, BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), NVQ 2 & 3

Senior Lecturer

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Research interests


I am a Senior Lecturer and the Programme Director for Veterinary Nursing, and teach across a range of topics related to this. My particular teaching interests are in the area of evidence-based veterinary nursing, research and dissertation supervision.


I joined Bristol Vet  School straight from the University of Edinburgh where I coordinated an online MSc course in clinical animal behaviour. Prior to that I lectured in veterinary nursing and animal behaviour/welfare at Harper Adams University for seven years, and completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh/Scotland's Rural College (then SAC) in broiler breeder welfare.  I am a clinically practicing Registered Veterinary Nurse, and have worked in clinical practice since 1998, predominantly within emergency and first opinion environments. I am also on the Editorial Board of the open access, EBVM journal Veterinary Evidence,which is published by RCVS Knowledge.

Academic interests

 My academic interests include: evidence-based veterinary medicine/healthcare/nursing, veterinary education and clinical governance, and the interface of each with animal welfare and behaviour, and I am involved with a number of external veterinary organisations (RCVS Knowledge, BSAVA, BVNA), academic institutions and clinical practices associated with maintaining these interests.

I am currently involved in postgraduate research studies in the following areas:

- The role of the veterinary practice in the temporary care of healthy stray / lost dogs

- Attitudes to the control and management of sheep-worrying dogs

- Various studies linked the welfare of street dogs imported into the UK and adopted as pet dogs

- Risk factors for incomplete house training in young adult dogs

- A quantification of microchipping consultation approaches and impact on canine behaviour

- Reasons for owner unwillingness to disclose (to veterinary professionals) their canine's handling intolerances 

- The use of go-slow feed bowls on feline behaviour and welfare


I welcome contact from veterinary / veterinary nursing professionals who are considering undertaking an MRes or PhD in any of the academic areas listed above, or in allied areas, and am happy to explore options for full or part time research studies. 

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