Morven is a veterinary surgeon with extensive experience in a diverse range of equine and large animal practices. What's more, she's a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons recognised Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice.
Morven's role includes creating, delivering and maintaining teaching materials whilst lecturing in a wide range of subjects. Her focus is on helping students become effective communicators and problem solvers, as well as developing the clinical skills that will allow them to thrive in their chosen career.
She originally came to Lancashire after graduating as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 and quickly fell in love with the area and the people. After a few years in first opinion large animal veterinary practice, she completed an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, before returning to first opinion practice.
In 2013, she completed a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Practice, with a focus on equine dentistry. She was awarded RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status in 2015, shortly after returning to her original Lancashire practice, where she continued to provide both routine healthcare and urgent treatment to everything from Shetland ponies to Shire horses, until joining UCLan in 2022.
Morven enjoys the rich social experience that working alongside veterinary clients brings and is committed to sharing that with our students. Her clinical interest include equine dentistry, geriatric care and donkeys. She brings an ethical and patient focussed approach to equine practice, sharing the importance of an understanding of equine behaviour and a least-aversive approach.
She has been invited to speak in a wide range of settings from national veterinary congresses, to delivering virtual Extra Mural Studies during the Covid19 Pandemic and client education events. She is passionate about veterinary education at all levels and enjoys delivering talks to nurseries, schools and extra-curricular groups about the challenges and rewards of veterinary work.
Morven has also contributed in a number of stakeholder groups working to improve equine welfare in areas such as wound care, equine obesity and colic risk.
- Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, 2007
- Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Practice), Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2013
- Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2015, renewed 2020
- Equine practice
- Equine dentistry
- Equine behaviour
- Donkey and their hybrids
- Large animal clinical skills
- Wound management
- Mentoring students and graduates in practice
- Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
- British Equine Veterinary Association