Canine Teaching Team

School of Veterinary Medicine

We've hired an expert team of specialist Canine Teaching Assistants to help our BVMS students learn key animal-handling skills.

A wealth of experience

You'll learn from our Canine Teaching Assistant's wealth of industry experience.

Supportive nature

Our Canine Teaching Assistant's commitment to your success knows no bounds.

Friendly and approachable

We've handpicked a friendly team of dogs that enjoy all the attention.

Meet the Canine Teaching Team

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Milo
Canine Teaching Assistant

Research interests: The contents of pockets

Research disinterests: The gradients of stairs

Belongs to: Leanne Stagg

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Bella
Canine Teaching Assistant

Research interests: Zoomies

Research disinterests: Early mornings

Belongs to: Karen Beech

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Junior
Canine Teaching Assistant

Research interests: Treats

Research disinterests: Lawnmowers

Belongs to: Natalie Harrison

Woody
Woody
Canine Teaching Assistant

Research interests: Tennis balls

Belongs to: Morven Webster

Poppy
Poppy
Canine Teaching Assistant

Research interests: Treats

Belongs to: Hettie Thomas

Beau
Beau
Canine Teaching Assistant

Research interests: Walks

Belongs to: Kayleigh Cook

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Meg
Canine Teaching Assistant

Belongs to: Iain Richards

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Shelby
Canine Teaching Assistant

Belongs to: Gillian Marshall

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Students assessing a dog
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Hear from the team

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Poppy
Poppy
Canine Teaching Assistant
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Our human team

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Dr Heather Bacon
Dean of Veterinary Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine

Heather is a veterinary surgeon with extensive experience of veterinary practice across a range of sectors including private practice, charity work and academia. Heather has worked in the UK and internationally and has a particular interest in veterinary skills training, clinical…

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Dr Heather Cameron-Whytock
Senior Lecturer in Animal and Veterinary Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine

Heather teaches across our Bioveterinary Sciences and BVMS degrees. She manages and organises modules related to anatomy and physiology, science communication and research skills. Heather has a particular interest in animal welfare, performance and physiology. She holds a PhD in …