University of Bristol appoints new head of vet school

The University of Bristol has appointed Tim Parkin as the new head of the University’s veterinary school.

His role will be effective from 9 November. 

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Professor Parkin is himself a Bristol alumni, having previously qualified with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree in 1998.

He joined the University of Glasgow as senior fellow in clinical research in 2007, was later appointed professor of veterinary epidemiology. During his career, he as co-authored 86 peer-reviewed publications.

He is now a specialist in population medicine with the European College of Veterinary Public Health, and brings with him a “broad experience in the veterinary field”.

The professor is particularly known for his work in musculoskeletal disease and injury in the sports horse. 

Professor Parkin said: “My whole career was shaped by my early experiences at the school, and I relish the opportunity to inspire the current and future cohorts of students in a similar way.

”Working with colleagues at the school, I am sure we can continue the excellent progress that has been made over the past 10 years.”

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